Wetsuit Materials


NEOPRENE / FOAM TYPES

N Foam - Non petroleum based neoprene with softer feel and high stretch

V Foam - Our lightest neoprene in overall physical weight

S Foam - 20% lighter than standard neoprene with high degree of stretch and softness

K Foam - A harder high density foam where high strength or impact protection is required


WETSUIT TYPES

Double Lined - Where a neoprene type has a lining material laminated on both sides, this is done for durability, comfort, stretch and aesthetics. Generally it is considered that DL wetsuits are cooler due to the wind having a chilling affect on water trapped in the outer lining. Warmer climate suits

Single Lined - A closed cell neoprene that is only lined on the inside for comfort and warmth. The outside has a smooth skin appearance that absorbs heat quickly and does not absorb water or allow the wind to penetrate. Thus making SL wetsuits very warm but at the expense of durability. Colder climate suits


OUTSIDE MATERIALS

NeoSpan - Extreme stretch characteristics with a super soft feel (non-petroleum based)

UltraSpan - Lightweight superstretch characteristics with high heat retention

SoFlex - Stretch fabric with a soft plush hand feel

DuraFlex - Price conscious neoprene with good durability and flexibility

DuraGravel - High density textured skin with high abrasion resistance & durability

Mesh GlideSkin - Textured smooth skin for added durability

Tri Ply AirCell Glideskin - Heat retaining GlideSkin with high stretch qualities

Smooth GlideSkin - Water repellant smooth Skin for maximum heat retention

DuraMesh - High density skin with high abrasion resistance & durability

SolarSkin - Durable skin for heat absorption & reducing wind chill

SupraTex - A High flexible and abrasion resistant material

Velcro Plush - Allows for a firm closure without affecting the neoprene lining

EcoSkin - 4 way stretch lycra infused with recycled bamboo charcoal

 


INSIDE LINING

UltimateFlex - Highly flexible and durable with a soft hand feel

SoFlex - Stretch fabric with a soft plush hand feel

DuraFlex - Price conscious neoprene with good durability and flexibility

Brush Jersey - Lightweight water repellant lining with a soft feel

ThermoSpan / Jersey - Hydrophobic chest lining wicks moisture for heat retention