W15mm | 7mm FrontzipThe challenge – to create a Front Zip, Fully Functional, Innovative suit with enough Technical Features to set it apart from all competitors – the Waterproof R&D staff relish the chance to create the impossible.
Mission Critical, creating an even better suit than our award winning 20th Anniversary Waterproof collection. Can it be done? The faces hardened, the doors were locked and when finally opened an incredible new suit was born, the W1. With its first appearance on the international stage, this technically advanced suit was awarded one of the most prestigious design awards in the world, the Red Dot Design Award. It seems the W1 with unsurpassed quality, unique functionality and ergonomic design, left no hesitation in the minds of the judges it deserved the "Best of the Best 2009" in the Product Design category. So, paired with earlier winners like Nike, Apple, Adidas and Lamborghini we at Waterproof kind of feel....well we did it again, created yet another winner!
Proudly presenting Waterproof’s 25th Anniversary suit - the "W1”.
Winner Grand Award of Design 2010 See Award Video >>
VIDEO Winner Red Dot Design Award 2009
3D KNEEPADS - 3D moulded vulcanized rubber kneepads. Note the unique design that enables unrestricted leg
movements via the "hinge effect".
3D SCULPTED SUIT - With pre-bent arms and legs for maximum anatomical fit.
A SEAT THAT GRIPS - Polyurethane embossing in the back provides a non-slip grip and integrated abrasion protection
COMPUTER STRAP ANCHOR - To prevent the computer from slipping off your arm when gloves are removed or suit is compressed. The antislip surface makes the computer stay in place.
DOUBLE SEALS - Generous double seals made from glide skin neoprene with zipper at arms and legs. YKK #10 Vislon zipper features a TA slider with an anti slip designed ZipGrip.
EMBOSSED ELBOW - Embossed elbow protection with Toughtex abrasion resistance.
FORM MOULDED VELCRO TABS - Quality is in all the details. New moulded TPU teeth sticks only to the assigned Velcro part.
GENDER SPECIFIC STYLING - Provides comfortable lift and support for the female diver.
HEXTEX INNER LINING - A special shape and material that slows down the water movement in the suit. Extremely comfortable.
HIGH VISABILITY - Reflective logo on back of the neck.
MULTI OPTIONAL PLATFORM - A unique gadget that holds a Compass as a standard.
NECKTAB HOLDER - The NeckTab attach to the knob holder to keep tab in place in surface mode.
SIDE ZIPPER - The opening is positioned at the side of the neck to enhance comfort and flexibility for the neck.
SPINE PAD - 11mm thick and contoured design SpinePad features additional protection to kidney and spine areas. Inside has a place for personal marking of the suit.
WATERDAM - Finally a working concept for hindering the water streaming down your neck and spine when moving your head. This WaterDam concept is unique for Waterproof.
WAVE FLEX PANELS - In hollow of arms and legs provides an easier movement.
ZIPPER PULLER - Very good grip, with or without gloves, to open and close the YKK #10 zipper. The flat design makes it disappear when you don´t use it.
ZIPPER SEAL - Open cell and closed cell neoprene on opposite sides of the zipper for an ultimate seal.