LONG BEACH, CA. (April 2014) – SAKOS Apparel announced today it will exhibit its first advanced technical apparel line, Compression XGuard™, at the Pismo Beach Kitexpo from April 11th – 13th. SAKOS will present how cutting edge technology fabrics made from Recycled CoffeeBeans™ and BioCeramic™ equipped with Neoskin™ materials can prolong your kiteboarding session.
“As a Kiteboarder, I understand the elements can be brutal. The beaming sun, 20-knot wind, blowing sands, salt water, and not to mention the cold air, can take a toll on your body after a while” explains Founder Chris Lee. “There were some good rash guards out there, but none has the technology that can help lengthen my water time while protecting me from the elements.”
Cesar Sobalvarro, Kitesurfing Instructor at SoCal Kiteboarding, says “What I like about my XGuard is that it dries quickly, and gives me extra protection from the sun and from my harness rubbing up against my rib cage, preventing me from getting a crazy rash. And of course, it looks pretty sick!” Per Kiteboarder and SUP enthusiast Billy Swezey of Jupiter Kiteboarding in Florida, “I like it a lot. The SAKOS XGuard kept us protected from the elements and was super comfortable even when it got wet.”
Founded in 2004 as an accessory manufacturer, SAKOS has evolved into a brand, claiming itself as the first to offer technical apparels developed specifically for kiteboarders. Lee continues, “SAKOS is also conscientious with the environment, keeping ocean conservation at the forefront of all supply chain decisions. SAKOS’ mission is to maximize Kiters enjoyment during and after every session while reducing the impact to the environment. I strongly believe the Compression XGuard™ will be a great start to accomplish this mission.”