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These Wetsuits Are Actual Suits


We never thought that surfers donning their wetsuits looked too casual. They’re… surfing, after all. But we suppose that there are those who will feel that even this field could use a little bit of a fashion spruce up. So the True Wetsuits were designed to look just like a regular suit, only made from 2mm thick Neoprene with a quick-dry shirt and tie. They come in smart, business casual and tuxedo varieties. We’re not exactly clear on what occasions these suits are supposed to be worn, whether to look snazzy while surfing, or to have an option to take a swim while out and about. Like if you’re at a black tie event and someone pushes you in the pool, or something. We just don’t get fashion these days, but when something costs $3,200 as these suits do, we assume someone somewhere knows what they’re doing and if we had that kind of disposable income we might even consider not having enough sense, and just buying them. We don’t judge.

Ok, we do a little.

Ok, a lot.

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These Wetsuits Will Make You Invisible To Sharks


We’re all for getting in the water and sploshing around… Actually, scratch that; water isn’t our thing. Well, it’s not my thing, so I’m not going to encourage anyone to enter a realm that is clearly not intended for human presence. Between jelly fish, stingrays, piranhas and sharks, there are plenty of reasons to stay away. But if you’re going to do it anyway, might as well don these wetsuits that apparently make you completely invisible to sharks. The particular patterns and colours are invisible to the colorblind killing machines. Created by Hamish Jolly and Craig Anderson, working with the University of Western Australia, the suits work on the principle that even if sharks use other senses to find you (bleeding, much?), vision is used in the final approach. Since sharks see in black and white, the patterns on the suits make you either totally invisible to them, or unpalatable. Yeah, in one of the suits, the one geared towards surfers and called “The Diverter”, the shark takes a look at you and goes “ugh, gross”, and swims away. If staying alive is a priority of yours, being considered unappetizing by your predator should not be something to feel bad about.

Expect to see not only wetsuits with the patterns on the market, but stickers for the underside of surf boards as well. We’re not sure about price or availability though.

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