Henderson unveiled a new wetsuit at DEMA Show 2019 last week in Orlando. The new wetsuit is the result of a secret project that Henderson began in 2014.
This new wetsuit is made from a 100% Neoprene free, sustainable plant based insulating foam called Greenprene®.
Consumers should be careful not to confuse Greenprene® with other products claiming to be Neoprene free. Henderson is the only company on the planet to offer Greenprene®. Most products claiming to be Neoprene Free do not contain insulating foam and therefore offer no insulating/thermal protection properties.
The Henderson Greenprene® Wetsuit is a true sustainable replacement to the traditional Petroleum based Neoprene wetsuit. A completely plant based insulating foam that is available in thicknesses from 1 to 7mm.
Greenprene® has been tested and is approved by the United States Department of Agriculture as a Biobased and Biopreferred product.
The wetsuit also utilizes Bio-Span™ recycled high stretch laminates and Aqua-Silk™, a durable abrasion resistant exterior fabric. Both fabrics are made from recycled plastic water bottles.
All Henderson Greenprene® wetsuits are packaged using 100% recycled materials, which are printed using soy based inks.
A video explaining Greenprene® and its development history can be seen here
Greenprene® could very well be the biggest news at DEMA 2019, and quite possibly one of the biggest changes to a divers thermal protection, since the inception of the wetsuit!