Questions and Answers for LavaCore by Oceanic Trilaminate Polytherm Front-Zip Dive Wetsuit:
What is mm of this wetsuit?
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Typically items with a MM rating are neoprene based items, where as trilaminate and articles rated with an "ounce" rating are fabric based in their construction. This suit has a warmth equivalent of a 3mm neoprene suit.
I am a triathlete and am having a difficult time with wetsuits. I have had two panic attacks in open water, but only when wearing a set suit. I tried a wetsuit again yesterday, I didnt have a panic attack, but I couldnt wait to get it off (almost panicky). Someone suggested lava core because it wouldnt be as tight. I live in Texas and am scheduled to do a try on 3 November. The water wont be really cold, but I may need a wetsuit. Do you think a Lava core wetsuit would be better for me? Do you have any other suggestions?
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
The Lavacore would be a good choice. As long as the item is not used in the water you have 60 days to refund or exchange it.
Does this front zip suit come in a 5 ml thickness?
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Jason, this is the only thickness that this suit comes in.
I would like to order the front zipper wetsuit. Laveacore is offering Free Hood & Socks for both front and rear suits. I only see this offer on your site for rear zipper suit... Can we get same deal with front zipper ? Thank You
Arthur (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Good morning, this black Friday deal cannot be substituted with any other suits. I hadn't seen this one. Great deal!
MENS FULL SUIT Wear as a stand alone full body exposure suit in warmer waters or as an under suit to a standard neoprene wetsuit for added warmth in the cooler months.
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, POLYTHERM 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, olytherm 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.
1) Ultraflex Durable Outer Protection + This outer lycra layer is a 180g/sqm knitted nylon warp knit Tricot with water repellent treatment to ensure fast water run off and anti wind chill properties.
2) 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.
3) 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.
Seam Construction 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.
Panel Design 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.