Designed for recreational freediving, the RF collection uses a optimum combination of Glideskin, Smoothskin and lined neoprene, designed to maximise your freedom in the water, allowing you to focus on your breath, visualise and reach your limit.
Thickness of neoprene has been carefully considered in able to provide high levels of thermal protection whilst you dive, without compromising on comfort or freedom of movement. Glideskin panels on the outer surfaces have a hydrophilic coating which create low friction, enabling you to glide without difficulty through the water.
You can combine the RF1 suit and RF vest to enhance thermal protection. This creates 6mm on the critical torso area and 3mm protection for the head, keeping suit flush to a minimum without adding restrictive bulk.
Easy to don, yet effectively sealed by Smoothskin seals at the wrists, ankles and neck. A ‘black-out’ zipper and robust inner linings ensure that this suit is more versatile than open cell suits, but water ingress is minimised. The outer back panel is made from a durable skin that absorbs the suns heat and deflects wind chill, keeping you warmer for longer.
Glideskin panels over the shoulders and along the legs give excellent stretch, improving fit and hydrodynamics, while subtle knee protection and more durable linings elsewhere ensure that this suit is practical for freediving in many environments.
Created for recreational freediving Streamline cut for optimum glide and fit 3/2mm considered thickness for comfort and warmth Designed for simple donning and doffing Smoothskin seals on cuffs and ankles Glued and blindstitched throughout Shaped low profile back neck closure Glideskin shoulders and side panels
During the neoprene production process, limestone is used to replace petrochemicals to form rubber chips. You achieve the same performance as traditional neoprene, but with way less environmental impact.
One of the key ingredients of neoprene, Eco Carbon Black, is recycled by our wetsuit factory from post-consumer scrap tyres. This significantly reduces energy consumption and cuts CO2 emissions by 200g per wetsuit.
The yarn in this garment is dope-dyed, a process of infusing dye pigments into a molten plastic solution to produce coloured yarns. This saves vast amounts of water whilst reducing energy consumption and water pollution.
After the neoprene creation process, the redundant trimmed materials will be recycled and reused in the mixing process to produce more neoprene sheets. Overall huge amounts of raw materials are saved, energy consumption is reduced and waste water and air emissions are minimised during production.
The innovative construction of the double neck system means water flush through the suit is dramatically reduced, keeping you warmer for longer. The inner Hydrolock neck seal sits in lower profile to the outer neck seal, allowing two seals to be created against the skin. The back zip is a Blackout zip, with reshaped teeth pieces that eliminate gaps and stop water running through.
This suit has been tried and tested by some of our most adventurous freedivers. The outer panels have been carefully considered to minimise damage when taking the suit on and off, with the more delicate Smoothskin panels kept to a minimum. Combined with durable linings and knee protection, this makes a freedive suit overall more dependable than most so you can get in the water quicker without worry.
A combination of 3mm neoprene on core areas and 2mm in considered spaces, enables this suit to achieve maximum flexibility without sacrificing its thermal properties. The Smoothskin panels on the shoulders and sides of the legs give even more stretch to these areas of the body, letting you move without difficulty through the water.
BE IN THE MOMENT
You’ll find Glideskin panels on the outside of the garment. Glideskin has a hydrophilic coating on top of the smooth surface. The coating applied to the Glideskin makes it easy to glide through the water due to low friction.
The panels on the inside of the RF1 suit at the ankle, wrist and neck seals are made with Smoothskin. Smoothskin has no coating and takes on a ‘sticky’ property once wet, creating a great seal between itself and the diver’s skin.
BE IN FOR LONGER
Pair the RF1 suit with the RF Vest to gain an extra 3mm of thermal protection on the core and the head. Perfect for extended time in cooler waters, further minimising suit flush.