March 24, 2008 : – – Redondo Beach, Ca – Body Glove wetsuits are up for not one, but Two SIMA Image awards. The Body Glove 3/2 VAPOR and the ECO wetsuit are nominated in the categories of Wetsuit of the Year and Environmental Product of the year respectively. What’s the criterion to win, you might ask….
Wetsuit of the Year
Awarded to the wetsuit at retail between January 1 and December 31, 2007 that featured the most exciting design, appeal or innovation.
Environmental Product of the Year
Awarded to the most exciting, appealing and/or innovative environmental surf product at retail between January 1 and December 31, 2007. Consider apparel, footwear, accessory, wetsuit, surfboard or any other surf-related product that was created to lessen the impact on the environment, whether through its manufacturing process, materials or usage of the product itself.
Call us biased but we think the VAPOR and the ECO meet those requirements to the exact specifications. These products come from two lines that Body Glove is most proud of and will continue to make great strides in. So now it’s up to the voting community of SIMA (Surf Industry Manufacturers Association) and all of our favorite retailers to cast their vote and we’ll find out in May who takes home the bottle of Patrón.