im trying to decide between neoprene and polyolefin, specifically this bare thermalskin and the henderson 17 oz polyolefin dive skin (ive also considered the aeroskin fullbody suit but have gotten little information on it the rep said its equivalent to a .5mm neoprene suit which is not enough warmth for me.) can the henderson keep me as warm as the thermalskin? the idea of a dive skin is appealing but im not sure if i should stick with a wetsuit instead. thanks.
1MM SPORT FULL
Constructed from standard neoprene, this suit is a reliable choice for beginners to experienced enthusiasts.
FIT AND VERASTILITY DONE RIGHT. SPORT family wetsuits are constructed from standard neoprene laminated with nylon 2-sides (N2S) fabric - know to be a durable and reliable choice for beginner to experienced enthusiasts, both above and below the waterline.
The SPORT series offers the most extensive selection of styles and INSULAYERING accessories displaying bold new graphics and more color options.
The SPORT series suits offer unmatched value while providing the same legendary BARE-FIT patterns that we use in all our other BARE wetsuit families.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Comfortable contoured 1mm GLIDESKIN collar with Velcro adjustment
Heavy-duty back zipper
Zipper tab loop at base of zipper for easy donning
Rolled edges with zigzag stitch
Flatseam construction throughout for stretch and comfort
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS + SIZING
1 mm neoprene nylon out with THERMALSKIN in
ARMOR FLEX shoulder and lower leg protection
WATERSPORTS//SUPPORT//CONSUMER//MAINTENANCE AND CARE FAQS
Neoprene is a type of foam rubber that was developed in the 1930s by scientists at DuPont. It is used in virtually all wetsuits and is generally laminated on either side with various materials to produce varying degrees of stretch. BARE suits generally use four different types of laminates that produce four different degrees of stretch. (1) Full-Stretch or 4-way stretch, used in our ELASTEK suits, (2) Progressive-Stretch, used in our Velocity series suits, (3) Powerstretch, used in our Ignite series suits and (4) Standard stretch used in our Sport s series suits.
What do I need to do before the dive?
When donning your wetsuit be careful not to snag the inner skin materials of the suit with fingernails, rings, bracelets etc as this can affect the sealing performance of your suit.
What do I need to do after the dive?
Prior to removing your wetsuit be sure to unzip all the zippers completely. Once all the zippers have been unzipped, make your way out of the wetsuit one section at a time taking care not to damage the suit by excessive pulling or snagging with fingernails, rings, bracelets etc.
How should I store my wetsuit?
Salt water and chlorine can reduce the life of your wetsuit by drying out the neoprene. To keep your BARE wetsuit looking good and maintain its health, after the dive you should let your wetsuit soak in warm freshwater for 30 min. After soaking, rinse your wetsuit and hang on a wetsuit hanger (a thin hanger will stretch the suit). Be sure to pull the back zipper down all the way.
Note: Avoid placing your wetsuit on hot surfaces and storing in the trunk of your car for extended periods of time.
What should I do about cuts or punctures on my wetsuits?
Sometimes, contact with rocks underwater is unavoidable. Because of this, it is not uncommon to get rips and tears in your wetsuit. If you rip or tear your wetsuit you can usually repair it using neoprene glue by filling in the hole or tear. Liquid Aquaseal is a common neoprene glue that can be used for the repair and can be found at one of our local retailers. Follow the instructions on the packaging.