On water, clothing and protective equipment must work perfectly together and that is the basic thinking behind the CONTRA 110 “Heavy Duty” under-suit, bringing together the important facets of outstanding functionality and a higher level of comfort.
The suit is waterproof – guaranteeing a longer survival time in cold water – and with differing layers of underwear can be made flexible over a range of temperatures to prevent ‘cold shock’ and hypothermia.
The GORE-TEX® tri-laminate material is abrasion resistant and at the same time breathable, so being light, can be worn under one’s favourite outer clothing, thereby protecting it from mechanical damage and prolonging its working life. The inner layer comprises of an insulating fleece and the outer layer is from abrasion resistant NOMEX with the GORE-TEX membrane in the middle allowing no water in but at the same time water vapour to escape.
The suit is available in six sizes with plenty of allowance for freedom of movement. Integral socks, soft seals at wrists and neck are comfortable enough that the suit can be worn for extended periods. The front horizontal zip over the stomach allows easy and quick access.
The suit in itself has no inherent buoyancy system. We therefore recommend an additional SECUMAR lifejacket to DIN EN ISO 12402-2 with a minimum of 275N buoyancy.
Thermal Performance B (gem. DIN EN ISO 15027-1)
- 0 °C 2,1 hours
- 5 °C 2,4 hours
- 10 °C 3,1 hours
- 15 °C 5,0 hours
The insulation values above can be achieved with the following clothing:
Under-clothing: Underpants and shirt (short leg / arm, cotton), knee socks (cotton), underpants and shirt (long leg / arm, merino wool, 400 g/m²)
Over-clothing: Shirt (cotton), sweater (wool), trousers (cotton), boots (leather), neoprene hood and gloves