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Greener Rashie and Rubber

Greener Rashie and Rubber

Bodyglove wetsuit

This is for those welcome days when the water starts warming up again and it’s time to trade in the old full-suit for a rubber top or a rashie.

On the heels of some notable greener wetsuit introductions this past season from Patagonia and Body Glove, comes the new one mil-thick Body Glove Eco Surf Shirt.

This thing is made from a non-toxic, limestone-based foam rubber, and production of the top consumes just one-tenth the energy normally used in manufacturing petroleum-based wetsuits. It’s as stretchy and comfy as my other tops, but the fit is a bit generous, so size down if you’re in between sizes.

Also from Body Glove is the Eco Rashguard. It’s a pretty basic rashie but is made out of an earth-friendly blend of bamboo and charcoal that keeps the sun off and naturally resists odors. Sweet.

$90 and $50; bodyglove.com

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