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Aqualung launches eco-responsible wetsuit collection

Swatches | August 1, 2021 | By:

Aqualung’s new eco-responsible wetsuit is neoprene-free and features sustainable materials. Photo: Business Wire.

Scuba gear designer Aqualung is setting a new standard for sustainability in water sports with the release of its 100 percent neoprene-free XSCAPE wetsuit with a rash guard made from eco-friendly materials. 

Made with Yulex® eco-friendly natural rubber and ultra-stretch fabric, the 4/3mm XSCAPE wetsuit provides enhanced comfort for diving in warm waters or above surface activities in colder temperatures, and can be used for scuba diving, snorkeling, freediving, paddling or a variety of other water sports. The suit features Supratex knee pads; recycled, quick-drying fleece around the torso area to provide additional warmth and comfort; and a reusable mesh bag for storage after use or collecting trash from the beach or water. The long-sleeve rash guard shirt for men and women, and matching women’s leggings, feature UV protection and are made with polyester fabric sourced from recycled plastic bottles. 

“The XSCAPE collection continues Aqualung’s legacy in innovation, and their tireless work to create the most forward-thinking and eco-conscious dive company in the world,” said Aqualung global ocean ambassador Philippe Cousteau Jr., the grandson of one of Aqualung’s original founders, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. “We all have the power to change the world with the choices we make, and the XSCAPE sets the new standard for wetsuits and rash guards that are stylish, functional and sustainable.”

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