Neoprene is a type of foam rubber that was developed in the 1930s by scientists at DuPont. It is used in virtually all wetsuits and is generally laminated on either side with various materials to produce varying degrees of stretch. BARE suits generally use four different types of laminates that produce four different degrees of stretch. (1) Full-Stretch or 4-way stretch, used in our ELASTEK suits, (2) Progressive-Stretch, used in our Velocity series suits, (3) Power-stretch, used in our Ignite series suits and (4) Standard stretch used in our Sport s series suits.
The ELASTEK Story
FULL-STRETCH DONE RIGHT. Full-stretch suits are not new. However, a full-stretch suit that combines legendary anatomically correct patterning for a 3D shape, premium components like a color-matched G-lock zipper and superior construction and graphics, stops the press. The BARE ELASTEK wetsuit line utilizes the latest in neoprene laminates that provide uninhibited flexibility and stretch with a silky-soft feel that won’t be felt in any other suit. Place the BARE ELASTEK side by side any competing wetsuit and you will not only be able to feel the difference , you’ll see it too.
Our suit has a 3D shape that demonstrates our dedication to craftsmanship, while the competition will look quite flat. This shaping is key in elevating your comfort and keeping stress loads on seams to a minimum. Take a closer look at the detailing of the ELASTEK: color-accented seams, glossy 3D inks, sublimated graphics, stainless-steel zipper pull, new and more flexible FORMTEK knee pads.the list goes on. If you are a diver that appreciates the details in design and desires unbelievable stretch, this is your next suit.