The Retro Tides 2mm Jacket is made from premium limestone-based neoprene, also known as Geoprene. Old-fashioned wetsuits are petroleum based with a different cell structure. A petroleum based wetsuit has a cell penetration of 60-70%, they soak up water like a sponge, they get heavy, let the cold water get to you, and are an absolute pain to get on with their limited stretch.
Meanwhile Geoprene wetsuits are 94% water impermeable. This distinctive cell structure of a Geoprene suit makes them warmer, lighter; absorbing little water, more durable, and stretchier. Once you try on a Geoprene wetsuit, there is no going back!
In addition to Geoprene, linings are made from recycled PET bottles. This process has been designed with the environment in mind, with their supplier developing the process to help remove waste from the world.
The textile processes used to vreate the Salsa Springsuit is Bluesign certified, which is a water saving technique that reduces water usage, as much as 80% over standard techniques used for dying.
Gemma Lee use aqua based glues to laminate the linings to their suits. The environmental impact is very minimal and safe versus traditional solvent-based glues that are used in traditional wetsuits which are harmful & hazardous to the environment.
An amazing product proudly included as part of the Ardelic range of responsible luxury.