Cold water kit
Cold water kit - heated undersuits
The right equipment Neil Hope argues is the key to successful cold water diving. Download our FREE January issue for his full selection of cold water kit items
Typhoon's Icebreaker 3mm-thick neoprene heated jacket houses a pair of heated pads at the front and a further pair at the rear to provide all round warmth up to a temperature of 42C. The compact, external 12 volt lithium-ion battery, routed via a cable through the supplied waterproof bulkhead connector, has a runtime of 70 minutes.
Price: £499 | www.typhoon-int.co.uk
Theromlution Heated Vest
Powered by two Lithium Polymer 7.4 volt batteries, this wireless-controlled heated vest provides warmth via a non-metallic heating panel located on the rear of the garment. Operational for between 180 and 240 minutes and with three individual temperature settings the Thermolution uses a FAR (Far Infrared Ray) control which can be mounted to the wrist or BCD and eliminates the need for any drysuit modification.
Santi Heated Vest Combi
Comprising of heated vest, battery pack and thermovalve the Santi heated vest offers 75-95 minutes of burn time with a maximum temperature of 45C. The external battery, small enough to fit in a drysuit or bcd pocket is connected to the vest via a specially adapted valve which replaces the standard drysuit inflator.
Price: £600 | www.santidiving.com
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