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Terrapin Natural Swimming Wetsuit [2018] [Womens]

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While purists may argue there is nothing as liberating as the feel of cold water flowing over your smooth, naked skin, the less hardy of us are more than happy to trade off some of that natural feeling for the advantages of a swimming suit. Designed in collaboration with industry guru, Dean Jackson, Terrapin has been designed with open water and adventure swimming in mind whether it be the Great North Swim or daily dip in your local river, lake and sea.

For the intermediate to strong swimmer a pure swimming wetsuit can extend your open water swimming experience. For the swimmer making the transition from pool to open water, a wetsuit can simply help you cope with the cold, increase your buoyancy and give you confidence.

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Terrapin is the thinnest, most flexible suit in our range. It provides enough buoyancy to help you move swiftly and efficiently through the water, adding a layer of temperature retention to keep you warm swimming outdoors whilst leaving enough freedom of movement, particularly in the shoulders, to assist your stroke.

Compared to Lotic we have reduced the neoprene thickness around the back of the leg to get closer to your body's natural buoyancy. The lower buoyancy reduces body roll giving a more natural swimming position. Underarm panels help increase flexibility and extend reach for long powerful strokes.

Stronger, more experienced swimmers may appreciate Terrapin over our other more buoyant wetsuits for a more natural swimming position.

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 Terrapin's 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 blue 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.

A great affordable suit for a natural swimming experience.

Terrapin also comes in a Men's specific fit

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Key Features

  • Lower buoyancy suit for a more natural swimming stroke
  • Neoprene where you need it for durability
  • Buoyancy in the legs for greater speed and energy conservation
  • Glideskin outer for reduced friction and easier maintenance
  • High flexibility around shoulders for unrestricted arm movement
  • Blue flashes at wrists for visibilty
  • Integrated pouch for valuables
  • Comfort neck with fully standard nylon lining
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats


Small - 4'10" to 5'3" and 49-55 kg Medium - 5'0" to 5'6" and 53-60 kg Large - 5'5' to 5'11" and 63-70 kg Short and Strong - 5'2" to 5'9" and 63-70 kg Tall and Strong - 5'5" to 5'11" and 66-75 kg

Panel Construction

Neck: 2 mm Standard Neoprene Chest: 3 mm Glideskin Back: 3 mm Glideskin Shoulder: 2 mm Glideskin Lower Sleeve Cuff: 1.5 mm Standard Neoprene Butt: 2.5 mm Glideskin Crotch: 2.5 mm Glideskin_x0009__x0009_ Armpit Panel: 1.5 mm Standard Neoprene Upper Leg: 2.5 mm Glideskin Lower Leg Front: 2.5 mm Standard Neoprene Lower Leg Back: 2.5 mm Standard Neoprene Lower Leg Cuff: 2 mm Glideskin

Care guideance

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. The neoprene collar and cuffs can be trimmed with scissors if they extend too far. 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

Origin: United Kingdom