The Xcel Comp Series
The Xcel Comp and Comp X are all about maximum stretch through minimal seams, and both are lightweight wetsuits with a similar cut. The Comp X provides a host of premium upgrades which is reflected in the price tag. The Comp has a YKK zipper with a popper closure while the Comp X has a semi-dry zipper with a magnetic closure. The Comp X has a full Channel Flex exterior which is more lightweight and offers superior stretch to the Ultra Flex neoprene of the Comp. The Comp X has back knee flex grooves which reduce bunching behind the knee when crouching while the Comp does not. On the inside, the differences are more visible with the Comp having the grey Thermolite IR lining, and minimal taping and the Comp X has a brightly coloured TDC smart fibre lining and has full taping. While the Comp offers excellent performance for the money, the Comp X will be much warmer, stretchier, robust and is by far the most superior wetsuit.