The undergarment is primarily designed for use under a Drysuit for colder waters. The front entry zip makes the suit easy to get on and off, with the men’s version including a convenient 2-way comfort zip. The Chillproof material provides warmth and insulation in the case of a minor leak – or even when completely saturated. The windproof membrane keeps you extra warm during surface intervals.
What is Chillproof? An aquatic specific, windproof 3-layer composite material that has been developed for water sports athletes.
The comfortable ‘micro fleece’ layer is next to the skin and ‘wicks’ moisture and sweat away from the body to help keep you dry. The second middle ‘technical’ layer is 100% windproof yet breathes to regulate body temperature while stopping wind chill. The third outer layer is a nylon/lycra blend for abrasion resistance and 4-way stretch. The three layers of Sharkskin when combined together provide the equivalent warmth of a 2.5 to 3mm wetsuit, but unlike a wetsuit the Chillproof material stops wind chill. The Chillproof product range offers a selection of options including tops with and without heavy-duty zippers, shorts, long pants and full suits. Chillproof is neutrally buoyant, antimicrobial, odor and itch resistant. It is also UV resistant for sun protection and has a durable water repellent finish (DWR) to provide a protective shell that ‘sheds’ water.