"The creation of the fresh water wetsuit" tm
5mm Yamamoto Aerodome limestone neoprene, designed such that its placement creates a buoyancy profile specific for fresh water use. We term it the Buoyancy Tray™. The panel adds to core body stabilisation and the central front column shape promotes swim-roll dynamics
The ability to enjoy your swim can be a factor of how long you can stay in the water. A substantial part of either end of the swimming season rests in the boundary between 'hot' and 'cold' - within the range 11°-15°C. Increase the length of your swim season by using the attributes of the Titanium lining which reflects between 35-40% of your generated body heat back in to you rather than dissipated out into the water. It works.
With increasing recreational water activity it makes sense to do as much as possible to be seen. Arm and Latimus Dorsi panels, made from super supple Yamamoto #40 SCS limestone neoprene, features our vivid coral print, using a thin water based ink in either a hi-vis Orange or Pink (Male / Female). The other suit version is in an equally visible white. They stand out in the water compared to other wetsuits aiding visibility.
The concept of making a wetsuit specifically for use in fresh water you might think is obvious. But no one's made one to date. We know! From our root in our event The Ruby Swim and from our solid swimmer base at our HQ in Wanaka NZ, the concept of creating our own wet suit specifically for our requirements emerged. But the concepts are relevant in freshwater lakes, rivers and canals the world over. We have loads planned with different panel profiles and colours yet to come. But take a look at this short movie which shows the environment in which The Ruby Fresh wetsuit was born.
Ruby Fresh are excited to announce we’ve become a licensee of the official FernMark Licence Programme. It’s a programme designed to protect and promote Kiwi products to the world, which is why it’s a great move for the 'Designed in New Zealand' aspect of our wetsuits. Equally, being a licensee now makes Ruby Fresh Open Water Swimming an ambassador for New Zealand, which is both a privilege and an exciting opportunity.
Buoyancy and visibility in a fresh water environment crucial to an enjoyable and worry-free swim!
- Janelle Graham
Despite an “off the rack” w/suit, fits beautifully. The 5mm front & mid torso panel makes the swimmers “roll” a dream. 1mm arms like a warm skivvy. There’s more, some will find the buoyancy too pronounced but for my “sinking bum” & lanky legs it’s a total swim change in body balance. Now all effort glides me along. Great suit to take off. The visuals are great of course !!
- Roger Soulsby
Knocked 4min off my 1.9k Wanaka Challenge Swim Time. Performance is everything isn't it. Finished the swim fresh and able to run: 2min faster in transition.
- Geoff Williamson - Dunedin
Fantastic suit. Comfortable with great mobility in the arms. Easy to put on and off. No chaffing.
- Richie Lambert
Just wanted to let you know that I tried the wetsuit at Lake Taupō over the weekend. It was good fit, kept me warm, streamlined, and buoyant. No dramas with the wetsuit absolutely. It’s an awesome suit. Thank you! More power to your brand!
Naku noa na
- Nathaniel Changco