Patagonia Nanogrip

Posted by Whole Earth | 01.23.2018


Good news for women who love watersports and bikinis! Patagonia has developed a Nanogrip microfiber material that keeps bikinis in place, even in rough waters. The material clings to the skin when wet, so there’s no more slippage or underwater adjustments.


Nanogrip bikinis are made with a blend of soft and durable 83% nylon and 17% spandex body fabric. The pieces are lined with polyurethane nano fibers that suction to the skin when wet providing great slip resistance. These suits are also manufactured in accordance with Fair Trade Certified™ sewing standards.  


The Nanogrip bikini was developed by Laura Kinman, Patagonia’s Product Line Director of Women’s Sportswear and Surfing, and a former Whole Earthling! She told Outside Online, “I don’t see a lot of people trying to create women’s products that are specifically built for sport and that’s discouraging. In surfing, all the swimwear innovation is happening on the men’s side of the business.” But for women? “The focus is always on what’s a cute print.” But that’s not the case at Patagonia. Laura reminds us that Patagonia clothing is built for specific sports - climbing, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, trail running and more.


So ladies, here is a performance bikini created for you by Laura Kinman and Patagonia that embraces both innovation and style. Whole Earth is carrying the Nanogrip bikini in black. Just as the little black dress is a foundation piece for your wardrobe, the black Nanogrip bikini is equally basic – your go-to bikini when you want to look great and have fun in the water! Currently available in select Whole Earth Provision stores (San Antonio, Shepherd, & Westgate) and now available online!