5 Boutique Wetsuit Brands You Should Consider
From veterans to newcomers, some wetsuit brands simply stand out when it comes to style and quality.
Brand preference plays a role in a wetsuit purchase. However, while the wetsuit playing field has traditionally been dominated by a few large companies, a new breed of smaller, boutique wetsuit brands have established themselves as makers of top-quality wetsuits with a little more panache than the big box brands.
These are our top picks: 5 Boutique Wetsuit Brands You Should Consider.
- Narval Wetsuits
These up-and-comers from Spain are quickly cementing their place in the wetsuit market. Sporting technologically advanced solutions, Narval Wetsuits combine high functionality with fashion. You won’t just be protected from the elements while you surf; you will look insanely good on your board.
Narval sponsors several famous surfers like Dion Agius and Hector Santamaria, and our favourite thing about them is that they take surfer feedback and rider approval to create their collections, from men’s spring suits to winter steamers. Their fun and innovative design is what makes them unique in the market. Surfers all around the world can vouch for Narval’s quality.
- NCHE Wetsuits
Founded by three experienced surfers, NCHE Wetsuits were created to honour the relationship between the surfer and their wetsuit. The brand is known for their minimalist design and quality. Their zipless entry models allow for high performance with minimising weight. NCHE Wetsuits materials of choice provide maximum comfort, warmth and flexibility.
The idea behind NCHE is that quality wetsuits should be an affordable accessory for every surfer. They should be comfortable, stylish and durable. Their wetsuits are made from eco-friendly limestone neoprene that not only makes them take on less water – which means they’re lighter and dry faster – but they’re also warm and flexible.
- Adelio Wetsuits
Adelio began as a passion-project by a clever group of Central Coast, NSW surfers and it’s quickly becoming a leader in the crowded wetsuit manufacturing market.
Instead of following one style, this brand thrives on individuality and personal differences. Every surfer is different, and Adelio Wetsuits celebrate this with their unique designs.
Adelio Wetsuits is not just a brand – it’s a lifestyle. It is constantly evolving and gets better with every new collection. These wetsuits are inspired by the Australian surf culture and underground street & surf style. The results are high-performing products paired with cutting-edge fashion.
- Abysse Wetsuits
Abysse Wetsuits curate a collection of ethical women’s wetsuits, bikinis and swimwear made for women who are tomboys at heart and believe the ocean is a magical place.
The stunning founder, Hanalei Reponty, hails from the magical island of Tahiti and is inspired by the beauty of nature and the treasures of the ocean.
Abysse Wetsuits are inspired by the idea of bringing function and fashion together into one being. The goal is to accommodate the demand for a sport garment that will be able to remain durable during active lifestyles, yet still be fashionable.
Utilising the highest quality materials, Abysse aims to provide a premium experience throughout your journey, with simple yet innovative products.
Importantly, Abysse Wetsuits collection of wetsuits and neoprene bikinis is constructed from 100% Japanese limestone neoprene, an eco-friendly rubber that is warmer, lighter and ultra durable compared to the conventional neoprene.
- Isurus Wetsuits
Isurus was born from the desire to improve surfer performance via compression technology. To achieve this, Isurus Wetsuits brought together material scientists from Japan, athletes from Hawaii, bio-mechanical engineers and cold-water surfers from around the world to create the most advanced performance wetsuit ever.
Together, they developed a new compression technology that performs in the harshest conditions.
Compression technology is not a new concept but it has not been fully applied to the sport of surfing until now. Isurus wetsuits are lined with a specially woven material
that helps you get oxygen-rich blood to your muscles when it is needed the most. Improved circulation helps maintain body heat and energy levels, allowing you to
“surf stronger, surf longer and stay warmer.”
This is our wrap of these 5 Boutique Wetsuit Brands You Should Consider.
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