Materials

Materials

Shiny Rubber, Japanrubber, Italian Sheer, 2way Easy Stretch, Neoprene; Here you can find all current fabrics listed with a short description and some fabric zoom ins. Use this site also to get an overview of all swimsuits that are made of each fabric.


900s rubberized serie GUNMETAL (Japanrubber) :

900s series rubberized fabric in gunmetal

900s series Japan ENAMEL (rubberized, Japanrubber) : 

Looks like Latex / Rubber, it also has a similar stretch level as in approx 0.5mm thick latex. Awesome metallic shine (without using a polisher) and a comfortable get in because of the inner textile lining. Table: 100% polyurethane; Lining: 85% polyester, 15% polyurethane.

Elasticity : This material has a good stretch level. However, overstretching will permanently damage the surface. If you are in between two sizes, choose the larger one for more comfort, or for the smaller one if you like it tight. You have approx. 2 cm space downwards (for an optimal fit) but also 1 cm space upwards.


700s rubberized series (Japanrubber)

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700s series Japan ENAMEL (rubberized, Japanrubber) : 

This fabric is available in two color tones: "glossy navy" and "matte black". "Glossy navy" looks like Latex / Rubber, it also has a similar stretch level as in approx 0.6mm thick latex. It has an awesome metallic shine (without using a polisher) and a comfortable get in because of the inner textile lining. "Matte Black" has a very soft and matte surface. Table: 100% polyurethane; Lining: 85% polyester, 15% polyurethane.

Elasticity : This material has a reasonable amount of elasticity, but overstretching will permanently damage the surface: strict focus on the size chart. If you are in between two sizes, we recommend the larger one. You have about 2-3 cm space downwards (for an optimal fit).


2 Way EASY STRETCH

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(2Way) Easy Stretch :

The current textile material used by REALISE for its standard product range. The material feels very comfortable on the skin, is very soft, very stretchy and slightly stronger (but still very thin) than its predecessor material: "Super Shiny Wet". The lighter shades can become slightly transparent when wet. The Easy Stretch material is slightly shiny - looks like Lycra and Wetlook materials.
82% Polyester, 18% Polyurethane

Elasticity : This material has a high elasticity and stretches well. You have approx. 2-3 cm space upwards. If you are in between two sizes, choose the larger one for more comfort, or for the smaller oneif you like it tight.


ITALIAN SHEER (transparent)

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ITALIAN SHEER :

REALISEĀ“s new transparent mesh material (product update 2017/2018). 

ITALIAN SHEER - second skin type, is a very thin and soft net-material, that is very stretchy and transparent - it is similar to the classic nylon nets, but is thicker and not quite as stretchy. This fabric is also used in figure skating costumes.

72% Polyamid (Nylon), 28% Polyurethane

Elasticity : This material has a very high elasticity and can be stretched very well. Because these suits are cut more tightly according to the elasticity of the material, you have ONLY about 2-4 cm of space upwards. If you are in between two sizes, choose the larger one for more comfort, or for the smaller one if you like it tight. 


Short overview of all fabrics :


Rubberized - all styles

Rubberized - all styles

REALISE rubberized swimsuits of the 000s, 100s, 200s, 300s, 700s and 900s series.
Current styles are from the: 200s, 700s and 900s series

Realise 200s rubberized series

Realise 200s rubberized series

ENAMEL 2WAY, 200s rubberized series, is a PU-coated fabric with a high gloss and looks like rubber (latex) and vinyl. Stretch level: medium

Realise 700s rubberized series

Realise 700s rubberized series

700s rubberized series, JAPAN ENAMEL, is a PU-coated fabric with a high gloss and looks like rubber (latex) and vinyl. Stretch level: medium
Realise 900s rubberized series

Realise 900s rubberized series

900s rubberized seriesJAPAN ENAMEL, GUNMETAL, PU-coated, high metallic gloss, looks like rubber (latex) & vinyl. Stretch level: medium

REALISE Italian Sheer

REALISE Italian Sheer

"ITALIAN SHEER", a very thin and soft net-material, that is very stretchy and transparent.

REALISE 2Way Easy Stretch

REALISE 2Way Easy Stretch

2WAY - Easy Stretcha very thin and stretchy material, that is slightly glossy and feels like Lycra, Wetlook and similar fabrics. 

REALISE Super Shiny Wet

REALISE Super Shiny Wet

SSW Super Shiny Wet, a thin and stretchy material, is slightly glossy and feels like Lycra, Wetlook-textiles and similar fabrics

REALISE SW striped

REALISE SW striped

Very thin and stretchy material, that is slightly glossy and feels like Lycra and similar fabrics.
85% polyamid (nylon), 15% polyurethane.

REALISE Secondskin

REALISE Secondskin

SST - second skin type - "SECONDSKIN", a very thin and soft net-material, that is very stretchy and transparent.

OCEANLINE Neopren

OCEANLINE Neopren

Oceanline westsuits are all made of neoprene. There are two types of neoprene: smooth skin (light shiny) and normal skin (soft skin).