VSSL | First Aid
Designed to endure the most rugged conditions, and holding just the right amount of key first aid components, you can count on your VSSL First Aid to be ready when you need it most. Equipped with a flashlight and compass this is the ultimate must have in adventure gear. The Ocean especially can be an unpredictable place - best to be prepared! Easily stored in any size of boat. It is indestructible, waterproof, lightweight, and has a lifetime warranty.
- Material | Military grade aluminum
- Size | 9"L x 2"W, less than 1lb
- Use | Conveniently pack for any adventure so you are always prepared.
- Made in Canada
Why We Chose Them | There is nothing we love more than encouraging people to interact with our natural world, so that they may appreciate its beauty + wish to preserve it. VSSL has created quality, functional gear that makes it easy to be prepared for your adventures, on land or sea. They hail from Abbotsford, BC, where they partner with Communitas - a not-for-profit serving young people with special needs - to provide guidance and employment. Founder Todd Weimer grew up in Northern Canada and is well versed in the challenges of the great outdoors, so we trust that his products are as reliable as they are sleek. We are excited to support a Canadian company that is doing good things in their communities and making it safer to enjoy spending time outside.
Our sewing facilities are located in Vancouver, B.C. We love having them so close to home. Producing locally means we stay connected to the lifecycle of our garments, and the people who make them.
We can visit the facilities any time we need to and have cultivated close relationships with the people responsible for making our clothes. We are a people-first brand and we feel good knowing that our products are produced ethically in facilities that value their employees. We value them too!
Navigating the textile world is tricky. It’s not currently set up for the most sustainable of supply chains. We are working all the time to find better ways to approach production and make the best choices we can. In the end, our hope is that every one of our pieces creates meaningful conversation around minimizing our environmental impact and keeping our Oceans cleaner. This is how we plan to be a part of lasting change leading us towards a more conscious future.
women's size chart
Can we talk about size charts for a minute?
All SALT clothing is designed in-house. Which means we reference our own bodies when creating garments. and that means these clothes are designed to fit all kinds of shapes and figures and our sizing is reflective of that. Grabbing a "standard size chart" from somewhere online was a big no for us!
We quickly found that creating a size chart is no easy task. No one's body lines up into one perfectly straight column of numbers. We're curvy, narrow, large and small in all kinds of places. Our size chart is the result of a collaborative effort and discussion between the women on our team, our customers, and friends; Real people with all sorts of body types and fit preferences.
Go with the size your measurements most align with. With that said, a size guide should be a tool, not a rule. When sizing yourself for our clothes, we recommenced paying special attention to the area you have the most difficulty finding that comfortable fit in (We've affectionately started calling it the "trigger-spot".) and choose the size that fits accurate to you in that area.
Keep in mind all of our women's tops are made to be more fitted in the shoulders and bust, and flow from the body at the waist and hips. We've found this to be the most flattering cut for the majority of people, and it's a style our customers can rely on.
tips for measuring yourself:
- Use a soft tape measure. If you don't have one, use a string and reference it against a measuring tape on a flat surface.
- have someone help you to ensure you are getting the most accurate measurement.
- do not tighten the measuring tape or allow it to slack too much as you measure. You want a smooth, and snug fit.
- reference the table below if you are unsure where a measurement should be taken from. From top to bottom these figures display: Shoulders, Bust/Chest, Waist, Hips, Inseam
Women's Measurement Guide
Men's Measurement Guide