Zhik to provide graphene-enhanced water sports apparel to Australian Olympic Team sailors at the Paris Olympics

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has welcomed Sydney sailing apparel company Zhik as an official supplier for Australian Olympic Team sailors at the Paris Olympics. 

The eco-friendly water sports apparel by Zhik will be made from sustainable, plant-based Yulex rubber, with superior thermal insulation, comfort and durability, all while generating 80% fewer CO2 emissions than conventional neoprene wetsuits. The fabric is infused with graphene, that can help return up to 20% more body heat, keeping bodies warmer for longer, regulating temperatures during low-intensity activities and aiding the drying process.


Zhik CEO, sailing champion and multiple Olympic gold medalist Mat Belcher, said the Company was thrilled to be named an official supplier for the Australian Olympic team for the second Games in a row. “Zhik was first named an Olympic supplier for the Australian sailing team for the Tokyo Games in 2020. That year, Will Ryan and I won gold wearing Zhik gear,” he said. “Since then, it’s evolved even more, and the current range sets a new standard for elite eco-conscious water sports attire.”

Along with the high-performance wetsuits, Zhik will supply all technical on-water kit needed to succeed across eight sailing disciplines contested by Australians.

Posted: May 02,2024 by Roni Peleg