Applications of neoprene material

Neoprene is becoming increasingly popular material in the last decade with various applications across diverse industry sectors. Its insulation and protective properties as well as the specific look and feel of the products made of it signal the huge potential that neoprene has and its growing importance for many new and existing brands on the market.

We distinguish 5 main categories of neoprene products that we describe below.

  1. Water Sports

Wetsuits and neoprene accessories have allowed everyone from professional athletes to complete beginners to enjoy their favourite water sport in practically any season. Whether it is surfing, diving, kayaking or any other sport in the water, neoprene wetsuits allow the person to stay warm by blocking a thin layer of water between the material and the person’s body. All else happens naturally by using the generated heat generated by the body. Besides protection from the cold, neoprene wetsuits represent a strong shield against many hostile sea creatures (e.g. jellyfish) but also scratches from rocks. Lately the wetsuit gained importance as a way to stand out of the crowd and express your individual personality by having your own, personalized design, making your wetsuit one of a kind. Here is a list of the most common water sports products made of neoprene:           

  • Semi-dry full wetsuits for cold water
  • Full wetsuits for warm water
  • Neoprene jackets and T-shirts
  • Neoprene shorts
  • Neoprene socks, gloves and hoods
  • Neoprene sweatshirts
  • Neoprene hats
  • Neoprene shoes and boots
  • Neoprene bikini
  • Impact vests
  • Life jackets with water floating material


  1. Fitness Apparel

The inherent property of neoprene to keep you warm makes it the perfect fat burner when you hit the gym. Doing physical exercises while wearing neoprene apparel increases the burnt calories and makes your hard work pay off even more. Popular products from this category include:

  • Fitness vests and shorts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Long-leg trousers from neoprene
  • Neoprene bustier
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Electro-magnetic stimulation (EMS) costumes


  1. Fashion products

A number of world-famous designer have been thrilled by neoprene less than a decade ago and decided to incorporate it in their collections. Since then we have witnessed entire fashion brands which were created and developed around neoprene material and designers coming up with new and unique applications in their stylish garments or accessories. Most common among them:  

  • Neoprene skirts
  • Neoprene coats
  • Neoprene blouses
  • Neoprene dress
  • Neoprene bags
  • Neoprene sleeves


  1. Home and Office accessories

Neoprene made its way into the household and offices with the number of newly invented products increasing on a daily basis. It proved very useful and handy for a number of activities at home or at the workplace. To name some of the most important:

  • Neoprene covers
  • Laptop sleeves
  • Mouse pads
  • Cooking gloves
  • Neoprene bottle and can coolers


  1. Industrial

The high resistance to degradation and relative inertness made of neoprene the perfect choice for making various elements for the automotive, aerospace, medical and many other industries. Its waterproof property has proven of great value in applications where perfect isolation is a must. Common products include:

  • Gaskets
  • Hoses
  • Coatings
  • Isolation tubes

The above categories and products represent an indication of the vast and growing number of applications neoprene has nowadays. New products made of neoprene are delivered on the market almost every day and the tendency will probably remain.

In case you are interested in a specific application or characteristics of the neoprene, please contact us using our online form or write us an e-mail and we would be happy to provide a free consultation and answer all you questions. Our experienced team of professionals would be able to guide you through the most important characteristics that need to be considered when choosing the right type of neoprene material.