At Vampire Surf Club, we're dedicated to excellence and sustainability in every piece of surfwear we create.

That's why we chose Yamamoto Japanese neoprene for our Trestles Springsuit, a decision driven by both superior performance and a commitment to environmental responsibility.

Yamamoto Corporation has been a pioneer in neoprene production since 1961, using limestone mined in Japan rather than traditional petroleum. This limestone neoprene is derived from the abundant natural limestone reserves of Japan, one of the purest forms of limestone available.

Why Yamamoto Neoprene?

The ecological footprint of creating neoprene from limestone is significantly lower than that from petroleum.Limestone neoprene not only reduces dependency on fossil fuels but the high purity (99.7% calcium carbonate) ensures fewer impurities and a superior cell structure, which translates into enhanced insulation, flexibility, and durability.

Performance Benefits of Yamamoto Neoprene:

  • Durability and Longevity: Yamamoto neoprene resists weathering and sun exposure, which prolongs the life of your springsuit.
  • Superior Insulation: The unique cell structure provides excellent thermal retention.
  • Enhanced Flexibility: The flexibility of Yamamoto neoprene reduces fatigue, allowing surfers to move more freely and perform better.
  • Fast Drying: the silky smooth fabric coating glides on to your skin with ease and drys really fast so you’re always ready for your next session
  • Eco-Friendly: By choosing a material that lessens environmental impact, performs well and stands the test of time we aim to reduce waste and protect the oceans we love to surf in.

Why Limestone Neoprene Over Natural Rubber?

Natural rubber, while elastic and strong, degrades quickly under environmental stress such as UV light and ozone. Yamamoto's limestone-based chloroprene rubber, however, excels in durability, weather resistance, and longevity—essential qualities for high-performance surfwear. Products that perform well and stand the test of time ultimately means less waste polluting the earth.

In addition, the production of natural rubber often requires large amounts of chemical additives to enhance its properties, which can lead to potential allergens and environmental hazards. Yamamoto’s limestone-based chloroprene rubber avoids the allergens and chemical additives prevalent in natural rubber, ensuring both user safety and environmental integrity.

Sustainable Innovations:

Yamamoto's commitment to sustainability extends beyond the choice of limestone. They have revolutionized their manufacturing process by replacing petroleum-derived oils with food-grade pure Canola oil. This switch not only minimizes the environmental footprint but also enhances the safety and purity of the neoprene.

Yamamoto’s dedication to sustainability doesn’t end with the raw materials. Yamamoto further reduces the environmental impact by powering their production with renewable energy sources, emphasizing their commitment to eco-friendly practices.

Choosing Yamamoto neoprene for our Trestles Springsuit was a clear decision. It represents a blend of unmatched performance with a strong commitment to environmental stewardship. By integrating this material into our products, we provide our customers with the best in surfwear technology while fulfilling our promise of sustainability.

Experience the innovative design and sustainable performance of our Trestles Springsuit. Join us at Vampire Surf Club in making responsible choices with products that are built to last!