Billabong, global maker of surf & snow technical clothing and gear, recently announced its plans to be the first surf brand to go to market with a suit that utilizes graphene. The surfing apparel will be called Furnace Graphene, and is scheduled to appear in Billabong's 2019 fullsuit line.

Billabong to graphene-enhanced neoprene for new surfing apparel imageGraphene-enhanced neoprene to be used in new surfing apparel

The Billabong Furnace Absolute is planned to sport graphene lining on the front and back panels, and be more flexible and easy to use. In addition, it will enjoy flex and thermal retention capabilities. The Company referred to this tech as "an innovative new design where graphene wrapped yarns trap and retain heat more efficiently".

This is not the first sports gear to feature graphene - examples of products already on the market are HEAD's graphene-enhanced skis, Callaway's golf balls, Vittoria's bicycle tires and more.

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