Latest & Greatest: July 2003
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You Get Wet, It Stays Dry
By Elizabeth A. Ginns — July 2003
Growing up, I’d pretty much do anything anyone told me. If my older brother, Paul, told me to ride my bike off a ten-foot cliff to see if it would hurt, I’d do it. (In fact, I did, and it hurt!) Consequently, I spent many of my summer-vacation days wrapped in the uncomfortable blanket of a fiberglass cast. And since getting a cast wet is a doctor-prescribed no-no, that always meant no swimming for me.
Enter the XeroSox, a patented vacuum, watertight seal that the company says “fits snugly yet gently against your hand or foot and keeps casts or bandages completely dry in practically any water-based activity.” Swimming with a cast? What a treat that would have been!
I tried the XeroSox, and although I had it directly on my skin (as opposed to on a cast), I doubt I could wear it for an extended swim, as the watertight seal was too tight. It would do the trick, though, for a refreshing dip in the pool or quick shower.
The XeroSox comes in a range of models to accommodate legs and arms of all sizes, and the cost ranges from $29 to $39.
Xero Products Phone: (888) 937-6769. www.xerosox.com.
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This article originally appeared in the June 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.