Alt Steamer - 4.3
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Infos & Characteristics
ALT stands for « Alternative ». We have built a greener alternative to conventional wetsuits, with performance in mind. It features a 100% natural YULEX rubber.
Unlike finite resources like oil and limestone, natural rubber is a renewable resource. Directly tapped from FSC-certified hevea forests without cutting them down, it ensures a long-term supply stability as well as a drastically reduced environmental impact.
Both inside and outside jerseys as well as our inside fleece are recycled, and the wetsuit features all our other standard sustainable processes.
The performances of the ALT are close to a MAGMA’s. We believe the ALT represents a new generation of high-performance wetsuits that has a more reasonable impact on the planet.
ALT stands for « Alternative ».
DESIGNED IN 3D
When the industry standard is to develop 2D patterns and try to fit it on a 3D body, we decided to break new ground and take the opposite direction. We use computer design to model good-fitted wetsuits in 3D, then we employ an innovative software that converts it into a precise 2D pattern for the factory.
It creates a natural, second-skin fit that makes the MANERA wetsuits stand out.
- A GOOD FIT MEANS EVERYTHING -
Warmth: No water entry, no air pocket.
Durability: The neoprene is only stretched when moving.
Comfort: No over tight areas, comfortable armpits/crotch.
Style: Folds will never be fashionable.
Some areas are very sensitive to friction, tensions and tearing. All MANERA wetsuits have been designed with a demanding brief including:
. Avoiding seams in tensions area, to maximize flexibility and strength.
. Making sure the seams are stretched vertically and not sideways.
. Removing seams from friction areas, which avoids rash and increases stretch capacity.
. Reinforcing strategic parts and panels right where it needs to be.
Sealing prints make the ankles and wrists stiffer. It has a joint role that keeps the water away and maintains the arms and legs panels in place.
Back knee emboss
The back of the knees is an area that requires specific care. The BACK KNEE EMBOSS helps the neoprene to bend more naturally for greater comfort during flexion of the knees.
A Wetsuit leg filled up with water is a very uncomfortable issue: The MANERA water strainer panel is here to prevent it. The leaky + perforated neoprene drains the water out of your leg instantly to let you continue the session in the best possible conditions.
MANERA wetsuits use a new process to bring more durability, waterproofness and flexibility.
SD2 tape 2.0
The neoprene layers are glued together and then "blind-stitched" (the needle does not go through the neoprene layer completely). Then the SD² tape is welded to the seam by an air heater machine. This innovative process brings more durability, waterproofness and flexibility to our wetsuits.
The Triplex ALT is designed for warmth.
Re-flex skin / Protection
Air-foam / Insulation
Magma Recycled / Warmth & sustainability
These three materials brought together create a warm, durable and comfortable wetsuit.
Yulex Pure® is a natural plant-based rubber that provides a cleaner alternative to traditional petroleum or limestone-based neoprene.
Unlike finite resources like oil and limestone, natural rubber is a renewable resource.
Directly tapped from Hevea trees without cutting them down, it ensures a long-term supply stability as well as a drastically reduced environmental impact.
. Scoreboard for production of 1 kg synthetic vs. 1 kg of natural rubber
/ Synthetic Rubber = ~3,0000 kg CO2e emitted
/ Natural Rubber = 0 kg CO2e emitted
/ Mother Nature makes the best polymers!
*Sources : Yulex / Science magazine (Published 31 August 2018, Science 361, 851 (2018) DOI: 10.1126/science.aar6859) / The rubber manufacturers association
. Reduced carbon footprint
Yulex claims that using their natural rubber rather than traditional neoprene reduces the carbon footprint of our wetsuits by 80%.
The new MAGMA Recycled is knitted with 45% recycled polyester. Its fleece insulates and keeps you warm even during the worst winter days.
MAGMA+ is found on all parts of MAGMA wetsuits, except the arms and legs which require greater flexibility.
Being in direct contact with the skin, the inside jersey is a key part of the wetsuit. Our X10D fabric not only provides maximum stretch and lightness, but also a smooth, silky feeling on the skin. On MAGMA models, the X10D comes in recycled.
We have chosen to use a very light neoprene foam as we believe having less weight means improved comfort & endurance. It also features the best flex & insulation of the market, with the quilted touch you love in a Manera suit.
Air-foam is limestone based.
Born from the latest technologies of stretch fabrics, the RE-FLEX SKIN is extremely flexible, durable and UV proof. It enhances your movements and makes them more explosive.
The different neoprene layers are fused on the tips of arms and legs to make it thinner and more aesthetic. It protects the inside neoprene foam (AIR FOAM) by covering it.
If the Water strainer panel is still not enough for you: The MANERA ankle straps are designed to be very thin so water sprays can’t take them off. They are also stiff enough to block the water from coming in, and light for a better comfort.