Manufactured from 4-way stretch 5mm neoprene, it has been specifically designed to give the wearer maximum freedom of both movement and vision during the critical time of abandonment and at the same time offering excellent thermal insulation and a level of fire resistance. The close fitting design minimises the amount of unwanted air trapped in the lower part of the suit.
The large offset zip makes the Mk 1 quick donning, the integral 5 finger gloves allow full dexterity during and after donning.
For in water use an additional pair of thermal mitts are housed in easily accessible pockets situated on the sleeves.
The feet are protected by non-slip rubber soles which give both grip and protection.
The hood is fitted with an effective face seal and has 150sq cm of retro reflective tape to aid survivor location.