Questions and Answers for
LavaCore by Oceanic Trilaminate Polytherm Hooded Dive Vest:
I want to get a hooded vest and was thinking of a Lavacore but now I see that there are several to choose from. I would where this under a wet suit some of the time. What do you suggest?
(Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
The Lavacore is a great product and is as warm as a 2mm material. A 3mm hooded vest would be warmer but add more buoyancy.
Do you have to wear a neoprene hood over the LavaCore hood for diving in San Diego?
Also, can the LavaCore vest be altered if one were to lose weight?
(Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
A hood over this in colder water would make sense and can be altered with standard sewing tools.
Specifically designed to add an additional warming layer on the torso, head protection and crease comfort when worn under a traditional neoprene wetsuit.
Wind-proof middle layer provides anti-wind chill properties and ensures warmth in cold conditions Water resistant outer layer facilitates fast water run-off and quick drying Light weight and 4-way stretch makes Lavacore incredibly comfortable to wear Breathable middle layer allows moisture to be drawn away from the body on the surface Lavacore is neutrally buoyant All seams are overlapped during flatlock sewing to decrease water flow Full gusset incorporated into the underarm to offer exceptional arm movement and stretch Anti-bacterial inner fleece minimizes odor and eliminates bacteria growth Extended material on back to keep vests and shirts from riding up SPF 30+ protection
WET OR DRY, HOT OR COLD, LAVACORE HELPS CONTROL YOUR CORE TEMPERATURE LONGER AND WHEN WET MAINTAINS NEUTRAL BUOYANCY.
Close to the skin, this soft internal fleece combined with high 4-way stretch produces the ultimate comfort / warmth / weight ratio, a true leader amongst artificial/man-made fabrics within the water sports industry. Wet or dry, hot or cold, Polytherm helps control your core temperature longer and when wet maintains neutral buoyancy, crucial to divers and any high activity watersports enthusiast.
Due to water weight being eliminated the garment becomes an ultra performance piece of equipment - essential to your body’s needs of maintaining a safe and secure temperature. Whether worn as a stand alone garment, under your wetsuit or even clothing, Polytherm is guaranteed to keep you well insulated, flexible, lightweight and free from windchill.
Polytherm Tri-Laminate Combining the outer shell and the inter PU layer, the fleece of Polytherm integrated ensures a very high heat and insulation rating, the PU film layer gives this combination added water resistance and high protection from windchill. Used in areas where extreme heat retention is required.
Ultraflex Durable Outer Protection + Combining the outer shell and the inter PU layer, the fleece of Polytherm integrated ensures a very high heat and insulation rating, the PU film layer gives this combination added water resistance and high protection from windchill. Used in areas where extreme heat retention is required.
Waterproof/Breathable MIddleMembrane + Layer is an impermeable Breathable Microporous high stretch PU Film which is wind proof and breathable allowing perspiration to be drawn away in hot conditions.
Insulative Thermal Inner Layer + Fleece layer is a 240g/sqm 4 way stretch polyester fleece with elastane. It has Anti-Pill treatment as well as Anti-Microbial treatment to reduce odor and eliminate bacteria.
All of the Lavacore seams are overlapped during flatlock sewing to ensure maximum water integrity and reduced waterflow through the seams. Maximum heat retention is therefore achieved when worn in colder water conditions. See diagram. To ensure maximum integrity and longevity of your Lavacore garment the seam cross-overs on the inside of the suit are locked under the threads of the adjoining seam. The seam construction being doubled and flat-locked allows for maximum stretch out of the four way stretch fabric technology without compromising at seam edges.
The Lavacore range includes female and male specific cut and unique design. Lycra panels with contemporary lines and graphics are incorporated into all garments. Full Under the Arm Gusset. This ensures there is no rub or irritation on the sensitive under side of the arms and side of the body. It also reduces restricted movement considerably and allows for extra reach without seam strain and damage.