Wristbands rock, you and I know that. But unfortunately, if you're a person who spends any time in water, you need a wristband to match your lifestyle. Neoprene wristbands are made of the same material as wetsuits.

Over the course of the previous decade, competitive swimming has become one of our great nations most decorated pastimes. If you're a fledgling Phelps, you're probably sporting more team signified regalia than a syndicated columnist. Ordinary wristbands simply aren't suited for the same rough and tumble, wet and wild treatment as neoprene wristbands. That is to say, neoprene wristbands let the Olympic scouting committee know which team you're swimming for, without dissolving grotesquely like democracy in North Korea.

Consequently, neoprene wristbands aren't just for swimming aficionados; those in the bustling field of marine biology will also find their arms in water and their bands in jeopardy. Being that silicone wristbands have a tendency to disintegrate in water, the toxins from the wristband could be inadvertently poisoning any marine life in the direct vicinity. Neoprene wristbands make an excellent alternative to silicone wristbands for those of us with an aversion to debasing Shamu's tank.

Furthermore, even if your line of work doesn't find you putting your coveted silicone wristbands at risk, neoprene wristbands are composed of the same space age materials that can literally and figuratively help you go the distance. Neoprene wristbands aren't relegated simply to aquatic conditions; they're equally prized for their form and figure in everyday applications as well. Wet or dry, neoprene wristbands are a welcome addition to the wardrobe of any sartorial enthusiast in the know.