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John Scott and his cousin Peter Oliverare the directors and founders of Hero Products. John’s love of the water comes from spending childhood summers on the beach — which often involved participation in a wide range of water sports. Now John has dedicated himself to making activities in the water safer with the HERO Inflatable Rash Guard. Peter spent 20 years working as a professional firefighter before John approached Peter about the HERO Inflatable Rash Guard. Peter’s thoughts immediately went to the time he and his family spends Dragon Boating and the safety of his fellow competitors.

HERO has been developing this ingenious product over the last 3 years and it is now bringing it to the world with the help of crowdfunding site Kickstarter.


The Kickstarter campaign is live now and will ship orders in October 2018. The HERO inflatable rash guard is available at $149, 30% off RRP on Kickstarter now.

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Address:  Level 1, 160 Stirling Hwy Nedlands WA 6009
Email:      media@herowaterwear.com
Phone Number:+61434054337



Designed for all water sports, this high-performance rashguard automatically inflates with the pull of its ripcord

HERO’s Mission

PERTH, AUSTRALIA: Every week people are drowning whilst participating in recreational water based hobbies.

There is a reluctance to wear bulky and uncomfortable life jackets as well as the stigma attached by wearing something that is not fashionable. We have produced a product that addresses all of these concerns so people not only look and feel comfortable but have buoyancy protection if required.

HERO is a self-inflating rash guard designed for all water sports. This high-performance rashguard automatically inflates with the pull of its ripcord, while its premium SPF 50, Denier Poly/Lycra material prevents chafing and harmful UV rays.


HERO inflatable rashguards have a built-in inflation chamber that expands on both sides of your chest and across the shoulders. The inflation chamber is located within a double lining so it’s very comfortable to wear. The shirt can be automatically activated via a small CO2 cartridge.

The Hero Inflatable Rashie is fitted with a manually activated inflation system as it isdesigned primarily for use in water, however if required an auto inflation system can befitted to any shirt. If the inflation is activated the shirt will inflate in less than a second.

The HERO inflatable rash guard is perfect for recreational or competitive use. Anyone who loves the water should have a HERO. It is perfect for competitive events like kite surfing, windsurfing, stand up paddle, dragon boat racing, etc. If you’re going to be in the water, do it safely with your HERO.

That’s why we made sure the HERO Inflatable Rash guard is incredibly comfortable and great looking. A blend of 80% polyester and 20% lycra with “Flat Lock” seams and double lining makes for a soft, light and wearable HERO that moves as you do.

We’ve got everyone covered with Hero Rash Guards.
Available from Child’s Size 4 to Adult XXL.