Body Glove dive range details
Archetypal surf brand launches stylish new wetsuit range
Watersport brand Body Glove has officially returned to the dive equipment market.
Set up by twin brothers Bob and Bill Meistrell in 1953, Body Glove has long been perceived as an archetypal ‘laid-back surf lifestyle’ brand. But as well as surfing, the company has actually always catered for the recreational scuba diving market – just not in the UK.
That has now changed as distributor Typhoon International launched the first suits at the London International Dive Show last month.
Sensibly for the UK, first to arrive are the thick and insulating mens and ladies EX7 suits – 7mm suits with two-tone upper and Body Glove badging. Alternatively for the summer months, the Free 5 suit looks likely to polarise opinion, thanks to an unusual grey camouflage livery.
All wetsuits are constructed using Thermofibre, a heat reflective hollow fibre that maximises warmth and comfort. Designers have also used a high stretch neoprene that is 10% lighter than usual called Magnaflex, with Vaporlock and fluid stretch seams.
The range is approved to the new EN14225 European standard for diving suits. Wetsuits can be purchased with a full range of accessories including boots, gloves, hoods, first layers, mask and snorkels.
The Body Glove diving range is available now from leading dive stores around the country.
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