The Openwater RS1 Thermal Wetsuit is the wetsuit that provides the most thermal protection of the Orca range. It features a specially developed inner lining to maximize heat retention for open water swimming. It also has a second layer of “batwing" neoprene that provides more insulation down the zipper and neck areas, minimizing the inflow of cold water.
With your purchase of this wetsuit, you will get a waterproof Mesh Backpack as a gift, perfect for carrying your wetsuit and swimming gear.
For greater thermal insulation, the RS1 THERMAL wetsuit incorporates different technologies and design features that allow it to retain heat and prevent the entry of cold water through the neck, back and zipper areas.
Despite having thick neoprene in the torso, the wetsuit's combination of high-elasticity technologies, such as Yamamoto 40+, gives you greater freedom of movement in cold waters. The elasticity of the Thermal X thermal lining gives the 5 mm panels the same elastic properties of thinner conventional panels.
The "Batwing" construction used in this wetsuit is just one of the measures to prevent you from losing heat during your swimming sessions in cold waters. The “hood" blocks the flow of water through the neck and zipper areas, providing even more thermal insulation to the wetsuit.