Cold Water Protection Under Field Conditions
NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL
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Eleven runs were made for this evaluation, all with the subjects immersed but not submerged in 36F water. Four runs were made under resting conditions, and four under swimming conditions, to test various types of insulating underclothing worn beneath the standard swim suit. In addition, three dives were made under swimming conditions to test three types of insulating swim suits. The four underclothing materials were 18 in. flat ensolyte, 14 in. flat ensolyte, 14 in. button ensolyte, and one suit of 100 wool underwear. The three swim suit materials were 14 in. flat ensolyte, 14 in. flat chemically blown neoprene, and 14 in. flat mechanically blown latex.
- Protective Equipment