Extreme Product Feature – Pyroflex Rash Guard

They tell me it is Wednesday. I think I must have lost a day, but if you haven’t noticed, a lot of people have been sick and something is going around. I might be one of the lucky ones who caught whatever is going around. It can leave now, thankyouverymuch. I wish I had words of wisdom or something to share with you, but today I have nothing.

So let’s dust the cobwebs off my brain and think of something small to talk about… or big… did you watch that Super Bowl game? Whether it turned out how you wanted or not, that was one heck of a game. Now that the Super Bowl is over though, people are talking about how it’s Officially Nascar season or it’s Officially Baseball season… but I see it as one step closer to being Officially Diving season, unless you’re Dan La Due. He dives year round and has since getting certified in August 2003. I’m sure if you want to dive with him this month, he’d be happy to have a tag along. And being as though it’s February, it might be cold… so maybe, just maybe you want an extra layer of protection, such as a SCUBAPRO Pyroflex Rash Guard. Just a thought.

SCUBAPRO says, “You can’t fully appreciate comfort until you try on one of these long sleeve rashies.”

I’m assuming “rashies” is a technical term…. Either way, the great thing about the Pyroflex Rash Guard is it provides thermal protection, for say those winter dives with Dan La Due. When it comes to thermal protection, nothing beats the use of neoprene. This rash guard provides maximum stretch and comfort, which provides insulation under water as well as above (But remember, “It’s called SCUBA diving, not SCUBA standing,” Dan La Due).

So what makes the Pyroflex Rash Guard different from other rash guards on the market? I’m so glad you asked. The Pyroflex is a 1.5mm long sleeve rash guard made from 100% pure neoprene. That means that not only does this particular rash guard provide protection from scrapes and stings, but it also provides that layer of thermal protection.

The Pyroflex Rash Guard is made with special water-repellent, high-stretch Everflex X-Foam neoprene on the outside and a combination of fleece and plush on the inside. This revolutionary design offers lots of warmth, comfort, and range of motion, ideal for diving tropical locations (say Cozumel) or even just pool training. Plus, as an added bonus, it dries quickly. Why is that ideal? Well remember, there is a weight limit when flying and a wet piece of dive gear weighs more than a dry piece of dive gear. If this piece of gear dries quickly, that gives you more room for other souvenirs. Just a thought.

The best part of a rash guard, especially of this caliber is they are great for dives as is, or layer for those colder water dives.

Technical Information

  • New approach to rash guard design providing thermal protection.
  • Quality exterior Everflex, a X-Foam neoprene that is lightweight, durable, and is a highly effective insulator.
  • Fleece interior offers both comfort and extra warmth.
  • Higher neck collar for maximum protection from BC chafing.
  • High-stretch neoprene makes this rash guard easy to put on and take off while offering excellent range of motion.

Available Sizes:

Men: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL.

Women:  XS, S, M, L, XL.

So I mentioned that it is made of Everflex X-Foam Neoprene. Now what in the heck is that? Good question. This particular X-foam is an exclusive SCUBAPRO formula neoprene. In 2012 SCUBAPRO built this blend of neoprene as part of their ongoing effort to better protect divers as well as the environment. Now all SCUBAPRO neoprene is of the X-foam variety.

Okay, okay, I understand that, but again… what does that mean? I’m so glad you asked. Basically…. X-foam is

  • Petroleum free, instead made from limestone neoprene.
  • Complies to P.A.H.* tests ensuring fewer pollutants.
  • Lighter weight for travel and comfort.
  • Greater elasticity.
  • Higher insulation efficiency for better heat retention.
  • Durable for years to come.

*P.A.H. – Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are hydrocarbons – organic compounds containing only carbon and hydrogen. PAH’s usually exist in petrochemical, rubber, plastics, lubricant, antirust oil, and organic compounds of incomplete combustion.

Now… let’s paint a picture… It’s summer, it’s Missouri, or I guess technically Northern Arkansas, and we’re diving at the lake. Summer in the Midwest is hot and humid. You don’t really want nor do you need that long sleeved rash guard, right? Never fear… SCUBAPRO has you covered. If you don’t want a long sleeved rash guard, try the Pyroflex Short-sleeved Rash Guard. It provides all the information above, but is short-sleeved. And bam, just like that, you’re ready for summer.

Now, who is ready to go diving a February dive with Diver Dan?

p.s. I found one thing to share… Today is National Kite Flying Day. I think it’s windy enough, you’ll be pretty successful at that.

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