Silvertip was conceived for aggressive, powerful swimmers going long distances in cold waters… or for the rest of us, less proficient swimmers who just feel the cold more, it is a swimming suit that will get us out in the water when previously we would have headed for the cafe.
A fleece lined interior and thicker neoprene panels makes Silvertip our go to cold water swimming suit. Turn Silvertip inside out and you will see the fleece lined inner face that (a) makes it easier to pull on and off (b) traps more water close to the skin and prevents it from flowing around. Designed in collaboration with industry guru Dean Jackson, Silvertip has been designed with year round adventurous open water swimming in mind.
Neoprene thicknesses has been carefully chosen to ensure a great swimming action while providing maximum temperature retention to increase time in the water. Thicker neoprene on the back and back of the leg also provide the extra buoyancy to help you on longer swims. Thinner neoprene is used under the arms, across the chest and lower leg for flexibility... Read more
The result is a warmer suit without making it so thick that it becomes unwieldly to swim in.
As you propel yourself through the water drag is further reduced by the Glideskin neoprene. Making up the majority of the suits surface area it streamlines Silvertips movement through the water and give it excellent dirt and water repellency. Glideskin also reduces heat conduction from the body increasing warmth over standard neoprene.
The wrists, shoulders and neck feature flashes of silver for better visibility with a nylon skin covering the lower leg for durability in this high abrasion area.
Access to and from the suit is via a deep back zipper with lanyard to ensure you can get in and out by yourself.
Silvertip also comes in a Mens specific fitRead less
- High buoyancy suit with a thermal lining for longer swims in colder waters
- Extra buoyancy promotes a more efficient swimming position and helps your legs keep going for longer
- Glideskin neoprene reduces drag, so you can swim more efficiently
- Thinner neoprene around shoulders, chest and underarms for unrestricted arm movement
- Abrasion resistant nylon-faced neoprene on the lower leg for durability
- Long lanyard on rear zip so you can get in and out of your wetsuit independently
- Zipped pouch on the inside for valuables
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Neck: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Chest: 3 mm Glideskin
Back: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Shoulder: 2 mm Glideskin
Lower Sleeve Cuff: 1.5 mm Glideskin
Butt: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Crotch: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Armpit Panel: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Upper Leg: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Lower Leg Front: 2.5 mm Standard Neoprene
Lower Leg Back: 2 mm Standard Neoprene
Lower Leg Cuff: 2 mm Glideskin
Product Care Information
When you are pulling on your suit take care not to use your finger nails. Check your suit for fit and range of motion. Your suit will feel different when wet. Rinse your suit out with fresh water after each use. Hang the wetsuit inside out and allow to dry away from direct sunlight or heat source. Store your suit in a cool room on a wide plastic coat hanger. Roll your suit when transporting rather than fold. Don’t use petroleum products with your suit as this will damage the neoprene. Small tears can be repaired with neoprene cement/glue.
|Women's wetsuit sizing chart|
|X Small (Duel only)||4'11" to 5'3"||45 to 55 kg|
|Small||5'0" to 5'4"||50 to 60 kg|
|Short & Strong||5'2" to 5'6"||70 to 80 kg|
|Medium||5'4" to 5'9"||55 to 65 kg|
|Large||5'4" to 5'9"||65 to 75 kg|
|Tall & Strong||5'8" to 6'2"||65 to 75 kg|
|X Large||5'8" to 6'2"||70+ kg|
|Note: if you have previously purchased one of our swimming suits you will want to know we have shifted our sizing so that what was our Medium is now our Small.
What hasn't changed are that these suits are sized for a performance fit, so if you are unused to wearing a swimming wetsuit you may still find it tight. If you prefer a comfort fit go up a size, but note it will be less thermally efficient.
Outdoor Swimming Society put our Terrapin, Lotic and Silvertip to the testRead More: here