When the weather is cold and the winter has set in there are some days still perfect for paddling and other watersports - you want good a thermal base layer though!
Lavacore tops have a three layer Polytherm construction to maximise warmth and protection from the sun and wind:
- Outer Layer: Flexible, durable and water repellant outer layer (DWF) that facilitates fast water run-off and quick drying. UPF 50+ for sun protection.
- Middle Layer: Windproof and breathable middle membrane provides anti-wind chill properties, that draws moisture away from the body on the surface and ensures warmth in cold conditions.
- Inner Layer: Warm, moisture wicking and anti-bacterial inner fleece layer minimizes odor and keeps you warm above and below the surface.
As well as being super-warm, the Lavacore tops are very comfortable. They have 4-way stretch, are extended at the back and have thumb loops to prevent ride-up.
The Lavacore range only comes in black (though the women's top has light grey side panels) - not really an issue in sea kayaking that it isn't in a safety colour as it will be under your paddling jacket / cag anyway.
Lavacore tops are great for any watersport where wind chill and splashing are a factor - they will keep you warm when wet and dry quickly - Kayaking, SUP, windsurfing, boating, kayak fishing. They are also neutrally buoyant and so are suitable as a thermal in ocean swimming.
To keep you warm top to toe, Lavacore also have long pants and socks (you can also get tops with a hood - useful for swimming or diving.