Soft and cuddly, these are the typical properties of Scuba fabric that you notice immediately when you touch it. The material is reminiscent of neoprene, but since the foam layer is missing, it has a much better feel.
FINE FIBERS FOR A SOFT GRIP
The rubber-like scuba material repels protection and is very easy to care for and durable. In most cases, scuba is made of polyester and elastane. Very fine fibers are used, which leads to a soft surface structure. In addition, thanks to the elastane content, the fabric hugs the skin and moves with your every movement. Sometimes viscose is added to the fibers.
Scuba fabric is available in many trendy colors, currently solid colors are the most favored. Prints and structured surfaces are slowing coming out on the market.
MANY SCUBA FABRICS INSULATE HEAT
Jackets and coats made of thick scuba fabric are wonderfully cozy, especially on cooler days. A double-sided knitting process creates a small gap between the two layers, reminiscent of a Velcro fastener. Due to the small air spaces, this provide slight insulation. However, the property is lost when it is wet.
STRETCHY AND STABLE AT THE SAME TIME
Two features make scuba fabric a particular favorite in the fashion world: The material is sturdy but is still stretches easily. It does not wear out and returns to its original state after stretching. It is not only used for jackets and coats, but is also popular for skirts and dresses.
SCUBA FABRICS IN THIN QUALITY
Thinner scuba fabric is offered as scuba jersey, scuba crepe or scuba mesh. The heat-insulating property is not present when designed this way.
• Scuba Jersey is a solid material that comes very close to the exclusive Punta di Roma fabrics.
• Scuba-Crêpe is reminiscent of Crêpe-Georgette with a slightly rough surface structure, but is soft and flowy.
• Among the slightly transparent fabrics we also find scuba mesh material.