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Neoprene is a synthetic rubber with incredible mechanical characteristics:
– soft to the touch, it can be worn for many hours without causing irritation;
– flexible even in areas like elbows and knees, moving with the body and thus avoiding laceration even with intense use;
– excellent heat insulation, with the right thickness the wearer will not feel col even in the coldest of waters;
– resistant to weather and the environment, UV light, ozone and saltwater..
Different neoprene densities
Different types of neoprene are suitable for different uses. Super soft neoprene is used for apnea and for shallow dives. Medium-density neoprene is used for depths of 20 to 50 metres. High-density neoprene is for deep-sea diving.
Neoprene is sold in sheets which are transported rolled up. They usually have a smooth surface and a porous surface known as split cell or open cell. This type of neoprene, without lining, is called smoothskin split cell.
A wetsuit made with this type of neoprene is indicated for expert use due to the lack of external protection and how difficult it is to put on. The porous interior makes it quite hard to put on and this is usually done in the water or with the help of liquid soap.
Single lined and double lined neoprene
To make the neoprene more resistant to abrasions and easier to put on, one or two thin layers (linings) are added to both sides of the material. P
Single lined neoprene is lined on one side, usually on the inside. Split-cell lined neoprene is lined only on the exterior.
Double-lined neoprene is lined on both sides.
When the lining is on the outside, it can be different colours or camouflage.
Difference between linings
The materials used for the external lining can be as follows: nylon jersey, lycra, polyester, supratex, or kevlar. Their mechanical qualities are different, and the choice depends on the use the wetsuit will be put to.