Wetsuits Inspired by Sea Otters

Surfing wetsuits today are innovating faster than ever before. Let’s face it, rubber isn’t blubber! But with the introduction of fur focused insulation we soon may realize that it’s not the rubber that plays the most important part anyways. With Patagonia recently launching their Yulex designs, it’s about time that other brands look at stepping up their game with responsible yet highly effective wet suite solutions.

Inspired by hairy, semiaquatic mammals such as beavers and sea otters, a group of MIT engineers are fabricating fur-like rubbery pelts learn how these mammals stay warm and even dry while diving underwater. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2016/beaver-inspi…)

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