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Self-inflating Vest | By Patagonia

Patagonia have published information on the development of a new self-inflating vest. Following the footsteps of Billabong´s Floatation Wetsuit, Patagonia have developed a lifejacket style design that is light weight and can be worn under any wetsuit. At the right moment pulling the cord and filling the chamber with CO2 from the removable cartridge, the vest quickly and safely helps disoriented, exhausted athletes to the surface. The Vest is still under development, the date of release and its selling price is still unknown. Watch the video



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Portable Self-Inflation Vest from Patagonia on Vimeo.



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MARIA RIDING COMPANY SURFBOARDS

We recently featured a great looking custom BMW motorbike by Maria Riding Company, a workshop in Lisbon - Portugal. After snooping around their website we found out they also create beautifully designed surfboards shaped by renowned board shaper Nick Uricchio. The boards are real works of art, designed to combine the old spirit look with the modern powerful performance, they feature handmade wood fins with beautiful patterns. Check out their website for the full col...
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SurfEars

If you spend a lot of time in the water surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, jet skiing, kitesurfing, or doing any other water activity, protecting your ears is essential to avoid "Surfers ear” a common problem where the ear canal is actually blocked by this condition. The problem with most traditional earplugs is that they affect your hearing. SurfEars are without a doubt one of the most revolutionary products in the industry, they are light, easy to use, ...
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POWERBREATHER SNORKEL

The Powerbreather is a breathing system (based on the concept of a sealed snorkel) and developed in Germany. The system uses a patented air flow pumped by a valve mechanism. The Powerbreather allows only air to pass through the pipe leading to the mouth of a swimmer. The Powerbreather avoids strain on the neck muscles, which is usually done by turning the neck and head, in order to breathe. Thus, the Powerbreather allows the swimmer to concentrate on his/her technic...
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