Flex Energy is a revolutionary neoprene lining that generates heat when stretched. As you move through the water, the Flex Energy activates and heats the wetsuit while you move. If you stay active, you stay warm.“
The Rip Curl Wetsuit development team were excited by early results in the Flex Energy project,” Cameron continues. “That was about three years ago, and after multiple iterations of adapting the technology we finally got it right. We’ve tested this suit all over the world, from the bottom of New Zealand to the north of Scotland and the coldest beaches in the United States of America. The Heat Seeker is made by surfers, for surfers, and we’ve put it to the test.”
In the past wetsuit warmth has typically come from the insulation of neoprene; the thicker the wetsuit, the warmer it has been. Flex Energy lining changes that formula. The material actually generates heat and now contributes to the surfers warmth.“
It’s an entire shift in the science of wetsuits,” Cameron says. “And Rip Curl will continue to develop the scope within this field in our continued mission to create the ultimate surfing wetsuit.”
Rip Curl is thrilled to get this technology into the market, and we are excited to see where this innovation can lead.