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O'Three Ri 1/100 Back Entry CCN Drysuit

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O'Three has built its reputation on producing some of the best neoprene dry suits available today. However, we are not oblivious to those people that still prefer membrane.

The honest reality is..., it is very difficult to produce anything that is all things to all people.

We are staunch believers in neoprene and the additional benefits it offers over other types of material, so the goal was to produce a neoprene suit that would still offer thermal properties, with minimal buoyancy issues and if possible increased durability.

With longer dive times, thermal insulation is paramount. We believe that sharing those thermal demands between your dry suit and under suit makes perfect sense and will increase your versatility for diving different scenarios.
After two and half years of research development and testing, O'Three's new Constant Compression Neoprene (CCN) provides an outstanding combination that addresses all of the points above and will appeal to neoprene and membrane dry suit users alike.

When creating a new material for neoprene dry suits, there are three main elements you can develop.

The outer lining:

The Ri outer lining is now in its twelfth year. The resin impregnation is better now than ever and creates a finish that makes the Ri 1-100ccn extremely strong and snag resistant. The improvements are adding to this suits drying capabilities, which in-turn will further reduce wind chill.

The neoprene:

Although only just over 1mm thick, due to quantum leaps in processes and technology, O'Three has developed a genuinely compressed neoprene that has maintained great thermal insulation, buoyancy has been substantially reduced, buoyancy change is virtually zero and flexibility and durability has been increased way beyond what we thought was achievable.

The inner lining:

Another new development is the lamination of Contained Core Laminate (CCL). Secretly tucked away inside the suit, the structure and support this internal material gives is the reason behind the Constant Compression Neoprene (CCN) increased strength, despite its thickness.

Front Entry Option:

As with most relationships, a front entry suit is a compromise. For a lot of divers, the phenomenal movement gained across the shoulders and arms is worth that compromise.
The dry zip, now mounted on the front of your suit is now subjected to more acute angles. A careful and systematic approach must be applied when opening and closing the zip at all times.
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Award Winner:

At this years London Diveshow, O'Three received a Diver award for our Ri 1-100 ccn drysuitS. Voted by it's readers we were very humble to be considered for this accolade and to be choosen amoung big names like Suunto and Poseiden was a great honour. ... Read more