The immersion suits that protect against hypothermia

April 28, 2015 | Environment
Immersion suits: saving lives from hypothermia | Photo: White Glacier

Every year, hypothermia kills more than 1500 people in the United States. There are many situations in which you can quickly lose your life due to extremely low temperatures, but a new immersion suit wants to help put an end to the tragedy.

White Glacier believes the cold water immersion suit has arrived to neutralize the dire threat of hypothermia.

It is certainly not an option for cold water surfers, but these suits can make a difference in multiple scenarios.

"Arctic 25" offers hypothermia protection of up to 25 hours against freezing water, waves, and high wind.

It has vertical and horizontal floating capabilities, and it can be partially donned in 15 seconds.

This suit will enable the freedom to eat or drink, attend to hygienic needs, or administer first aid once in the water.

Arctic 25: it looks comfy | Photo: White Glacier

"Our suits don’t just meet regulations and requirements, they far surpass any other. Today’s immersion suits are required to maintain body heat for up to 6 hours, but rescue within that timeframe is never guaranteed. Our immersion suits are designed to ensure that victims of an emergency evacuation at sea become survivors," explains Diego Jacobson, CEO at White Glacier.

"Our three state-of-the-art immersion suits far surpass IMO requirements making them the ultimate life-saving appliance for oil and gas rigs, merchant marines, military and coast guards, fishing vessels, exploration, and recreational ships."

The company says "Arctic 12," "Arctic 25," and "Fire & Ice" are the most durable and functional cold water survival suits on the planet.

They cost $1,150, $1,450, and $2,250, respectively.

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