Designed as part of the Aqua Lock® system, these hood utilize the same construction techniques employed by all Aqua Lock® Wetsuits. All divers will appreciate the enhanced stretch characteristics of the New Aqua Lock material. Every seam on the hood is first double glued and blind stitched inside and out. The outer seam is then coated with a special waterproof Aqua Lock® liquid tape barrier. The tape seals the seam from water entry and also helps protect the stitching from damage and unraveling.
The interior of the Aqua Lock® hood is lined with Henderson’s exclusive Quik-Dry lining which significantly accelerates dry times. The new enhanced stretch characteristics and luxuriously soft comfortable lining makes putting on and taking off the hood nearly effortless.
The hood bib is extended for additional coverage and a secure fit. The outer portion of the bib features 3 silicone O-ring seals which are designed to mate to the inside of the Aqua Lock® jumpsuit. The inner bib is made from ultra-soft and supple skin neoprene to provide a compression seal against the skin. A revolutionary new one-way flow vent purge valve vents regulator exhaust from the hood while preventing cold water entry. This design is a Henderson exclusive and not available on any other hood. The Aqua Lock® hood exterior features Henderson’s renowned Aquasilk laminate. Henderson’s exclusive “one-way” flow vent is integrated into the hood crown and vents trapped regulator exhaust from the hood while in use.