Geoprene & Geoflex:

Matuse prides itself on its commitment to sustainability and innovation, particularly evident in the materials used for its suits and accessories: Geoflex and Geoprene. These two neoprene variants are chosen for their exceptional durability, warmth, stretch, and environmentally friendly properties.

Geoflex, which is 90% water impermeable, boasts a smooth texture that repels water, creating a protective barrier against wind and moisture absorption. This unique feature ensures a drier and warmer experience compared to traditional neoprene of the same thickness. Furthermore, the environmental benefits of Geoflex are significant, as it is petroleum-free, thereby reducing harmful pollutants released into the air and water during production.

Geoprene (Limestone Geoprene) boasts a revolutionary closed-cell structure that significantly reduces water absorption, making it 98% water impermeable. The exceptional feature not only renders our wetsuits lighter both in and out of the water but also accelerates drying time, ensuring you are ready for your next session in no time. This material is further enhanced with a titanium-alloy solution, meticulously layered to amplify heat retention and keep your body warm even in the chillest waters. What sets Geoprene apart is its remarkable ability to stretch up to 350% of its original size while retaining impeccable elastic memory. This means unparalleled flexibility without compromising on shape, offering you the freedom of the movement essential for optimal performance. The amalgamation of these cutting edge features culminates in Geoprene wetsuits that stand as the epitome of durability, warmth, and flexibility. Not only are they warmer and lighter, but they also exhibit superior longevity making them the longest-lasting wetsuits available worldwide. Additionally, our commitment to sustainability ensures that our products are not only kinder to you but also to Mother Nature.


The environmental impact of conventional petroleum-based wetsuits cannot be overstated. Let's journey back to the 1930s when synthetic foamed rubber first emerged and was dubbed neoprene. Neoprene, an elastomer scientifically known as polychloroprene, was a groundbreaking invention. Polychloroprene is crafted through a chemical synthesis process, wherein strands of a transparent fluid called chloroprene are bonded together. The original classic chloroprene wetsuits were fashioned from petroleum-derived compounds.However, caution should be exercised with SBR “neoprene” wetsuits. SBR, an imitation of genuine neoprene, lacks flexibility and resilience against UV and ozone. This inexpensive foam readily absorbs water, rendering it suitable only for applications such as laptop sleeves or beverage coolers. Consequently, wetsuits crafted from SBR are not advisable with their non-biodegradable nature contributing to landfill and ocean pollution. These suits release hazardous gases and synthetic materials, exacerbating global pollution issues. Investing in a Matuse suit, constructed from either Geoprene and Geoflex, is not only a commitment to quality and performance but also a contribution to environmental conservation.

To prolong the life of your suit and minimize waste, Matuse actively promotes responsible practices among its customers, encouraging maintenance, repairs, and repurposing to prolong the life of their suits and minimize waste. By choosing Geoprene or Geoflex, you're not just investing in yourself but also in a cleaner, healthier future. Shop Matuse and join the movement towards eco-conscious surfing attire.

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