Recommendations for use:
To prevent chafing around the neck and other areas liable to friction, apply Vaseline or a mixture of 50% Vaseline and 50% lanolin.
The Glide-Skin component used in this wetsuit is very flexible and stretchy, but also more fragile. When putting it on, do not use your fingernails and do not pull too hard. Put your arms and legs in gradually.
Arms: 2 mm GLIDE SKIN neoprene
Chest, back and legs: 2.5 mm GLIDE SKIN neoprene
FLATLOCK seams: not waterproof
The fabric inside is woven with polyester thread made from recycled plastic bottles.
1 wetsuit = 45 plastic bottled
The yarn is dyed directly, rather than the fabric. This is made possible through the use of pigments that are insoluble in polyester or polyamide. This technique enables water savings of up to 60% and significantly reduces CO2 emissions.
Why is it so difficult to get into a wetsuit?
Getting into a neoprene wetsuit may seem like mission impossible, especially for those who are inexperienced with such a task. Neoprene wetsuits need to have a tight fit, as this is what prevents water from getting in. If the wetsuit is too big, swimmers will be more exposed to the cold, as well as to skin irritation as the wetsuit will move over the course of their session.
*see our fitting advice for wetsuits!
I feel the muscular effort differently when wearing a neoprene wetsuit. Is this normal?
If you’re enjoying your first open-water sessions with a wetsuit, it's completely normal to feel it more or differently in your muscles. This is because the sleeves offer added flotation for your arms, and so you have to use “extra” strength to plunge your arm into the water. This sensation will ease off and disappear after a few sessions.