At WETSOX, we're a team of avid watermen from the North East. Whether we’re surfing, stand up paddling, scuba diving or fishing, we're spending a lot of time in the water, and also a lot of time in wetsuits. The struggle and frustration of putting on – and taking off – your wetsuit + boots was a real one- so we set out to develop a solution that would not only help us get in and out of our cold water gear much faster and a whole lot easier, but also extend the life of our gear. That solution? WETSOX. WETSOX PRODUCT BENEFITS: -Eliminate friction and frustration getting in and out of suit and boots -WETSOX THERMS add an additional +1mm of warmth beneath your boot (sandwich neoprene construction) -Form fit four-way stretch for snug fit and comfort -Increases the life of your suit and boots by reducing unnecessary stretch and wear-out -Created by cold-water surfers. Designed for watermen everywhere. AVAILABLE IN SPLIT-TOE OR ROUNDED-TOE STYLE FOR USE WITH ANY SUIT + ANY SPORT
WETSOX THERMS are designed to eliminate the friction and frustration of getting in and out of any suit or boots- which means no more standing outside hopping on one foot- pulling and stretching on your delicate gear. Just put on your WETSOX THERMS- slip on your suit, slide on your boots and get in the water. When you're done your session- your cold water gear slips off easier than ever before. Boom. No more lube. No more strange parking lot dancing. (*Note- you can still dance if you like)
What gets cold first when you're in the water? If you're like most folks we know- we're guessing your gonna say your feet. Which is why WETSOX THERMS PRODUCTS were designed with a 1mm neoprene core. They'll still fit your feet like a second skin (no need to size up boots) but will give you that extra warmth your looking for on the coldest days or if you wanna get one more season out of your older boots.
WETSOX THERMS are the first wetsuit socks designed to eliminate the friction between you and your cold water gear, allowing you to slide in and out in seconds.
Because the WETSOX THERMS come with a 1MM neoprene core which means you're going to be able to be out in the elements a little bit longer- and a lot more comfortably.
What wears out expensive cold water wetsuits and boots? Pulling, stretching and stress caused by trying to pull that thing on over your body. Less stretch out means less wear out. Nuff said.
WETSOX are made to fit snugly over your toes, feet and calves, but are designed with a four-way stretch fabric as not to restrict your movement in any way. Your WETSOX should and will be fairly tight for the first use during which your sox will stretch to form to your foot. You sox will not stretch much more after the first few uses. If the socks are so tight that you cannot get them on over your foot after you've put them on or off a few times- then you have chosen too small of a size. Not to worry. We'll swap em' out for the right size. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get ya sorted ASAP.
Describe your product in 3 words.
EASY, INNOVATIVE, WARM
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
On a surf trip, after struggling to get in and out of a damp wetsuit over the course of multiple days, we thought that there had to be a way to get in and out without struggling and fighting with your suit.
What makes your product special?
There really isn’t any other product like ours on the market. There’s a method called the “plastic bag” trick, which helps a bit, but it isn't reliable and you of course can’t leave the bag on under your suit so it often leads to the plastic bag ending up in the water. No bueno. Our product works wet or dry and because you wear WETSOX under your suit- they'll help with getting your gear OFF as well.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
Getting notes from our customers. Seeing posts and hashtags in social media. When someone is stoked because our product helped solve an a issue they were facing- that means a lot to us.