Latest & Greatest: July 2003

Latest & Greatest

You Get Wet, It Stays Dry

By Elizabeth A. Ginns — July 2003


 More of this Feature

• XeroSox
• INova X5
• SeaBreathe

 Related Resources
• Latest & Greatest Index

 Elsewhere on the Web
• Xero Products

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.

Is there something you would like to know more about or see PMY put to the test? Write: Latest & Greatest, Power & Motoryacht, 260 Madison Ave., 8th Fl., New York, NY 10016. Fax: (917) 256-2282. e-mail: No phone calls, please.

Next page > INova X5 > Page 1, 2, 3

This article originally appeared in the June 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

Vetus Maxwell Tip of the Week

Hot Today

Featured Brands

Cutwater MCY logo
HMY Yacht Sales logo Ocean Alexander logo
Imtra logo Volvo Penta logo

Select Brokerage

Brokerage Listings Powered by