Rivers, lakes and seas; from the Great North Swim to your daily dip… Designed in collaboration with industry guru Dean Jackson to promote your natural swimming position, Terrapin was made with adventure swimming and open water in mind.
Terrapin is our thinnest, most flexible wetsuit. It provides enough buoyancy to help you move swiftly through the water, adds a thermal layer to keep you warm, and still leaves you with excellent freedom of movement for an unrestricted stroke, particularly around the shoulders.
Compared to the Lotic, Terrapin features thinner neoprene around the back of the leg. This means it has minimal impact on your body’s buoyancy, reducing body roll for a more natural swimming position. 2 mm neoprene at the neck reduces chafing, and the underarm neoprene is thinner still (1.5 mm), giving you the flexibility you need to really extend your reach for long powerful strokes.
Terrapin uses Glideskin neoprene. This gives it excellent dirt and water repellence, which reduces drag through water so that you move 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.
The wrists, shoulders and neck feature bright flashes of blue to help you stay visible in the water. A long lanyard zip puller up the back means you can get into your wetsuit without relying on a passer-by to help you!
Terrapin is great affordable suit for a natural swimming experience, ideal for both stronger swimmers, and those making their first strokes into open water.
Neck: 2 mm Standard Neoprene
Chest: 3 mm Glideskin
Back: 3 mm Glideskin
Shoulder: 2 mm Glideskin
Lower Sleeve Cuff: 1.5 mm Standard Neoprene
Butt: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Crotch: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Armpit Panel: 1.5 mm Standard Neoprene
Upper Leg: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Lower Leg Front: 2.5 mm Standard Neoprene
Lower Leg Back: 2.5 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. The neoprene collar and cuffs can be trimmed with scissors if they extend too far. 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.