Wearable Sun Protection

Five functional tops and rash-guards to beat the burn

There’s no faster way to throw shade on a warm weather vacation (or the first few hot days of spring) than with sunburn. It takes only 15 minutes of direct sunlight exposure for skin damage to begin occurring, so protection is a must. While sunscreen remains a necessity, innovations in UV-protective fabrics, along with style-forward designs are making wearable sun protection a lot more, well, …

Alternative, Stylish Women’s Surfwear

More than just florals, suits and shorts that get adventurous with cuts, color and material

Thankfully surfwear has come a long way since women’s styles simply meant adding floral motifs or a pink colorway. In an ever-evolving industry, inventive designs for women are becoming more abundant. Here, we’ve highlighted brands that eschew the all-black unitard-like wetsuit and get adventurous with cuts, patterns and material. Not just designed for women, each piece has been designed by women, or at least, with …

The Japanese Wetsuit by Vissla

The premium suit made from limestone-based materials blends performance with sustainability

A necessary investment for surfers and anyone braving frigid waters, wetsuits have undergone serious improvements of late in terms of functionality, warmth and sustainability. In tune with Patagonia’s plant-based wetsuit, the team at Orange County-based Vissla have announced a new Japanese Wetsuit, handmade from a 100% limestone polychloroprene. Partnering with premium Japanese wetsuit-maker BeWet, the celebrated company sources limestone from nearby Mount Kurohime, bringing millions …