Exotech has announced that it is now taking orders for the world’s first folding fin.
The innovative design uses cutting-edge engineering, including “Bio-mimetics,” to create a fin that was inspired by nature.
The fin features two rigging arms that can be folded, with a Bio-mimetic membrane between them. The membrane mimics the soft tissue in fishtails or webbing between frogs’ legs and such.
The fins were initially designed for use by maritime special forces operators who needed to move around without dragging large bulky fins with them. The fins can be folded and stowed away easily, making them ideal for traveling divers as well as special forces soldiers.
Aiming to keep the fins environmentally friendly, they are constructed from recycled plastics and are made with reducing their environmental impact in mind.
You can find out more about the folding fins here, or check out the video below about the story of the folding fin.