Photography by the Joelson‘s
GEAR // WETSUITS
We are proud to introduce Matuse wetsuits!
GEOguides teamed up with Matuse for our Adventure 360˚ Lobster Diving Pilot in order to outfit our Hosts in wetsuits made out of limestone -a renewable resource! The foundation for the Matuse wetsuit line is limestone-based Yamamoto neoprene, called GEOPRENE. The closed cell content is 28% higher than petroleum-based rubber which means more elasticity and continued performance even when the surface has been scratched or scarred. The naturally thicker cell wall retains its nitrogen gas better than chemically-blended neoprene for increased thermal insulation. Not only is GEOPRENE thinner and lighter than traditional petroleum based neoprene but it’s also warmer. Traditional neoprene is around 67% water permeable but GEOPRENE is 98%. This means less flooding and less drag. Even after hours freediving in the winter waters of the Pacific, our Hosts were super cozy in their Hoplite 5/4/3mm, allowing them to stay focused on the hunt and not the cold.
The Hoplite foot soldiers of ancient Greece had the most advanced armor of their era. They were fast, fierce and well protected. Modern day surfers can now own these same qualities by wearing a Matuse Hoplite suit. No spear or shield necessary.
- WARMER (98% WATER IMPERMEABLE)
- LIGHTER & DRIES FASTER (DOESN’T SUCK UP WATER)
- LASTS LONGER (TITANIUM COATED)
- KINDER TO MOTHER NATURE (MADE FROM LIMESTONE)
SOLUTION SPECIFIC FEATURES
HIDDEN CHAMBER TECHNOLOGY
Geoprene with built-in air chambers: Warmer, lighter & more buoyant than average mouse-pad neoprene.
Titanium-coated, smooth-skin chest and back panels provide optimum insulation and wind protection.
GEOPRENE STRATEGIC PANELING
Super-low modulus, max-flex Geoprene that balances the body’s thermostatic line (i.e. you don’t get hot & tired from fighting your suit or cold and bitter from that oil-based neoprene).
Won’t snag; doesn’t suck; butter soft. This hydrophobic material (i.e. rejects moisture) is your windbreaker in the water. Makes you feel all buttery inside.
Human engineered seams enable paddling harmony yet provide a static neck to minimize torque that causes chaffing and flushing.
Inspired by Jet-ski suits, this panel is designed to withstand many-a-swell spent straddling. Better yet, the Saddle Seat’s form-active design keeps your undercarriage happy because it won’t ride-up.
Provides lateral movement and lowers resistance (& time spent getting in & out of your ichiban game).
100% GLUED AND BLIND STITCHED SEAMS WITH SATIN SEAL TAPING.
A powerful trio that provides durability, flexibility and cushy softness for your skin.
360 DEGREE NECKLINE
No more roughness around your collar. So say goodbye to irritating neck chafing.
EXTERNAL KEY POCKET
Located just above the outer left knee. Includes elastic loop cord, mini-pocket and zipper closure. This allows you to get into your car without having to remove the top half of your suit.