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Divers who wear Xplor wetsuits have found they are noticeably warmer than other traditional wetsuits.
 
We know it’s true, and it’s because of our unique graphite mesh technology
 
But instead of just claiming it, we wanted to prove it.
 
We designed a simple experiment to measure core body temperature while wearing an Xplor wetsuit, with graphite mesh technology, versus an identical suit, without graphite mesh technology.
 
Two separate experiments were run:
 
A static one, where the diver was immersed in a pool of cold water, and a moving one where the diver kicked continuously in the same pool.
 

  • Both experiments ran for 100 minutes.
  • Core body temperature was measured every 5 minutes.
  • Significant body sensations relative to cold exposure were also recorded.
  • All influential variables were controlled for (from pool water temperature, time of day, diet of person, pre-activity, metabolisitic influences)

 
An experiment was run once a day, totalling to three times for each wetsuit type, in each of the static and moving experiments, in order to capture any variation in results.
                 
Results were graphed, and proved that Xplor wetsuits are significantly warmer than conventional suits.
 
The unique graphite mesh technology reduced core body temperature loss by 30-55% (see calculations below).
 
The Xplor graphite mesh, retains thermal radiation given off by your body, creating a warmer wetsuit.
 
That means you can go thinner on the neoprene, wear less weight and be more flexible.
 
Welcome to the Xplor wetsuit, proven to be warmer than conventional wetsuits.
 
Moving:


 
Start Body Core Temp = 36.5 C   
after 100 mins,         

with Xplor = 34.75 C (4.8% drop)
without      = 34.00 C ( 6.8% drop)
= 6.8 - 4.8 / 6.8
= 30% less of a drop in core body temp wearing XPLOR than without XPLOR
 
Static:


 
Start Body Core Temp = 36.5C   
after 100 mins,         

with Xplor = 35.25 C (3.4% drop)
without      = 33.75 C (7.5% drop)
= 7.5 - 3.4 / 7.5 
= 55% less of a drop in core body temp wearing XPLOR than without XPLOR