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Now available in 3mm as well as 7mm and 5mm, all Pinnacle hoods incorporate the features that have made our wetsuits famous.
• 3mm, 5mm or 7mm titanium lined Elastiprene neoprene • 3mm smoothskin face seals • Face seal is fully trimmable for custom fit • Offset venting system • Reflective rear pattern • Double glued and blind stitched
• Sizes: XS, Small, Medium, Medium Large, Large, XL, and XXL.
Most wetsuits are lined with a synthetic weave of nylon and polyester, no different than they were 25 years ago. Once water floods these wetsuits, the water flows freely around the diver within the suit because the suit’s lining has very little ability to absorb and retain water. The diver’s body heat is drawn away from the diver in order to warm up the colder water, the exact inverse of an ice cube melting in a glass of water in order to chill the beverage. This creates temperature equilibrium, making the diver somewhat colder and the water slightly warmer. After the water sloshes around the interior of the suit, it then spills out into the environment, only to be replaced by more cold water from the outside environment, and the process begins again. Over time, the diver’s body loses more and more heat as it futilely tries to heat up huge and ever-cycling quantities of water. (Remember what happens to the ice cube after a short time!).