The Bio Skin material was created in 1993 by Dean Cropper to improve the experience of people wearing knee braces. At the time, most braces were made out of neoprene, a material that is well-suited for wetsuits (pardon the pun), but the characteristics that make it so great for keeping people comfortable in cold water (it’s waterproof and holds in all your body heat) make it a terrible choice for land activities. Dean worked with high-tech textile manufacturers to create Bio Skin so people could leave neoprene in the water.
Bio Skin is breathable, which means that perspiration can evaporate through it and keep you cool. Bio Skin is also much lighter and thinner than neoprene which makes it more comfortable because it conforms better to the body. Perhaps most importantly, Bio Skin provides the best compression. No other material provides the same combination of comfort and compression.