Proudly Made in the USA
Henderson has a long history of designing and manufacturing wetsuits for the United States Government at their New Jersey factory. Today, Henderson manufactures its Spec-Ops wetsuits used by the United States Coast Guard, United States Special Forces, and various sectors of the United States Armed Services for Special Operations, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Search and Rescue operations and training.
Although Henderson Spec-Ops suits are not available to the public, the Henderson Talon is now available for recreational users.
Hand Made for You!
Each Talon wetsuit is cut, hand glued, assembled and sewn in Henderson's USA factory using the exact specifications and materials used in their Spec-Ops line. Talon wetsuits must be special ordered. Talon wetsuits are made one at a time, specifically for the owner. Every suit bears a registration number and comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the craftsperson that inspected it. This guarantees that the Talon wetsuit you receive was made in the USA to Henderson's exacting standards
As in all wetsuits, the neoprene core is the heart of the product. No added treatment, coating, laminate or lining can make up for a low quality blended neoprene core material. Henderson's core neoprene utilizes a proprietary Hyperstrech Thermoprene 100% Chloroprene Rubber formula developed exclusively for Henderson and specifically for maintaining maximum warmth when compressed at depths. This formula is produced in a TAA compliant facility and is utilized in Henderson's BA-BAA compliant Spec-Ops/SAR wetsuit line. The Henderson core neoprene combines a low module with superior memory in a microcell structure, ensuring every Henderson wettest will maintain its thickness and superior warmth and comfort over many years of service.
Henderson Spec-Ops wetsuits are internally lined with Henderson's exclusive Fire Fleece lining. Fire Fleece links is an ultra-high stretch, low pile, synthetic fleece which is incredibly comfortable. This comfort will enhance performance during extended deployment. Fire Fleece lining also contributes to the 300% stretch of the material making all land and water based movements nearly resistance-free. This significantly reduces the effort required to move in a wetsuit and significantly increases energy stores for thermal regulation during prolonged exposure. Fire Fleece lining minimizes water transfer through the wetsuit resulting in maximum thermal conservation.
All the seams on the Fire Flee wetsuits are double glued and then blind stitched inside and out (most wetsuits are only sewn on one side). This provides longevity, confidence, and performance in the most demanding conditions.
The exterior laminate is also pill-resistant. Pilling occurs when wetsuits are exposed to hook and loop style fasteners, non-slip swim platforms, BCD's and other dive gear worn along with the wetsuit. No high stretch wetsuit is pill proof, but the Fire Fleece exterior will resist pilling and abrasion significantly better than other wetsuit laminates and will significantly increase replacement cycle times.