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May 19, 2020 2 min read

Sharkskin is the world’s leading range of technical watersports apparel designed to keep you warm and protect you from the sun and wind. 

For over 25 years Sharkskin has developed the world’s most advanced technical fabrics available, each with their own unique purpose for water sports - Chillproof, Rapid Dry, Performance Wear, and R-Series compression.


Authentic Sharkskin Chillproof fabric is a windproof, 3-layer composite material with the thermal properties of a 2.5 to 3mm neoprene wetsuit, (but without the buoyancy characteristics of neoprene), that has been developed for water sports.

  • The comfortable ‘hollow yarn’ fleece layer is next to the skin and ‘wicks’ moisture and sweat away from the body to help keep you dry.
  • The second middle ‘technical’ layer is 100% windproof yet breathes to regulate body temperature while stopping windchill.
  • The third outer layer is a nylon/lycra blend for abrasion resistance and 4 way stretch. It is also UV resistant for sun protection and has a durable water repellent finish (DWR) to provide a protective shell that ‘sheds’ water.

With the thermal properties of 2.5 to 3mm neoprene and most importantly ‘protection from windchill’ Chillproof garments lend themselves to watersports where you are submerged, semi-submerged, and in and out of the water.

You can trust that Sharkskin products with Chillproof fabric in their design will keep you warm, comfortable and protected whatever the conditions.


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Richard Ussher- Elite Multisport And Adventure Athlete And 5 Time Winner Of NZ Coast To Coast Event, NZ  

"I've found the Sharkskin range to be perfect for staying comfortable in even the worst conditions - whether out training for Coast to Coast, an AR race or simply a big mission it is brilliant both as an outer layer and as the insulating layer under a dry top. The most impressive thing is how warm it remains when wet and it's become a stable part of my kayaking equipment." 

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