Raph Bruhwiler Reviews The VANS x VSSL Surf Collection

Raph Bruhwiler Reviews The VANS x VSSL Surf Collection



As soon as we got a prototype of the VANS x VSSL Surf Edition Era’s and matching VSSL First Aid Kit, we sent them straight to Raph Bruhwiler to field test. Why Raph? because he's a surfing legend, and as a VSSL Voyager he's the perfect intersection between VSSL's rugged capabilities and Vans' enduring surf legacy. 

He is Canada’s first pro surfer (mic drop) and arguably the best to ever come out of the Great White North. He cut his teeth surfing the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island where a wetsuit and resiliency are both mandatory year-round.

Not only that, but he’s also been wearing Vans since he was kid kickflipping the parking lots of Tofino. He was pumped to get the news that VSSL was partnering with Vans. "I'm always stoked to see two brands that I love, and that I can use every day, coming together".


The VANS x VSSL Surf collection features the Era LX, expertly crafted with Italian leather uppers and iconic vulcanized soles. The shoe is paired with custom matching VSSL Surf First Aid kits. The ultra-durable Surf VSSL kits are outfitted with curated first aid components that are perfectly organized in a custom fabric content roll for quick and easy access. It’s the ultimate package for the adventurous soul; outdoor gear rooted in function with lofty design principles.⁠ 


The entire VANS x VSSL Collection Drops on 11.1.19. We only have 100 bundles available, the rest will be sold in Vans Vault stores. You can join the waitlist here to make sure you lock in your VANS x VSSL gear.



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