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Lighter and more flexible than a traditional wetsuit. Tough, windproof, waterproof and fast drying

Reed Chillcheater® have developed Aquatherm® and Aquatherm Fleece®, revolutionary lightweight and tough new fabrics that provide insulation from wind and wet and still give protection from UV rays. Aquatherm together with Transpire Fleece and other Reed® innovative fabrics form the bedrock of a range of superthermals and layering systems used around the world by competition and recreational sportsmen, women and kids.

Reed Chillcheater - Intelligent Fabrics, Innovative Designs. For ultimate comfort, whatever the conditions.

A Chillcheater® provides a thermal barrier similar to a traditional wetsuit, but is lighter, more flexible and is easier to get on and off. The smooth polyurethane outer surface sheds water incredibly quickly minimising the effects of windchill. The matt black finish also maximises heat absorption from the sun and coupled with body heat maintains a thin layer of warm water between your skin and the fabrics.

  • UV protecting and breathable, waterproof outer surface
  • Soft feel, fast drying, warm knit next to your skin
  • Ultra lightweight, packing up small for travelling and more flexible than a traditional wetsuit
  • Stretchy and tough fabric which is 20 times more abrasion resistant than neoprene
  • Durable waterproof taping covering all seams
  • Range of Chillcheaters keeping you warm and dry from top to toe

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Developed to enable paddlers and watersports users to remain warm and dry

Aquatherm® fabric has been developed to enable paddlers and watersports users to remain warm and dry, in a whole range of conditions. It is a lightweight fabric that offers great freedom of movement, far more so than with traditional, bulkier neoprene and woven garments.

"It is essential that the garment is working with the athlete, unlike earlier neoprene fabrics, where the athlete is more often working against the garment. Aquatherm is less than a millimetre thick and remains stable, flexible, strong and waterproof when fully flexed. Unlike neoprene, it has the added advantage of being watershedding and fast drying, so less temperature is lost from the wet outer shell through evaporation."

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Aquatherm Fleece

Another fabric unique to Reed Chillcheater.

Aquatherm Fleece is for the coldest conditions. A soft, warm 3mm fleece is bonded onto our durable, stretchy, polyurethane outer surface, allowing the wearer, optimum movement and maximum warmth, without the restrictions of layering, typical of bulky fabrics.

This fabric is also completely waterproof and windproof. The tough, abrasion-resistant outer face has a good moisture vapour transmission to dissipate perspiration when the wearer is active. Outer surface colour matt ink blue, inner fleece colour, black.

What is the difference between Aquatherm fleece and Aquatherm?

This fabric is warmer than our Aquatherm and Superstretch Aquatherm Fabrics. It has the same tough PU outer surface with the same durability, but differs in having a thicker, softer brushed knit on the inside. This fleece is very cosy next to your skin. It has the same great stretch and return as Aquatherm. This fabric excels when used continuously in colder environments.

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Transpire Fleece

A top to toe range of Transpire Fleece garments

Reed® now supply a top to toe range of Transpire Fleece garments which are the perfect base layer. These fleeces offer instant comfort, warmth and moisture management. They are our best seller and are great for all land and water based sports. Ideal as a base layer or as part of a thermal layering system.

Transpire fleece fabric has an incredibly comfortable, tight brush fleece on the inside and a smooth, slip knit on the outside. The fabric yarns are coated with Scotchguard, a durable, wicking chemical, making the fleeces very fast drying and making these garments warm wet or dry. These fleeces should be worn in contact with the skin at all points to maximise the fabric’s good sweat wicking properties. The yarns are also coated with anti bacterial coating to maintain freshness. These fleeces have a weight to warmth ratio that is class leading.

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