Questions and Answers for LavaCore by Oceanic Extreme Long Sleeve Merino Shirt:
I am going to purchase a LavaCore Long Sleeve shirt to wear underneath my wetsuit to add an additional layer of thermo protection as where I dive with Tiger sharks is shallow water therefore we have extended bottom times and high/increased number of dives per day. What is the difference between the LavaCore Elite & Extreme products?
I thank you for your time and assistance.
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Elite and Extreme, for use during topside watersports such as surfing, kayaking, stand-up-paddle, wakeboarding, waterskiing. The Lavacore is best used for underwater activities.
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.