ThermaFur is a specially designed thermal lining developed in conjunction with deboer engineers and some of the top athletes in the world. ThermaFur reflects the athletes body heat to keep them warm in cold-water swims. ThermaFur is a polyester based brushed thermal lining with a water repellent quick dry coating. The water repellent quick dry coating allows ThermaFur to be considerably lighter and more effective than traditional thermal wetsuit linings.
Warmer than our other materials yet is still incredibly flexible and highly durable. Our exclusive polymer is fingernail tear proof. It has advanced shape memory, 4-way super stretch, and is lined with an ultra-flexible insulating lining also with 4-way stretch.
X-SKIN™ - HBF LIMESTONE LAYERED SCALE ARRAY NEOPRENE
We extensively studied scientific research papers in flow dynamics to create the most advanced surface available today. While there are many techniques to help your swim performance, decreasing drag actually is the fastest way to improve in the water. Increasing your speed in the water impacts drag exponentially: it means that swimming twice as fast creates four times as much drag.
NEW SLEEVE DESIGN
The sleeves of the NORSEMAN 3.0 have been completely redesigned. Flexibility has been maximized from just below the elbow to the shoulder by utilizing our renowned 1.5mm UltraFlex neoprene. This 1.5mm UltraFlex sleeve is paired with our new Propulsion Forearm. The Propulsion Forearm consists of 5mm silicone coated double laminated neoprene that allows an athlete to catch and pull more water than ever before. A short zipper has been added to facilitate slipping the Polar Kit Gloves under the forearm neoprene, thus reducing water entry.
NEW LEG DESIGN
The legs of the NORSEMAN 3.0 have been redesigned with cold water swimming safety in mind. They are now 10 cm longer (this varies depending on the wetsuit size) and a short zipper has been added to facilitate slipping the Polar Kit Socks under the ankle neoprene, thus reducing water entry.
The front of the collar on the NORSEMAN 3.0 combines 3.5mm GlideSkin neoprene with a soft super-stretch material to seal out water, and be more comfortable & durable. The collar and Hooded Vest combination is the ultimate in cold water swimming safety. The Hooded Vest with its new liquid seal has in effect practically eliminated any water penetration in the wetsuit. Its thermal lining decreases heat loss, as well as its new color combo doubles as a significant increase in your safety in open water.
Made from our HBF-Limestone neoprene (Highly Buoyant, Flexible, and lightweight 48 cell neoprene). We conducted studies to understand how adding buoyancy can affect swim position. Based on these studies, we carefully positioned these panels to create maximum stability, minimize rotation and ensure better balance.
The Ocellus pattern increases the visibility of a swimmer. The Ocellus pattern is strategically placed on each shoulder, the point of the elbows, and the back of the calves so that a swimmer can be spotted from a distance by another swimmer, a spectator on shore, or someone on a water vessel. The Monarch color was chosen because it has been proven to subconsciously trigger an alert signal in anyone who sees it - this will help keep the athlete safer in open water.
Our unique glide layer coating technology provides exceptionally low water friction and increases hydrodynamics. In addition, it reduces resistance when changing out of your wetsuit, thus, helping to save precious time during your race transition. This coating aids in the reduction of fingernail tears.
We only use YKK stainless steel zippers which close from bottom to top. This makes opening the wetsuit and getting out much easier and therefore, faster in transition.
More information on how to properly secure the GlideSkin neck closure can be viewed here.