Vissla have just released the new Rising Seas wetsuit – a wetsuit to face the emerging environmental crisis – The suit, designed in collaboration with the Surfriders Foundation’s top scientists is built with a transformative, Bio-Defense System, providing a whole new level of protection and safety in the water.
The suits intention: to protect and inform surfers of the presence of harmful bacteria, viruses, algae blooms, oil spills and high levels of run-off pollution in the water that might affect the outcome of their surf session.
Read more from the Vissla website below.
Our coastlines are under siege from the impacts of pollution, ocean acidification, climate change and fossil fuels. Rising sea levels and increasingly powerful storms have had a devastating effect on our shorelines and are putting our beaches and local surf spots at risk.
With these harsh environmental realities in mind, we’ve teamed up with the Surfrider Foundation to create a wetsuit that addresses these threats head on. Designed with insights from their leading environmental scientists and studies, we are proud to introduce the revolutionary Vissla Rising Seas wetsuit.
The Rising Seas wetsuit features our most advanced technical attributes that meet our rigorous standards for performance, warmth, comfort, durability and protection. With a transformative, built-in Bio-Defense System, it will provide for a whole new level of protection and safety in the water.
The intention: to protect and inform surfers of the presence of harmful bacteria, viruses, algae blooms, oil spills and high levels of run-off pollution in the water that might affect the outcome of their surf session.
LED DISPLAY MASK
Via wireless heads-up display with high-grade LCoS optical-level coating, the LED Display Mask will interpret, select and display data derived from nanotechnology sensors at an optimum visual location within the surfers primary field of view.
Bacteria levels, air quality, water safety, solar radiation and temperature levels will be displayed using digital symbology and alphanumeric text to allow you to gauge health risks during your surf session.
TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY
The Touch Screen Control Panel is the access point for all information displayed through the LED Display Mask. The command center of the suit. It processes the raw data from multiple sources for visualization in the LED Display Mask. All necessary information is now at your fingertips.
GPS location services provide access to location-based swell charts and up-to-date weather information. Toggle through display modes and set alerts for fluctuations in environmental conditions.
ILLUMINATING POWER SEAMS
Vissla’s Illuminating Power Seams will specifically address the challenges of safe surfing amidst radiation. The main challenge: radiation can’t be detected by the senses – we can’t see, touch, smell, taste or feel it. While alerts will display on your arm panel once annual exposure levels exceed 50 mSv, scintillators will illuminate the seams for additional precaution.
Built-in ZnO (zinc oxide) nanorods and wearable neutron detectors detect overall water safety by tracking bacteria levels, radiation levels, water toxicity, air quality and oil accumulation levels.
Introducing the most protective jersey used in any wetsuit. Comprised of polyester threads woven with nano particles of lead, and anti-algal Biologically Derived Substances, this outer layer utilizes nanotechnology to block the absorption of radiation and other biological and chemical pollutants. The toxins ain’t touchin’ ya.
A microfinish Nitrile coating on the shoulders, elbows, knees, torso and booties ensures adequate adhesion to your board when contents cause the water to become oily or lubricative.
THE SEAS ARE RISING AND SO ARE WE.
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