Vest

INTRO TO SEASON 9

Who is follow? Why do we do what we do? Brand founder Steven Anderson runs through vision and motivation of the brand at surf expo for follow Season 9. Staying true to our earliest motivations, we created a brand, undistracted by fads, that we and our friends are proud to wear. Making our lifestyle our work and our work our lifestyle. Focused on our vision of building better product, Follow lives and breathes this sport.
Season 9 is a perfect example of this vision.The progression and development of our manufacturing and materials has allowed us to create our most diverse yet concise line yet.
A line that truly fits within the Follow identity.

Vest Fits Explained

Brand founder Steven Anderson runs through the importance of fitting a vest at surf expo for follow Season 9. With over 15 years of experience and knowledge we understand how important
a correct fitting wetsuit and vest is. Different cuts for different body types. We have spent 9 seasons refining our fit/cuts striving to make a fit to suit everyone.

G-LITE PVC FREE FOAM

The highest quality PVC-Free Foam available. PVC plastic is uniquely toxic among plastics because of its ingredients which readily migrate into the environment during its production, use and disposal.

DURAPRENE TECHNOLOGY

Duraprene neoprene, a tougher, grittier-textured Neoprene. One of our most tested and durable textures. Tough as nails on the outside but still soft and stretchy on the inside.

Super Stretchy Neo.

Our regular-stretch neoprene taken to the next level. This stuff is seriously soft, seriously stretchy and really comfortable. Feels like you’re wearing nothing at all, without compromising durability.

PVC FREE BUOYANCY FOAM

In a nutshell, PVC plastic is uniquely toxic among plastics because of its ingredients which readily migrate into the environment during its production, use, and disposal. So no PVC = happy Earth.

STASH POCKET

Keep your key on you and your valuables in the car while you shred the cable, or keep your license handy on the ski. Our stash pockets don’t just look good, they’re also incredibly handy. All our stash pockets come with an elastic key keep inside.

FEATHERWEIGHT FOAM

There are two ways to keep a life jacket as light as possible: reduce water absorption and use the lightest materials we can get our hands on. Our featherweight foam is the best of both worlds, no kidding, feel for yourself.

REDUCED INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS

Follow works closely with our factory to minimize the foam pocket sizing and to use a direct stitch-through process to manage areas that are prone to movement. This keeps all our foam in place for years to come.

DUAL-LAYER NEOPRENE

Wet neoprene increases in size by roughly 10%, depending on thickness and materials. We use both external and internal neoprene layers to minimize this effect. Dual-Layer neoprene keeps the vest fitting as intended and helps to reduce chest expansion in the water.