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WETSOX create a frictionless barrier between your skin and your equipment so you can be in and out of your suit and boots in seconds.
WETSOX create a frictionless barrier between your skin and your equipment so you can be in and out of your suit and boots in seconds.
WETSOX create a frictionless barrier between your skin and your equipment so you can be in and out of your suit and boots in seconds.
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WETSOX: The fastest way in and out of cold water gear.

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Until now, the hardest part of getting into the water was getting in and out of your suit and boots.

That’s why we created WETSOX – an ultra-stretch sock that creates a frictionless barrier between you and your suit & boots eliminating this issue and letting you slide in and out of your equipment faster than ever before... This means less time getting ready and more time enjoying the surf.

Using WETSOX is easy- just slide them on before you get into your suit- then slip on your boots (you can wear WETSOX under your boots!) now- go surf or dive or explore! When you're finished you'll be able to get out of your gear with ease. Then rinse your socks with fresh water and hang them to quick dry!

This also means way less suit-stretch, ripped seams and general wear and tear on your equipment.

Cold to the bones out there? HOTSOX adds an additional layer of warmth and protection, while maintaining a frictionless barrier. Use them on the coldest of days or when your boots are worn out

Our fundraising goal:

Why $15,000? With your support, we’ll be able to produce our first scaled production run and finalize our sustainable packaging! This step really takes our company to the next level, allowing us to expand our brand into retailers and surf shops. This step is only possible with the help of folks like you.

An eye toward the environment:

We're all familiar with the plastic bag trick, which makes it a little easier to get into a wetsuit. However, you can't wear a plastic bag under your booties like you can a pair of WETSOX. Furthermore, plastic bags won't help you get OUT of your equipment like WETSOX can. While we're on the subject – where do all those plastic bags end up, anyway?

Our goal isn't just to make the plastic bag trick obsolete - it's also to do our part in helping our beaches stay litter free. We know you aren't the ones leaving bags behind – we aren't either. But we hope eliminating the need to bring plastic bags to the beach overall is a step in the right direction.

Five-step instructions for our products:

Step 1. Put on WETSOX or HOTSOX like any other sock.

Step 2. Slide into your suit.

Step 3. Slide into your boots.

Step 4. Ride.

Step 5. Get out of the water and get your equipment off before you get pneumonia from standing outside, soaking wet, in the cold.

Your mom will thank us.

Sizing:

Cool features for WETSOX:

-Four-way stretch for max fit and comfort

-Six-ounce premium LYCRA for durability

-Less stretching / pulling on your gear which will increase it's lifespan and overall effectiveness 

-Quick dry

Cool features for HOTSOX:

-Four-way stretch for max fit and comfort

-Six-ounce premium fabric blend for an added layer of warmth (this means more time in the water on cold days or with leaky boots)

-Less wear and tear on your suit and boots means they last longer

-Quick dry

Care instructions for both: Rinse with fresh water after use and air dry. You should be doing this with your suit and boots already.

FAQS

Yes. You can wear WETSOX and HOTSOX as dive sox or to protect against fin rash.

Yes. You can use WETSOX and HOTSOX to dive, wakeboard, kite surf or even over your knits when you snowboard to get out of those tight, tight boots- you rascal. 

Risks and challenges

Potential Issues:

-We don't raise enough cash to make our socks and you don't get to use them. If this happens we will try again- albeit broken hearted.

-Scaled garment manufacturing always has its quips. While we're aiming to ship within 45 days of our Kickstarter close, if there is an issue in sourcing or material or something happens with our facility or vendors we'll contact you right away and let you know the new ETA. The good news is we've already lined these up and we're just waiting for your help to throw the switch.

-While we've gone through four prototype iterations to date and tested our product thoroughly, we're looking at this as our true scaled beta. We want to hear your questions and comments throughout your Wetsox journey.

-Our team is made up of an experienced mix of surfers, garment makers, marketers and retailers. We've worked our absolute hardest to bring you a durable product that will surpass your needs.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    We'll tweet our thanks at you from the official WETSOX Twitter handle and think of you every time we're in the water.

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    We’ll send you a handwritten thank you letter & throw in some super sweet stickers.

    Don't forget to give us the address.

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    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    We'll send your Mom a handwritten Mother's Day card. We’ll also mail you a WETSOX koozie and other swag for being so nice. We expect a tweet back with a photo of you enjoying your koozie though.

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    Pledge US$ 21 or more About US$ 21

    We'll send you a pair of black WETSOX in the size of your choice and some super cool stickers too!

    Make sure to tell us your size!

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    Pledge US$ 27 or more About US$ 27

    We'll send you a pair of black HOTSOX in the size of your choice!

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    Pledge US$ 27 or more About US$ 27

    We'll send you a pair of MARINE CAMO WETSOX in the size of your choice! Don't worry- we'll get sizing / shipping info from you after the project is funded.

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    Pledge US$ 27 or more About US$ 27

    We'll send you a pair of URBAN (GREY) CAMO WETSOX in the size of your choice! Don't worry- we'll get sizing / shipping info from you after the project is funded.

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    Pledge US$ 45 or more About US$ 45

    We'll send you a pair of WETSOX AND a pair of HOTSOX in the sizes of your choice and a ton of cool stickers & a koozie. You could be ready all year round.

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    Pledge US$ 140 or more About US$ 140

    Introduce your friends! We'll send you 3 pairs of WETSOX and 3 pairs of HOTSOX in the sizes of your choice. 3 WETSOX koozies. A ton of stickers. Tweet our love AND send a swag bag.

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    Pledge US$ 1,500 or more About US$ 1,500

    We'll throw you and five of your friends a super cool taco party at a secret location in Brooklyn, NY and outfit all of you with WETSOX AND HOTSOX gear! (Sorry- you'll have to cover your travel)

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    You must really love socks! To honor that, we'll have our designers produce a limited, custom line of WETSOX or HOTSOX with an illustration design of your choice to be placed right on the sock! Want your face on a pair? A picture of your dog, Fluffy? We’ll make it happen. These limited-edition WETSOX will later be offered for sale through our direct channels. You'll be famous and we'll also send you 10 pairs to share with all your friends!

    (We're pretty flexible here- but we have to maintain final approval over your artistic masterpiece!)

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Funding period

- (40 days)