This year at DEMA, the BARE design team will showcase a major innovation in wetsuit comfort; Reactive, the first wetsuit in dive to use a responsive textile that continuously warms the diver using their own body heat.
The suit is made with scientifically proven Celliant® Infrared Technology – 13 thermo-reactive minerals woven into the fabric lining that convert body heat into infrared energy and reflect it back onto the diver. Since there’s no minimum heat requirement needed to activate the infrared process, the suit is warm from the moment it’s donned and stays warm through the entire dive.
“This is quite a significant breakthrough in wetsuit comfort,” says Tyler Dickman, Brand Manager for BARE. “Reactive is the first suit of its kind to utilize Celliant® Infrared technology and NST. Because we’ve also incorporated our No-Stitch Technology (NST), there are no seam stitches anywhere – it’s all heat taped and sealed – the diver stays drier. Usually, we use that system for drysuits – this is the first wetsuit we’ve used it on. We’ve also incorporated a proprietary neoprene offering our highest degree of stretch, so it’s unbelievably comfortable and responsive to dive in.”
Can a suit make you a better diver? Medical studies have shown that infrared energy improves the body’s circulation. Increased circulation improves oxygen levels in the body, enabling you to use less energy, improving overall warmth and increasing your dive time.
“We are pumped to be able to launch this suit at DEMA,” says Dickman. “Without question it’s the finest suit we’ve ever made. The one where all our design, comfort and manufacturing innovations come together in the ultimate recreational suit. This is the one we’ve been working towards.”
Reactive will be on view at the Huish Outdoors booth (659) during DEMA along with a demonstration on how Celliant® Infrared Technology works.
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