FACT: The head is responsible for the greatest heat loss while diving, up to 35%.
FACT: Other hoods use neoprene that contains lots of air bubbles, the claim being they are comfortable. However, lots of bubbles create a hood that easily compresses while diving – good-bye thermal protection! The neoprene is getting thinner just when you need it the most!
FACT: Many divers get cold thinking it’s their wetsuit or drysuit making them cold when, in fact, it’s the lack of a warm hood.
SOLUTION: SEASOFT uses compressed neoprene in the three back panels for unsurpassed warmth. SEASOFT Hoods do NOT get thinner at depth; they keep you warm and toasty throughout your dive. We actually use 5 different types of neoprene to make the SEASOFT PRO3™ 3 mm Wet Suit Hood. Each type has its own specific purpose, most companies use one type for everything.
There are also two very small holes for air to escape from the inside crown of the hood in case air enters your hood with a thin baffle built over the holes to prevent water from entering. We pay attention to even the small details to give you absolutely the best hood money can buy.
|All SEASOFT Hoods are designed and manufactured without seams in the middle of the chin. Other companies build hoods with this seam because it is less expensive to manufacture them this way but they are less comfortable and this seam causes jaw fatigue.|
The SEASOFT PRO3™ 3 mm Wetsuit Hood is very unique in that some folks actually find it to be as warm as some other companies 5 and 6 MM hoods. Here is why:
1. The compressed neoprene doesn't get thinner as you go deeper so your head is not going to get subjected to a hood that is being squeeezed thinner and thinner the deeper you go.
2. The 3mm material is going to naturally fit and stretch around your head better. This leaves less room for cold water to occupy UNDER your hood, this helps to maintain warmth as well.
3. The Titanium Flakes Foil Technology™ creates 2 layers of titanium foil that reflects cold away and reflects your heat in keeping you warmer than hoods without this technology.The results of all this work - a warmer AND more comfortable hood!
The BOTTOM LINE - if you were an expert and could build your own hood - you would build the SEASOFT PRO3™ 3 mm Wetsuit Hood for yourself!