The Bradner takes its name from American physicist, Hugh Bradner. During his time at the University of California, Bradner was credited with inventing the neoprene wetsuit. The buoyant, flexible material would revolutionize recreational diving by using an ambient layer of water, trapped between the diver's body and the interior wall of the neoprene, to keep the wearer warm.
Spinnaker does a good job of resurrecting obscure moments and personalities from the past to instil their pieces with character and flavour. The Croft Mid-Size references the 1967 accomplishment of a US Navy diving instructor by the name of Robert Croft--who became the first man to ever free dive beyond a depth of 200 feet. Ultimately, the vintage, skin-diver styling of the Croft, fit well with the man and the moment they are meant to celebrate.