At Watersports Outlet, we are all for brands taking steps towards more sustainable practices. Within our industry, the balancing act between technological progression and eco-conscious construction is one of great importance. How can we supply the highest quality products that do the least amount of damage to the natural world? Especially when we have so much reliance on its wellbeing - the tides, winds, waves, water quality.
Billabong have taken to the tightrope, implementing the Nobel Prize-winning material, Graphene into the lining of their wetsuits - now infused with 100% recycled fibres. That?s quite the accolade. But what is Graphene? And what does it do? All valid questions that we hope to answer in this article.
Infused into the lining of the wetsuit, Graphene enhances overall heat conductivity, whilst ensuring flexibility and all-round durability. In surfing terms, this means that your body gets warmer, faster, for longer. Simple.
To keep all wave-riders happy (even the picky ones), Billabong have implemented the Graphene Recycler + liner across a wide range of their wetsuits. Each with unique attributes tailored to varying water temperatures, surfing ability, and exterior stylings. Time for a quick rundown?
The FURNACE range is all about maximising warmth in colder climes, infused with 100% recycled fibres lining the entire interior of the suit. They are also fully leak-proof due to their 100% externally welded seams and neo-taped internal seams. Available in 3/2mm and 4/3mm variations, plus accessories.
The REVOLUTION range is all about stretch, blending exterior style with a high-performance interior. These suits are infused with 100% recycled fibres with a Graphene Comp lining giving you maximum flexibility as well as impressive thermal retention properties. Available in 3/2mm plus accessories.
The ABSOLUTE range is all about value and performance. The Graphene lining infused with 100% recycled fibres ensures a toasty interior, whilst the Superlight foam is lightweight with great thermal retention properties. We've got quite the lineup here, with everything from 3/2mm full suits, shorties, 2mm summer suits, plus accessories.
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