Wednesday, April 10, 2013

BODY GLOVE CELEBRATES 60th Anniversary

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Happy Birthday greets are in order for a still family owned and operated business---BODY GLOVE ---aka "..The most recognizable watersport brand celebrates its co-founders’ 85th birthday and 60 years of innovation, growth and fun in the sun."


To quote the press release...and  co-founder Bob Meistrell...
"We had three goals when we were small boys (in Missouri!!!!): own a submarine; go deep-sea diving; and treasure-hunting. Somehow we managed all three," Meistrell said-with reference to his twin brother, Bill. “Sixty years later, there are 3 generations of Meistrells diving, surfing and continuing our legacy of innovation, value and service at Body Glove.”
To say the brand has grown considerably...is a very fair observation...including protective gear that we saw at the most recent Outdoor Retailer trade show...



super lightweight, slim fit...yet protective...sure is better than the NHL worthy hockey padding we wore when we learned to snowboard on the East Coast.





PLUS: The company's to charitable support of organizations with a mission to protect the reason we all wear Body Glove to begin with- the beauty of the ocean....
For more information on Body Glove go to www.bodyglove.com and for daily updates visitwww.facebook.com/bodyglove
About Body Glove:
Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide watersports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Jamie O'Brien, Cheyne Magnusson, Anthony Walsh, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Bob Soven and Jeff McKee. Body Glove and Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society have formed a legendary alliance to help preserve and protect the ocean while providing ocean and diving geared equipment to water enthusiasts around the globe. Some of the proceeds from the sale of those products go directly to Ocean Futures Society. Through Reef Check, SIMA's environmental fund, Heal the Bay, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove also works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.