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How do you want your wettie?

When you’re producing wetsuits suitable to the Washington chill, you can be damn sure they’ll keep you warm. That isn’t no Northern California cold, no Oregon cold it’s borderline Canada cold. Imperial Motion’s got a new line of suits out and they’re customizable. So if you’ve ever thought hey, I would love a little bit […]

news // Mar 8, 2016
Words by stab
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When you’re producing wetsuits suitable to the Washington chill, you can be damn sure they’ll keep you warm. That isn’t no Northern California cold, no Oregon cold it’s borderline Canada cold. Imperial Motion’s got a new line of suits out and they’re customizable. So if you’ve ever thought hey, I would love a little bit of yellow down my left calf, then go for it. However we’d recommend you just wear black. But we are talking about suits hailing from the Pacific Northwest, home to some of the largest grey suits in the world. So you may want to look the least like a seal as possible. But there’s something about a clean black suit, it’s slick and plain. Unless you’re Julian Wilson or Kolohe Andino you don’t need to be flashy. “An all white wetsuit can be kind of sketchy,” says Brother. “People see someone in a white wetsuit, and they’re all like oh, he’s a pro. Then they paddle out.”

If you are keen for a little bit of colour in your rubber, IM’s offering up 15 to choose from and three panels, you’ll stand out in the sea of black. These suits are manufactured with a sustainable green-ness in mind. The Lux wetties come in 3×2’s and 4×3’s. They’re made from Japanese limestone. The neoprene’s processed in a Japanese factory fueled by hydroelectric energy. The excess scraps from the suit are sent to a thermal power station to assist in the generation of electricity and the sewing factory each suit goes through has 60 percent of its energy powered by solar panels.

If you’re into a green, sustainable suit with the greater good in mind and have the means to pick one up, you can do so right here.

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