Terrapin Natural Swimming Wetsuit [Womens]
- Full Description
- Features At A Glance
- Care & Environmental Advice
- Size Guide
- Customer Reviews
Rivers, lakes and seas; from the Great North Swim to your daily dip… Designed in collaboration with industry guru Dean Jackson to promote your natural swimming position, Terrapin was made with adventure swimming and open water in mind.
Terrapin is our thinnest, most flexible wetsuit. It provides enough buoyancy to help you move swiftly through the water, adds a thermal layer to keep you warm, and still leaves you with excellent freedom of movement for an unrestricted stroke, particularly around the shoulders.
Compared to the Lotic, Terrapin features thinner neoprene around the back of the leg. This means it has minimal impact on your body’s buoyancy, reducing body roll for a more natural swimming position. 2 mm neoprene at the neck reduces chafing, and the underarm neoprene is thinner still (1.5 mm), giving you the flexibility you need to really extend your reach for long powerful strokes.
Terrapin uses Glideskin neoprene. This gives it excellent dirt and water repellence, which reduces drag through water so that you move efficiently. Glideskin also reduces heat conduction from the body, making it warmer than standard neoprene. The lower leg is a high abrasion area, so we’ve used nylon-faced neoprene around the calf and shin for added durability.
The wrists, shoulders and neck feature bright flashes of blue to help you stay visible in the water. A long lanyard zip puller up the back means you can get into your wetsuit without relying on a passer-by to help you!
Terrapin is great affordable suit for a natural swimming experience, ideal for both stronger swimmers, and those making their first strokes into open water.
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- Lower buoyancy wetsuit for a more natural swimming position in the water
- Glideskin neoprene reduces drag so you can swim more efficiently
- Thinner neoprene around the underarms and shoulders for freedom of movement
- High flexibility around shoulders for unrestricted arm movement
- 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 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
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
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.
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 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.
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments
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Like a second skin
Now everyone always tells you wetsuits are not supposed to feel comfortable. Well, this one is! After having started my open water journey in what I now know to be a badly fitting suit, I can say what a difference this suit has made. I am 5ft2 - 10.5st I am comfortable in a WSS. Having said this there is always room for improvement. I find the lower leg a little less tight fitting and the only thing stopping me giving this a 5* is the shoulder seams. Swimming any further than 3km and they rub really badly into my back. This could be avoided with a rash vest I would think but I dont personally like to wear one. I am hesitant to try and patch over the in seams as I dont want to make it worse so will find work arounds, the fit of the suit is so good!