IS EVERY BAG UNIQUE?
Every original WetChute is truly unique: they were all crafted by hand from repurposed parachutes. Each chute has its own history and distinctive look, which determines the color of each WetChute. Parachutes come in many shapes and sizes which requires us to hand cut one chute at a time. Over time, we realized that the inconsistency of each parachute was creating a problem with quality control. We now use new parachute fabric which allows us to make sure each WetChute is created from the best possible fabric.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY WETCHUTE?
Cleaning your WetChute bag is simple. Hand wash with cool to lukewarm water with gentle detergent or natural soap. Use an old toothbrush for extra cleaning on problematic spots. Hang dry for about ten minutes.
WHY ARE YOU USING REUSED MATERIALS?
We started with a basic idea: let’s create a bag to replace the old plastic bag trick for putting on your wetsuit. We realized that the perfect material to slide your foot into a wetsuit was ripstop nylon. This material can also withstand abrasion, water, dirt, gravel, sand and water else you might be stepping on while putting that wetsuit on! And it dries in minutes! We then learned that ripstop nylon is not biodegradable, and will persist in the environment indefinitely. There had to be a better way. We started calling all the sky divers and base jumpers we knew asking for their old canopies. We took these old parachutes and decided to give them a new life and purpose. We currently use new parachute fabric and no longer used recycled fabric.
WHERE DO/DID YOU GET YOUR PARACHUTES?
We were constantly looking for new ways to get our hands on old parachutes. We understand that every canopy has an expiration date and therefore will end up in the landfill. We gathered used parachutes from sky divers, base jumpers, kite surfers, and whoever else used a parachute in their past.
HOW DO I PURCHASE A WETCHUTE?
We are happy to announce that we are officially selling online! Simply click the shop tab and choose between the Classic and Micro Grom size. Choose between a variety of fun bright colors and all orders will be shipped from Santa Barbara, CA. Thank you for your support .