Quiksilver’s CO2-Powered Inflation Vest for Big-Wave Surfing: the Highline Airlift

Developed in collaboration with Peter Mel, Jamie Mitchell and dive company Aqua Lung

A safety vest unlike any other, Quiksilver’s Highline Airlift vest—developed in collaboration with Aqua Lung and big-wave surfers Peter Mel and Jamie Mitchell—represents years’ worth of research and development. Very much resembling a wetsuit top or rash guard, the FN’lite neoprene (Quiksilver’s proprietary material) vest carries slender carbon dioxide cartridges that, when inflated, pull the wearer back to the surface. It’s dynamic enough to fit …

Isaora Tech Blazer and Vest

Japanese materials form an ultralight blazer and insulated vest for a tech-driven twist on the traditional sport coat

Always one to challenge the norm in lifestyle and performance outerwear, NYC-based Isaora has once again taken a conventional piece and transformed it into something truly their own. With the 2.5-Layer Tech Blazer with removable Pertex Insulated Vest Isaora reworks the traditional sport coat for a tech-driven alternative. The unique construction of the combination piece calls on multiple innovative Japanese fabrics for an incredibly lightweight …