Gear - September 2006
Xcel Men’s Infiniti 3/2 or 4/3
Straight out of Hawaii, Xcel have been making serious inroads into the European wetsuit market of late. And it’s no surprise if you’ve ever pulled on one of these things. The quality and engineered fit is tops.
Da Kine Split Convertible
The next time an airline tries to stick you with an overweight baggage fee, you will be glad you have the Split Convertible. This beautifully crafted piece of travel luggage separates into two pieces to avoid airline fees plus its split design allows easy access to all of its contents.
This top selling model is ultra lightweight with a comfortable fit. Its broad, wrap-around styling gives maximum protection while also declaring serious style. Available in 28 different colours.
Etnies Guards Long Sleeve Crew
Not yet motivated enough to dig out all your winter gear from the back of your wardrobe? This red/blackberry stripe long sleeve t-shirt is here to sort you out. Perfect for early fall, you can easily add further t-shirt layers on top.
Houndstooth Slide Sanuk
Flip-flops go formal in this traditional suiting fabric. The slide vamp with velcro fits all feet comfortably and the anatomically moulded footbed with arch and heel cup provides plenty of support. The only way to go dressy.
Kana Beach GetBuck Tracksuit Top
Tracksuit tops are so hot right now. Ok, so I don’t have one yet but I’m working on it. And it’s probably time you did too. Kana Beach offer a solid selection, including this orange and yellow stripe model.
Hurley Bully Fleece
Whether you’ve just come out of the surf, off fly-fishing for a weekend or chopping up wood in the backyard for the fireplace, this warm fleece hoodie from Hurley is just the ticket.
Katin Godfather Trunk
Katin makes you an offer you can’t refuse – this 100% polyester fast dry boardy with waterproof zip pocket. Also available in white.
Vans Checkered Past T-shirt
Among all the drinking, gambling and cheating that goes on in the world, we bring you a basic but timeless tee from Vans, the Checkered Past.
Rip Curl Jacket
Scoring empty surf in this day and age tends to involve increasingly remote and extreme destinations. And that means dressing for them. Rip Curl helps you do just that with this down jacket for your chillier surf missions.
The Gallo is the brand new retro futuristic model from Spy. With its 80s curves, the Gallo has been brought up to date with high quality Propionate frames and Mosaic(r) lenses, setting itself apart from the rabble.
Insight Hang On Knitted Pullover
Also available in carbon marle and dark indigo, this knitted pullover makes up part of Insight’s extensive autumn/winter collection. While you’re at it, you might want to check out their new surfboard catalogue too.
DVS Mike Taylor Signature Shoe
Designed and tested by skateboarder Mike Taylor, this shoe features a lightweight flexible rubber cupsole, perforated foam for heat reduction, open cell breathable mesh, lightweight EVA midsole and sure-fit tongue straps.
Oakley Oil Drum
With unbeatable high definition optics, Oakley have always let technology make the statement about who they are. And with the hard-edged lines and aggressive geometry of the Oil Drum, Oakley heads will now be stylin’ too.
Dainese Water Shirt
New to the industry, Dainese launches the indispensable Water Shirt as part of its brand new surf collection. This rashguard’s ergonomic cut delivers total freedom of movement and its reinforced stitching assures optimal resistance.
Realm HensonShort Sleeve Shirt
A short sleeve shirt for evening debauchery. Realm know how.
Reef Solomon Jeans
The new apparel programme at Reef has been a smoking success. And if you’ve any sense at all, you’ll become a Reefer too. The Solomon is an indigo jean with low waist, slim boot cut and enzyme stonewash finish.