When Jack O'Neill passed on June 1, 2017, the surf industry lost one of their most "affable pirates".
From a totally reinvented ski boot to a wetsuit that's good for the environment, this is the stuff we're most excited about
It could be the key to making the industry more sustainable, but it's also (unsurprisingly) difficult to convince manufacturers to share their R&D finds. Which is where Patagonia comes in.
A new material modeled on cold-water animals' coats could lead to thinner, warmer wetsuits.
Bespoke is now affordable thanks to computer-aided technology
Wetsuit: An insulating garment that allows individuals to spend more time in cold water.
Jack O’Neill: A former commercial fisherman widely credited with inventing the neoprene wetsuit.
These products aren't messing around.
Time to get creative
Tech to ensure you thrive on the sand and in the water this summer.
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