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Your Immersion Suit Guide
Developed to provide critical safety in the severest conditions, immersion suits, sometimes known as survival suits and rescue suits, allow wearers to remain afloat and limit exposure to cold water hazards during emergencies on open water. Given their essential functions, immersion suits are necessities on vessels and rigs.
Immersion suits are generally made of neoprene, a type of waterproof rubber that can withstand exposure to fire and insulates against subzero temperatures. Designed to snuggly fit each wearer, immersion suits also features protective hoods and gloves to prevent incidental skin exposure.
While fluorescent red and orange are popular colours for immersion suits, Scandia Gear immersion suits are HV (high-visibility) yellow, which is proven to be the best visible colour in all circumstances. Yellow is the colour our eyes process first, which is why yellow is used in cautionary signs and on emergency vehicles. In a comparison yellow and orange, our peripheral vision is 2,5x higher for yellow. During daytime and in lowlight, HV yellow creates the sharpest contrast between the wearer and their environment. The suit also features a refined, streamlined design, a reinforced watertight zipper, and is MED-certified.
Making sure you have one of these HV yellow immersion suits is the most important thing you will do today. If you are required to evacuate your platform or seaborne vessel, your immersion suit will provide you with optimal protection. To ensure that you and your immersion suit are prepared, please read the donning instructions (also available as PDF) and make sure to watch the instructional video below!