Openwater RS1 Thermal Men Wetsuit
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.
EXTRA WARMTHFor 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.
Neoprene can be damaged by excess salt or other chemicals such as chlorine if used in swimming pools. We recommend washing your wetsuit with plenty of water after use. A small amount of neutral pH soap can be used and then rinsed out afterwards.
Once clean, be sure to prevent it from holding on to too much moisture. Air dry it outside or in a ventilated indoor space, somewhere without direct exposure to sunlight as this can damage its materials.
Storing your wetsuit properly keeps the materials and seams from creasing and being strained for long periods of time. It also prevents the material from wrinkling, which can affect both the wetsuit's durability and appearance.
The best way to store a wetsuit is to hang it draped from its waist, so that the most delicate areas such as the shoulders and arms do not have any tension on them.
For wetsuits with very flexible shoulders, (Apex Flex or Apex Flow) it is important not to place them on a hanger from the shoulder area, as this will degrade the elasticity over time. For the rest of the models, a wide hanger can be used, as long as the wetsuit is not strained in the shoulder or neck area.