So you need a new wetsuit, but you dig nature and want to, like, preserve it. It’s a conundrum every eco-savvy surfer faces at some point in his career. Enter: Body Glove Eco. Made of non-toxic Eco-Flex and Bio-Stretch (materials derived from limestone and natural rubber, respectively), the new men’s suit is less energy-intensive to produce than its conventional neoprene counterpart.
Among its other green features are graphics printed in water-based inks and a zipper made from recycled plastic. Among its not-particularly-green-but-still-really-cool-looking features are “super flex kneepads,” “Vaporlock seams,” and an “interior floodgate” system to keep water seepage to a minimum. The suit goes for $324.95 — buy it online or search Body Glove’s Web site for retail stores.
Story by Tobin Hack. This article originally appeared in Plenty in April 2008. This story was added to MNN.com.