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Wetsocks, Kneepads, and Wetsuits

Here is the kit to maintain comfort in cold and wet caves, and which are particularly useful in the UK, which specialises in such conditions! As well as the wet socks and knee pads which nearly every serious caver will use, we keep a stock of more specialised kit for the aficionado of true grimness; neo-fleeces and wetsuits of various thicknesses. All of our neoprene products are sourced from Warmbac, a British company with a reputation for quality, and assured standards of employee care; not necessarily the case with all neoprene-using organisations.

Warmbac Neoprene Cuffs 
£8.40

Warmbac Neoprene Cuffs

Made of flexible and comfortable 2.5mm neoprene, these are an effective way to keep hands warm in wet sections of cave. Close fitting and long enough to form a seal over the cuffs of an oversuit, these come into their own in wet crawls and pitches. The radial artery is closest to the surface at the wrist, so reducing heat loss here is a good way to feel more comfortable and give warmer hands. Because the neoprene cuffs are not attached, they can be taken off in sections of drier passage, or when constant rubbing of the neoprene on bare skin could become uncomfortable, such as long, drier pitches.
Warmbac LONG Neoprene Crawling Cuffs 
£12.90

Warmbac LONG Neoprene Crawling Cuffs

Long flexible neoprene cuffs. Flexible and warm 2.5mm neoprene covers from wrist to just below the elbow. Protects oversuits and forearms alike from damage in gnarly caves, but does not interfere with arm movement. They also stay in place much more reliably than elbow pads. Highly recommended for use with lighter weight or PVC oversuits.
Warmbac wetsocks, short 
£20.70
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Warmbac wetsocks, short

Above ankle height, well made quality five piece neoprene socks ideal for wet caves. For an excellent fit in your boots, and to avoid blisters if you're planning on doing *lots* of prussiking, add trainer insoles! Available in sizes 4 - 12, other sizes made to order (we have supplied size 15!)
Warmbac wetsocks long 
£27.00
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Warmbac wetsocks long

Warmbac long wetsocks. Knee length made in five parts, of 3mm neoprene. A solidly made product, particularly suited to those who like wet caves, or wear ankle boots, or have delicate shins (the extra protection is quite noticeable). Sizes 4 - 12 available, we can obtain others on order, from size 1 to size 15.
Warmbac 5mm elbow pads 
£15.90

Warmbac 5mm elbow pads

Warmbac 5mm elbow pads. High quality with thinner neoprene straps to reduce arm fatigue caused by restricted circulation. Sharkskin lined one side to increase friction against the suit, helping keeping the pads in place when in use. For digging and high contact caving e.g. most of Mendip, these are a good investment. They are more easily replaced than elbow joints, and more cheaply than oversuits!
Warmbac 6mm knee pads 
£19.80

Warmbac 6mm knee pads

Well thought-out, high quality with thinner neoprene straps for comfort, and a fairly durable 6mm fabric across the front. Any* knee protection makes sense from very early in a caver's career... This solid and budget product allows this! If you wear two sets of knee pads, one inside and one outside of the oversuit, these are probably most suitable for those on the inside.
Warmbac Warmtex elbow pads, plain strap 
£22.80

Warmbac Warmtex elbow pads, plain strap

Warmbac Warmtex adjustable elbow pads. High spec, tough elbow pads. The outside is coated with very high durability warmtex material. Sharkskin internal surface for improved friction to keep pads in place. The straps are plain neoprene for those with standard size (or shaped!) biceps.
Warmbac Warmtex adjustable elbow pads 
£25.20

Warmbac Warmtex adjustable elbow pads

Warmbac Warmtex adjustable elbow pads. High spec, tough elbow pads. The outside is coated with very high durability warmtex material. Sharkskin internal surface for improved friction to keep pads in place, plus velcro adjustable straps for precise fit; a surprisingly solid arrangement.
Warmbac Warmtex SINGLE knee pad 
£18.00

Warmbac Warmtex SINGLE knee pad

Warmbac Warmtex SINGLE plain neoprene strap knee pads. If you have lost a knee pad, this allows you to avoid paying for a whole new pair! Clearly the specification is identical to the normal pair of plain - strap knee pads...
Small Warmbac Warmtex knee pads, plain strap 
£34.20

Small Warmbac Warmtex knee pads, plain strap

Small Warmbac Warmtex plain neoprene strap knee pads. The same as the standard, but less bulky! Made to fit better on those with slender knees, with smaller straps but otherwise the same high specification. Made specially for us by Warmbac due to consistent demand, mainly by female cavers. Top tip: glue a *small* patch of spare neoprene (part of an old wetsock, perhaps)on the inside of the kneepad, as soon as you can after purchase. Just enough to cover the lower joint, not so much as to cause the kneepad to become inflexible and gape at the sides (which would allow gravel in). Your knees will love you for it in future years!



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