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Neoprene Oversuit Cuffs 
£10.20

Neoprene Oversuit Cuffs

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. 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.
Neoprene Crawling Cuffs 
£15.00

Neoprene Crawling Cuffs

Longer forearm protectors. Flexible and warm 2.5mm diamond 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 Centre Suit 
£75.00
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Warmbac Centre Suit

Warmbac Centre suit. A Starless River special. The lower section is the heavy duty 9oz Cordura, while the upper section is a lighter and more flexible 7oz nylon. Made of four main panels, and with the seam over the backside reinforced with nylon tape for abrasion resistance. Solid 44mm Velcro closure, for easy user replacement on expeditions or for outdoor centre use. Plain ended cuffs, in order to allow sleeves to be rolled up in warmer conditions. Very practical small pocket on the upper left arm. Velcro flap closure, about big enough for a balaclava, medication, or small first aid kit. A good digging suit, or for novice use, or for anyone who expects a lot of 'contact' caving. Available in normal, or broad fit (please specify), in sizes Small to Extra Large. Note that this is a pretty generous fit in all cases!
Warmbac Digger 
£96.00
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Warmbac Digger

Our design of Cordura oversuit made for us by Warmbac.. A durable garment complete with neoprene cuffs, high neoprene collar and three pockets. One pocket is internal, and two flat patch pockets for lower profile, one on each upper arm. All pockets have velcro closure. The Warmbac Digger oversuit is probably most suitable for sustained contact trips and digging, or for working in places where very sharp rock, bang debris, or extreme grittiness is an issue. The suit is stitched solidly; there is strong tape reinforcement on the rear seam; closure is by solid 40mm Velcro. Our aim in this design is to make it more durable and repairable than the standard Warmbac - velcro is more easily fixed and repaired than a zip, and the broad tape reinforcement on the backside is less pretty, but more durable, than the same-fabric protection. Sizes as per the standard Warmbac oversuit range, in single and plus sizes. Colours may be red, blue or black.
Alp Design Bitex 
£115.20
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Alp Design Bitex

A lightweight but reasonably rugged oversuit made in Italy to a high standard of workmanship. A lightweight cordura on the body, for flexibility and ease of movement, complemented by a heavy cordura on knees, elbows and backside. Very appropriate for warm caves, and caves where exertion is to do with speed and distance, rather than grovelling in foul narrow places... However, these have been used extensively by the Cavex team in Voronya, which is neither warm nor lacking in abrasive rock! Comes with a neat external pocket (away from the chest) and a hood. Closure is broad velcro, as with nearly all continental suits - not for everyone, but at least field replaceable on expedition. We stock sizes 44 - 58. This would take far too long to explain here; mail us with your measurements, or try one on in the shop!
AV Midroi 
£102.00
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AV Midroi

Flexible and comfortable oversuit in a moderately tailored fit. A suit which people value for a balance of high comfort, breathability and durability. This is a less waterproof fabric than the Titan, but cavers are likely to find it less sweaty, and also, as it uses a midweight Cordura 500 fabric, a shade more abrasion resistant. Wide velcro closure, two external chest pockets, double material on knees and seat. The cut is similar to that of the Holloch, so if one has a long back then a higher size is probably appropriate. Soft microfleece inside the collar for caving luxury, but no hood. Durable coated finish although seams are not sealed. Best repaired with 'Aquasure' adhesive, available from most diving shops; or for the thrifty, ‘Aquaseal’ seam sealant available in camping and caravaning outlets! Colours red only (black reinforcement) Sizes for Holloch follow; if in doubt, call in and try one on. XS: height 1.55 - 1.65m, weight 50 - 55kg S: height 1.65 - 1.75m, weight 55 -...
A V Titan Man 
£115.20
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A V Titan Man

Waterproof, flexible, comfortable oversuit in a moderately tailored fit. A suit which people value for a reasonable balance of high comfort and water resistance with reasonable durability. Wide velcro closure, two external chest pockets, double material on knees, forearms and seat. The Titan cut is made especially for the UK and Irish market and differs from the Holloch in having a longer body. "Titan" is therefore the long-backed version of this suit and "Holloch" the short-backed version. Soft microfleece inside the collar for caving luxury. Properly water resistant hood also fitted, in the collar. Durable coated finish although seams are not sealed. Best repaired with 'Aquasure' adhesive, available from most diving shops. Colours red or blue (black reinforcement in both cases) Sizes for Holloch follow. Titan have the same length legs but longer body - hard to be precise, but about 8cm longer on size L, then scaled up or down. XS: height 1.55 - 1.65m, weight 50 - 55kg S: height 1.65...
A V Titan Woman 
£115.20
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A V Titan Woman

Waterproof, flexible, comfortable oversuit in a moderately tailored fit. A suit which people value for a reasonable balance of high comfort and water resistance with reasonable durability. Wide velcro closure, two external chest pockets, double material on knees, forearms and seat. The Titan cut is made especially for the UK and Irish market and differs from the Holloch in having a longer body. "Titan" is therefore the long-backed version of this suit and "Holloch" the short-backed version. Soft microfleece inside the collar for caving luxury. Properly water resistant hood also fitted, in the collar. Durable coated finish although seams are not sealed. In relation to body shape, the Woman suit has narrower shoulders and broader thighs than the Man cut. Sizes between the Man and Woman are very different (Man size medium and Woman size XL are very similar although they tend to fit quite differently shaped cavers!) Best repaired with 'Aquaseal' adhesive, available from most caravanning /...
Meander Criou PVC 
£105.00
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Meander Criou PVC

Re-introduced by Meander Pro, the Criou is a welded-seam PVC oversuit best suited for muddy or wet and windy locations. For those who remember the old Meander Criou, this suit is very similar although the fabric is marginally stiffer. The fabric is wind proof, and waterproof when new although the front closure allows seepage on wet pitches, as do hood and cuffs. If water ingress is a serious issue then the Warmbac neoprene cuffs may be useful. The suit features a Velcro front closure, single Velcro closed external chest pocket, Velcro closure cuffs, and a light under-helmet hood which fits into the collar. We stock the Criou in traditional yellow, but we can order in suits in red, please contact us to arrange this. To work out your size (apart from visiting the mobile shop)you need three figures: A. height in cm B. weight in kg C. measurement from lowest point of crotch to base of throat Size 1B: 165 - 175cm, 65 - 75kg, 70cm Size 2A: 175 - 182cm; 70 - 80kg; 76cm Size 2B: as above; 75...
MTDE Araff (men's) 
£105.00  £60.00
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MTDE Araff (men's)

Specialised but a surprisingly versatile oversuit. The Araff is a very high quality coverall for caves where cold water is not a particular feature, but where comfort and avoidance of the 'sweat box' effect are paramount. It is made of two weights and types of fabric: a heavier, Cordura type use on the lower body, legs, forearms and collar, and a lighter fine weave on the main torso. This suit is not waterproof, but it is relatively quick drying and highly breathable. Use it like a soft shell, and you'll save energy and be much less dehydrated by long trips - a nice combination of ease of movement with protection from the cave environment. Two internal chest pockets - one with a survival blanket, very good adjustable closure cuffs, velcro closure front (full length to make it easier to pee, even while wearing a harness), internal waist drawcord, and hood in collar. Usable from Mexico to winter Alpine caving, Lost Johns' to the Berger. Probably not your *only* suit as a UK caver...but...



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