Nail this season's waterman goals with this multi-functional parka! The wind-proof and water-proof Waterparka is lightweight yet extremely protective and warm for cold morning surf checks or gusty boat rides.
It is long enough to protect you while bending over, changing under or wearing it to protect your carseat from your wet wetsuits. Guaranteed to keep you warm and comfortable in almost any situation! Whether you are diving in the tropics, surfing at Mavericks, or taking the boat out for a sunset cruise, the Waterparka is designed to protect you from the harsh elements yet still "breathes" so you won't overheat.
+ Hidden slit pockets to easily access interior for quick changes
+ Longer back hem to "bend over with confidence" while changing
+ Built in neck warmer
+ Machine washable
+ Inner velcro pocket
+ Quick Dry
100% Polyester bonded fleece (PTFU) where the wind and water proof layer is inside two layers of fleece making it a one layer fabric. It is a 2-way stretch high quality material...our secret sauce.
For most men, go with your normal t-shirt or wetsuit size. This garment is designed to go over a wetsuit and give you some "space" so going up a size is not necessary if you are planning to change under it or wearing over a thick suit. Women should go down a size or two.
Fun fact: Water sucks the heat from your body 12X faster than air. PADI suggests reheating your body after every session until sweating occurs bringing your body back to its' normal temperature. This will fend off hypothermia and keep you warm and happy all day.
FAQs for Care:
Q: Is the Waterparka machine washable?
A: Yes, but wash in cold cold water, no detergent, in the express cycle and hang dry. Do not use fabric softener. Do not use detergents with oils. Better yet, don't use detergent at all. Just rinse with a hose and hang dry. Washing incorrectly will delaminate the fabrics and void the warranty. Basically, don't wash it unless it really is dirty. Fish guts, yes! Wash it! Sand? Shake it off and maybe hose down. The less you wash, the longer it will last.
Q: What soap do you suggest I use to clean all my Surf-fur gear with if it's really dirty/smelly?
A. We suggest OXYCLEAN and also, oh yeah, OXYCLEAN. That is the only one we ever suggest. One Tablespoon of powder is enough. One of the active ingredients in OxiClean is sodium percarbonate (Na2CO3•H2O2), an adduct of sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). This breaks down into hydrogen peroxide when dissolved in water. These ingredients break down safely in the environment and leave no toxic byproducts. So, it's a good choice. Oxyclean.