Wat is Thinsulate?

ThinsulateInsulation is made of micro fibers that are 1/1000th the size of a human hair. In the same space there are 1.000 Thinsulate micro fibers or 10 fibers of any other synthetic insulation. This means that effective area of Thinsulate micro fibers is 314.000 square millimeters, while the others – only 31.400 square millimeters. This thermal insulation is the most effective one (weight and size to warmth ratio) among all known ones at the moment.

Kinds of Thinsulate insulation we use:

  • B-200, B-400
  • CS-100, CS-150, CS-200, CS-250
  • Undersuits with Thinsulate CS-100 are recommended for sport and recreation diving rather during summer
  • CS-200 for deep diving
  • CS-150 has features of both CS-100 and CS-200 insulations, and that is why it is the most versatile one
  • CS-250 for extreme diving
  • THL-1, THL-2, THL-3 also known as Thinsulate Lite Loft.
  • Used by DUI company in 2004. It has the lowest weight to warmth ratio
  • FX-100 – Thinsulate – elastic, so-called Flex.
  • The main advantage is its elasticity, which gives exceptional elbow room.
  • FX-100 – recommended for sport and recreation diving rather during summer.
  • FX-200 – for deep diving.

Thinsulate B-200 and B-400 have the best insulation ability and are certified (so-called US Navy approval) and used by US Navy. It is resistant to pressure, so it can be used for commercial and military diving.
Most of the European companies with a top producer C.Bear use Thinsulate CS group, while American and Canadian producers use B, FX and THL groups.
The kind of Thinsulate? used depends on water temperature, diving time, intensification, diving depth, etc.

Thinsulate from the B, C, THL and FX groups are water resistant, because it absorbs less than 1% of its weight in water and even in damp conditions it retains its insulating ability. It is a fully breathable material, giving optimal thermal comfort to a human body.
Thinsulate from the CS group should be quilted in widths of 10-25 cm (or 30-45 cm panels) or laminated. In case of quilting the insulation ability decreases by about 30%. You should remember that the more reduced the thickness of the fabric, the more decreased insulating ability. There is no such problem with the B group, but it is recommended to quilt B 400.

Materials used to make the outside layer: Taslan, Suplex, Pertex, Tactel – different kinds of high-class polyester fabrics.
Materials used for linings: different kinds of soft polyester fabrics, Treviva Microtherm, fleece.