Speardiver Predator (red camo) two piece (jacket and pants) open cell spearfishing and freediving wetsuit. See size chart below for fit. Speardiver two piece open cell wetsuits are the professional diver’s choice. The hooded jacket and high waist pants with full open cell interior, are manufactured in high quality neoprene chosen for the ideal balance between stretch/softness and resistance to permanent compression. This neoprene combined with an anatomical wetsuit shape makes Speardiver wetsuits so warm and comfortable you’ll forget you’re wearing one. Read Speardiver wetsuit reviews here spearfishing. An open cell interior creates suction against the skin stopping water from circulating inside the suit, in other words no water can enter the suit. This makes the open cell suit much warmer than suits with a lined interior. Generally speaking a 3mm open cell suit will be as warm or warmer than a 5mm double lined scuba suit. Less thickness means less weight that the diver has to carry on their belt. No inside lining also makes the suit more flexible and comfortable. Open cell suits require lubrication to put on, a mixture of water with a small amount of hair conditioner in a spray bottle is normally used. The suit can also be put on in the water with no lubrication. Once thoroughly wet inside, the suit slides on and off effortlessly, an open cell suit is much easier to don than a conventional double lined scuba suit. Open cell is easy to wash/keep clean and is more resistant to bacteria growth than porous lining. The outside of the suit is lined with durable Lycra to protect the neoprene and diver from cuts caused through contact with reef, rocks or boat. Lycra also allows the printing of our unique camouflage patterns. Tough but flexible supertex material provides extra protection in the knee, elbow and speargun loading areas on the suit exterior. The term open cell is widely accepted by manufacturers and divers despite being somewhat of a misnomer. For the benefit of those not familiar with open cell wetsuits a quick explanation will be helpful. Without exception ALL wetsuits are made with closed cell neoprene material, hence the misnomer. For our purposes open cell simply refers to the interior surface of the suit being smooth neoprene without a lining attached. The term open cell is derived from the process of shearing/cutting the neoprene into precise thickness sheets required to produce the different thickness wetsuits. The shearing exposes only the top layer of micro cells (neoprene is made up of tiny cells filled with air) and the neoprene does not become permeable as the name open cell would imply. The sheared surface is smooth to the touch, and each sheet has two sheared surfaces (top and bottom). One of them is left as is, that’s the interior of the suit and goes against the diver’s skin. The other surface has a Lycra lining applied to it, that’s the camo pattern you see, or don’t see. The item “SPEARFISHING WETSUIT SPEARDIVER PREDATOR 3mm 5mm red camo 2 piece open cell” is in sale since Tuesday, July 18, 2017. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Water Sports\Wetsuits & Drysuits\Wetsuits\Men”. The seller is “speardiver” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Speardiver
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States