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Introducing the BARE 50th Anniversary X-Mission Evolution drysuit

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BARE is celebrating 50 years in business by introducing a very special X-Mission Evolution drysuit for recreational and technical divers.

The 50 Years Deep Anniversary Edition X-Mission Evolution boasts timeless iconography and the durability and features divers know and trust.

Based in British Columbia in Canada, BARE has been making premium immersion wear and diving equipment for half a century, with many innovations along the way. Today, the pinnacle of BARE’s know-how and expertise is the flagship X-Mission Evolution drysuit.

To mark the milestone, BARE’s 50th Anniversary X-Mission Evolution is offered with some unique features and details. This stunning suit is ideal for working commercial divers, advanced technical divers, or recreational divers who want the best combination of flexibility and durability in a travel-friendly package. The suit is offered for a limited period only.

This innovative X-Mission Evolution uses the most advanced materials and construction methods, designed and purpose-built in partnership with a team of technical cave divers to meet their demanding requirements. With material that’s rated most flexible among all BARE drysuits, this suit is perfect for movement in the water and on the surface, and is highly packable for travel.

Unique style

BARE has made some changes to the standard drysuit to make this X-Mission Evolution stand out from the crowd. It is available in unique Military Green and Anthracite Grey colour combination, and features special ‘50 Years Deep’ badging on the right shoulder. Below the left shoulder, a maple leaf emblem highlights the company’s proud Canadian heritage.

Buyers will also receive a free anniversary beanie hat and coozie emblazoned with retro-inspired BARE badging. These are unavailable to buy and limited to Anniversary drysuit owners only.

Cut and sizing

Two versions are available: a men’s and women’s 50th Anniversary Edition X-Mission Evolution. Nineteen standard men’s sizes are offered from S to 4XLS, and eleven standard women’s sizes as well as made-to-measure (MTM) custom fit models in both.

BARE retailers are able to offer sizing help and advice for customers who wish to place an order.

X-Mission Evolution features

  • 2MM nylon/smoothskin ‘Smart Collar’ with vented neck drain provides an improved seal with the BARE dry hood
  • Low-profile valves
  • Removable inflator valve backer pad reduces discomfort as a result of the ‘squeeze’ at depths
  • Anatomically-shaped torso, arms and legs
  • Lightweight low-profile plastic dry zipper and offset protected zipper flap to avoid contact between dry zipper and outer flap
  • Includes reinforcement patch for heating system
  • Low back M-PADZ reinforcement panel for added durability
  • Adjustable elastic waistband at the back of the drysuit for snugging up for that perfect fit
  • Field-replaceable suspenders and crotch strap
  • Includes four-point suspenders
  • Two-layer reinforced pee valve patches on the interior fabric for durability
  • M-PADZ knee protection
  • Includes Tech Boots and two expandable Tech/DATA pockets
  • Expandable Tech/DATA pockets include five bungee cords (three regular/two thick)
  • Two-needle ‘felled seam’ construction increases seam integrity, is low profile and less prone to abrasion and finishes for a clean look
  • Flexible double taped reinforcement at ‘critical wear’ seam points for added durability

Timing

The BARE 50th Anniversary Edition X-Mission Evolution is available to order at UK and Ireland retailers now, with default sizes available to ship immediately.

Prices

The recommended retail price (RRP) for the drysuit is £2,119.95 in the UK and €2,299.95 in Ireland.

For more information please visit www.baresports.com

 

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Jeff chats to… Brent Durand, Brand Evangelist at Scubapro, about the new Seawing Supernova Fins (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Brent Durand, Brand Evangelist at Scubapro.

Brent has been diving for 25 years and has worked in the industry since 2013. Brent is the featured ambassador for Scubapro’s Seawing Supernova fin launch and has spent months using the fins in warm water and in temperate water off the California coast.

Find out more at www.scubapro.com and www.johnsonoutdoors.com

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SCUBAPRO introduces the Seawing Supernova

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SCUBAPRO introduces the Seawing Supernova, a new diving fin designed to deliver maximum power when you need it.

Winner of the prestigious, internationally recognized Red Dot Award for product design, the Seawing Supernova is a remarkable step up from the Seawing Nova in performance, construction, fit and versatility, with an innovative blade shape that produces much more power, speed and manoeuvrability.

Power is key in a diving fin and the Seawing Supernova delivers. The fin’s proven Pivot Control Technology ensures the blade is pre-set in the 40º to 50º range, which is the optimal angle of attack for the blade and ideal for converting kicks into forward propulsion. This hinge system works in tandem with the blade’s unique flexible Auto-Adjust central panel which fine-tunes the angle of attack by counter-pivoting based on the strength of the kick. This provides a milder angle of attack for comfort when kicking gently, a more aggressive angle of attack when power kicking at full strength, and anything in between.  When it comes to frog and alternate kicks, new twin-tip winglets increase control and markedly improve manoeuvrability.

Made of premium Monprene® for maximum durability, the Seawing Supernova’s innovative two-piece design, with blade and foot pocket molded separately, disassembles easily for travel. Sold as an open heel set with foot pocket and blade pre-assembled, the Seawing Supernova’s open heel foot pocket features an upgraded heavy-duty bungee strap that allows for micro-adjustments to accommodate different boot types, and extended grip pads that provide an improved non-skid grip on wet surfaces.

The two-piece design also makes it possible to replace the standard open heel foot pocket with an optional full foot pocket for barefoot diving. Simply disassemble the fin’s Socket-Lock Connecting System, switch out the open heel foot pocket with a full foot pocket, reassemble and you’re ready to hit the water. The full foot pocket is also made of premium Monprene® and features a re-profiled heel-retention cup to prevent slipping and chafing.

A key fob-style multi-Tool is included for assembly and disassembly of the foot pocket and blade, along with a travel-friendly storage bag.

The new Seawing Supernova is the essential power fin for avid recreational and professional divers seeking maximum performance, speed and control in all diving conditions.

For more information visit the Scubapro website,

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