To Surf And Protect

Wetsuits typically have a 20-inch-long zipper that starts at the neck and extends to the lower back. But zippers don't stretch--which may crimp flexibility--and water can seep through. The one-piece BILLABONG 2001 SERIES ZIPPERLESS WETSUIT solves these problems by employing Velcro, and by using highly elastic materials. The $225 suit was given an award by the Industrial Designers Society. Surf's up.

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