The Silvertip is our go-to cold water swimming wetsuit for Scottish lochs, Lakeland tarns and braving icy waters.
With an additional thermal lining, the Silvertip is designed to be warm and buoyant but not too thick to swim comfortably. Turn the wetsuit inside out and you’ll see the fleece-lined inner. This lining reduces heat loss by limiting the movement of water inside your suit. More water is trapped close to your skin where it is warmed by your body, providing extra insulation.
We’ve used thicker 3mm neoprene on the back and bum to increase buoyancy. This promotes a more efficient swimming position and helps your legs to keep going on longer swims. We’ve used thinner neoprene under the arms, shoulders, and across the chest for flexibility, giving you the freedom of movement you need for long powerful strokes.
Glideskin neoprene makes up most of Silvertip’s outer. This gives it excellent dirt and water repellence and reduces drag through water so that you move more efficiently. Glideskin also reduces heat conduction from the body, making it warmer than standard neoprene. The lower leg is a high abrasion area, so we’ve used nylon-faced neoprene around the calf and shin for added durability.
Neck: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Chest: 3 mm Glideskin
Back: 4 mm Glideskin
Shoulder: 2 mm Glideskin
Lower Sleeve Cuff: 1.5 mm Glideskin
Butt: 4 mm Glideskin
Crotch: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Armpit Panel: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Upper Leg: 4 mm Glideskin
Lower Leg Front: 3 mm Standard Neoprene
Lower Leg Back: 2 mm Standard Neoprene
Lower Leg Cuff: 2 mm Glideskin
When you are pulling on your suit take care not to use your finger nails. Check your suit for fit and range of motion. Your suit will feel different when wet. Rinse your suit out with fresh water after each use. Hang the wetsuit inside out and allow to dry away from direct sunlight or heat source. Store your suit in a cool room on a wide plastic coat hanger. Roll your suit when transporting rather than fold. Don’t use petroleum products with your suit as this will damage the neoprene. Small tears can be repaired with neoprene cement/glue.
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.