Brand Spotlight: Protest Sportswear

Brand Spotlight: Protest Sportswear
April 26, 2018 thrivo

Get ready to hit the waves in style this summer with Protest! This month, we’ve teamed up with design-led sportswear innovators Protest to offer Thrivo members an exclusive 10% off their men and women’s SUP and surf collection. We’re super stoked to offer this exclusive deal to our members, with summer just around the corner now’s the perfect time to upgrade your watersports wardrobe.

Founded in Holland in 1993, Protest pride themselves on being at the forefront of fashion-inspired boardwear using premium quality materials and by adopting the latest in innovative fabric technology. From bikinis to boardshorts, to surfsuits, leggings and everything in between, if you love to hit the water – they’ve got you covered. Not only do they create boardwear that’s both fashionable and functional, but they also create some of the best looking SUP and surfboards around.

The Protest Story

Founded by a small group of snowboarders in Holland
That’s right: Holland. One of the flattest places in the universe. Home to exactly five hills and fourteen waves. That’s right: We counted the number of hills and waves and we said, “To hell with logic, to hell with obstacles – Let’s do what we love.” Since day one, we’ve been doing our part to make the world a better place for boarders – Both on the slopes and in the water. We do this by designing fashionable and functional boardwear at an affordable price. By reminding the world that boarding is fun. And by helping people overcome whatever stands between them and their boards. A fresh perspective for all boarders. The beginners who aren’t quite sure if they’ve got what it takes. The masters who may have forgotten the pure joy of the ride. The cynics who have had millions of ads pushed down their throats. The workaholics with too many responsibilities and too little time. We remind riders of the reason they set foot on a board in the first place – to have fun! And we inspire non-boarders with our belief that everyone can have a great time on the slopes or on the waves. Our clothes are built to support core riders. But they are also aimed at people who simply want to have fun on a board and look good doing it. Our goal is to make our clothes accessible to as many boarders as possible.

We create fashionable and functional boardwear for boarders on all levels
For the core boarder and newcomer alike, our fully functional boardwear reflects the latest trends in styles and colours. We believe in keeping a strong focus on details: materials, zippers, applications, embroideries, stitching, fabrics, textures, finishes, and washes. This is what gives our range a rich and exclusive look. Our two main collections are Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Each collection features a Men’s and Women’s line, as well as a Boys and Girls line.

Design is the fuel that keeps protest moving
The Summer collection features a full range of highly stylish swimwear along with a series of more technical boardshorts. In Spring and Fall, we deliver full lines of streetwear. In Winter, our heritage as a snowboard brand is on full display when we deliver our fully functional boardwear. Our design team includes sixteen designers with international backgrounds in sports and fashion. In addition, we have a global network that include international fashion gurus and innovative partners from the fashion and textile industry who enable us to work with state-of-the-art technology and the latest fashion trends. Each season, we use input from Tokyo to New York to create the latest fashion-forward designs. Our designs include the use of new construction techniques and fabric technology developments Including highly waterproof and breathable fabrics. These innovations not only provide full functionality and protection, but also incorporate and add to the latest trends and styles around the world.

Thrivo’s Top Protest Picks

The Chet

The striking Chet boardshorts by Protest comes in a botanical print with a stripe overlay and a solid inner waistband. Lightweight and fashionable, the Protest Chet Boardshorts are built for surfing with an extra strong water repellent finish. Feel comfortable and free in the Chet boardshorts by Protest.

Available from Protest from £59.99

The Skeeby

The Skeeby surf leggings are your essential for this summer. Featuring a fabulous tropical all over print at the legs, the Skeeby keeps you looking sharp while you are looking for the perfect wave.

Available from Protest from £59.99

The Skyler

The Skyler inflatable supboard by Protest is the perfect standup paddle board to get you on the water. This all around board is inflatable making it easy to transport and to store.

Available from Protest for £749.99

The Kicker

The Kicker by Protest is your essential rashguard for your summer on the water. The body is a solid black with a printed logo at the chest and printed blue sleeves and side panelling. This rashguard keeps you protected from the rays while you are out there having fun.

Available from Protest from £29.99

The Matakana

The Matakana bikini by Protest features a mix of gorgeous summer prints and features contrast coloured parts and a small gathering at the centre front. The adjustable straps with cross-over construction, coated slider and ring, with plastic buckle closure, provide comfort and support. Make a splash in style and in the water with the Matakana bikini by Protest.

Available from Protest from £39.99

For a limited time only save 10% OFF Protest’s men and women’s SUP & Surf range and hit the water in style this summer!

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