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Introducing the new AquaFlex wetsuit

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Stand out with the new AquaFlex wetsuit from Aqua Lung. The 5mm AquaFlex features super-stretch neoprene for the ultimate in comfort and quality. The suit has three times the stretch of standard neoprene, making the suit easy to get on and off and also ensures a great comfortable fit for every body shape.

The male suit is available in a bold blue and grey with neon yellow silicone traction pads, while the female suit is available in a stunning galaxy print with white traction pads.

The seams are sealed with liquid rubber, which make them durable and protects them from unraveling and also keeps water out and warmth in. The cuffs are all fused with the X-Tend technology which minimises fraying and maximises stretch. The left sleeve features a silicone traction pad to keep wrist dive computers from rotating when neoprene compresses. The internal chest and back panels have a thermal loop laminate to help keep warmth at the body’s core.

Features

  • 5mm AquaFlex neoprene used throughout. This is the base thickness of the neoprene layer before the nylon outer and inner layers are added.
  • The outer nylon material is resistant to abrasions and hook-and-loop materials due to the tighter weave. This keeps the suit looking good and functioning well.
  • The inner material is ultra-soft, making these suits easy to don and doff.
  • Skin-in-neck seal provides for a comfortable stretch and seals out water.
  • Internal thermal chest and back material keep warmth at the body’s core.
  • Liquid rubber seams prevent water transfer and unraveling.
  • Silicone print wrist computer traction pad.
  • Three-way zipper seal minimises water entry to maintain warmth.
  • Kidney pad for additional insulation in this high heat loss area.
  • Pre-bent anatomic legs and arms for comfort.
  • The knee pads, wrist and ankles are ultra stretchy.

For more information please visit the Aqualung website by clicking here.

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Northern Diver’s Storm Semi-Dry Wetsuit gets an updated look

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The Storm Semi-Dry Wetsuit from Northern Diver has been around for decades and is the perfect choice for new or expert divers, casual or professional divers, first-time wetsuit buyers as well as seasoned, experienced watersports enthusiasts.

Suitable for use in cool waters, the Storm’s anatomical pattern is crafted for optimum comfort, and the seals at the wrists and ankles feature Northern Diver’s widely acclaimed smooth skin, which has a great feel and helps stop water flush.

Developed over time to be constructed from a softer and more flexible neoprene which makes it easy to put on and take off, the water suit maximizes the range of motion and improves overall comfort. The front entry vertical-cut YKK plastic zip increases long-term durability and ease of use.

Abrasion-resistant subtle overprinting on shoulders protects against shifting gear such as BCDs from slipping off the shoulder, printed protection on the cuffs helps with grip to keep any dive wrist gauges and computers in place. Strong pad elbow, knee and seat areas are built into the pattern of the wetsuit giving even more abrasion resistance in the highest wear areas.

The Storm steamer wetsuit is predominantly 6mm thick in the vital areas of the body, with a 4mm thickness in areas requiring extra flexibility and movement. Ribbed neoprene features at the back of the elbows and knees for further comfort and flexibility when in action.

Constructed from high quality superstretch neoprene with reinforced blind stitching in critical stress points, these wetsuits are designed for durability and flexibility whether you’re on or in the water. The perfect balance between function and aesthetic appeal, this steamer wetsuit has long arms and long legs making it most effective at maintaining warmth.

For more information about Northern Diver products visit their website by clicking here.

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Grown, Not Made: Introducing the fourth element Surface Suit

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A great wetsuit that keeps you warm can make or break your time in the water and neoprene has long been the material of choice for thermal protection. However, Petroleum-based wetsuits rely on oil exploration and drilling, neither of which are good for our planet. The high levels of energy required to produce petroleum neoprene contribute towards climate change, releasing toxic gasses emitted in the chemical processing plants.

Surface, made using Yulex Pure™, offers a unique solution. Without compromising on strength and performance, it uses completely natural rubber that comes from a sustainable source using earth-gentle processes.

Yulex Pure™ is FSC® Certified, ultra-pure natural rubber grown in the USA. The plants are grown without artificial irrigation systems and the materials are processed with recycled water. Even the waste plant material after the rubber extraction process is used as biomass fuel for electricity generation. The lining fabrics are created from ocean-bound plastic bottles, recycled and spun into polyester yarn. Water-based glues are used to bond the foam to the fabrics and the prints are water-based or embossed; every care has been taken to minimise the environmental impact of this product.


The Surface is designed for life in the water from diving, freediving and snorkelling to surface watersports such as stand up paddleboarding, surfing and open water swimming. The minimal design features a mini chest zipper, eliminating the need for a back zip, radically improving mobility and minimizing the opportunity for water to enter the suit though the teeth of the zip. The flexible rubber of the suit provides freedom of movement and the inner ankle and wrist seals ensure that suit flush is minimized.

Do you want a more sustainable wetsuit that will enable future generations to keep enjoying our underwater world?

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