Henderson brands are distributed worldwide, and are focused on Style, Performance and Product innovation. Henderson wetsuits, dive skins, hoods, and more are made of high-quality materials focused on warmth and protection from the sun. See more
Henderson Aquatics was founded by business partners Everett Edmund and Patrick Madison. Both men had also been partners in the marine industry. “Henderson” the business and brand was soon formed and named after the Henderson boatyard located in Port Elizabeth, NJ where the original wetsuit factory was located. Everett Edmund patented the original zip on wetsuit which became standard issue by the US Navy and US Coast Guard. The company was the first to recognize women in diving by creating a full line of suits that offered color and style and soon appeared in the pages of magazines such as Elle and Cosmo. Legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia of “Grateful Dead” fame was an avid Scuba Diver and soon collaborated on a Garcia Signature line of Henderson wetsuits. The Garcia line included a new “Trilaminate” neutral buoyancy material developed by Henderson. During the 1990′s Henderson expanded into markets outside the Sport Diving market, producing it’s first line of surfing wetsuits called “Surf East." Henderson also produced the first wetsuit used for Triathlon competition in 1990.
Henderson Introduced Gold Core Technology, (ultra warm skin -in wetsuit) Hyperstretch (the first ultra stretch wetsuit) Microprene (.5mm wetsuits) Insta Dry (the first wetsuit that dried inside and out in minutes) Hyperflex Wetsuits a new surf brand emerged in early 2002 with a renewed focus on the surf wetsuit market.
Henderson wetsuits, gloves, and boots use high-quality materials like Microprene 2 and Thermoprene. Microprene 2 is an ultra thin, super stretch neoprene that will provide the comfort and freedom of movement found in a Hot Skin dive skin but with the warmth and durability that Skins and fleece can’t provide. Thermoprene delivers quality and performance a step above Henderson Premium Neoprene, offering 75% more stretch and featuring glued and sewn seams on all suits. All jumpsuits feature integrated spine pads and zipper seals as well as Freedom flex knee pads.
Aqualock is a revolutionary wetsuit system design is the first of its kind to offer interlocking wetsuit wrists, ankles and neck openings, which are designed specifically to mate with interlocking Aqua Lock hoods, boots and gloves to form a nearly impenetrable seal which minimizes cold water entry into the Aqua Lock ensemble. The Aqua Lock® wetsuits offer over 250% stretch for unsurpassed comfort and a superior fit.
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