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Why Do We Use Thinsulate™ and Thinsulate™ Ultra Insulation?

What makes Thinsulate™ Insulation so important?

Three words: thin, warm, light.

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  • A thin insulation is crucial in drysuits for warmth. There is simply no room for anything bulky. And what better place to look for thin than the insulation that started it all: Thinsulate insulation.
  • The same goes for warmth. With nearly twice the warmth of foam, felt or pile, Thinsulate insulation is just what you need to stay warm and comfortable for a full day of diving.
  • Another benefit of Thinsulate insulation: It’s one of the lightest synthetic insulations on the market.
  • The qualities that make Thinsulate™ Insulation ideal for drysuit diving are its compression resistance and durability. It can take a beating and still retain those little pockets of air so important for keeping warm.
  • And not even water can dampen its warmth!
  • For years, many outdoor enthusiasts have chosen Thinsulate insulation over foam based on one characteristic alone: its ability to retain warmth when wet. Thinsulate insulation absorbs less than 1% of its weight in water, so it keeps you warm even in damp conditions.
  • Thinsulate insulation is the ultimate in cold-weather performance.
  • The attached image is a comparison of heat loss. The boot insulated with foam is losing more body heat than the boot insulated with the Thinsulate™ Ultra Insulation Extreme Performance for Footwear construction. High areas of heat loss are indicated in red and white. Low heat loss is shown in blue and green.
  • Your drysuit DiveWear deserves the best – select DUI’s Thinsulate Ultra Insulation.

More information can be found on 3M’s website.