More than 25% of body heat is lost through the head and extremities of the body. The vest with hood design provides the best insulation and protection for colder dives. The hood protects against chaffing from mask straps, keeps your head and ears toasty warm, and is flexible enough to slide off if required, while still remaining comfortable.
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.