Hevea is derived from the name Hevea Brasiliensis, commonly known as the rubber tree. The milky latex produced by the tree's specialised secretory system, is the raw material for our natural rubber. The latex is a renewable resource that can be sustainably tapped without harming the tree, it is this latex that we use as the basis for making our wetsuits.
Our new Hevea V2 rubber is the result of years of extensive research and development and testing, but we feel the end result has been all worth the effort. Being able to showcase a material that can not only match leading performance neoprene but exceed it in nearly every way. Hevea V2 natural rubber is lighter, warmer and has a superior elongation rate, stretching nearly 6x its original form. This ensures uninhibited paddling flow as well as easy on-off.
Our Hevea V2 rubber has been designed to work in conjunction with our selected recycled performance fabrics, which will ensure a durable, lightweight wetsuit with superior stretch and warmth that will thrive in the coldest of conditions.
The production of Hevea rubber in its raw state is the only truly sustainable approach to wetsuit production as a renewable material. As neoprene, including limestone based, still uses oil as a softening agent. We feel this premium quality, natural material is a game changer in the wetsuit manufacturing world that will prove that choosing a environmentally responsible product doesn't come at a cost of performance.