Today we’re looking at more Scottish inspired latex, this time from Catalyst Latex. In this photo, you’ll notice the nice pleated kilt (yes, it’s not a true kilt) and the sporran. A sporran is a purse-like accessory that functions as a pocket when wearing pocketless kilts. This is a great idea, and considering how rare functional pockets are in latex clothing, I may need to pick one up myself. The kilt, one of the nicer ones I’ve seen, has pleats with contrasting colours. The kilt itself seems to be made from a more heavy duty rubber, which helps keep the pleats from sticking to each other.
Catalyst Latex also specializes in chlorinated latex. While regular latex sticks to your body and squeeks a lot, chlorinated latex slides smoothly over skin, making it a lot easier to put on then regular latex. It’s up to individual taste whether you like chlorinated or unchlorinated. I’ve never tried chlorinated latex, so I can’t say but I definitely enjoy the friction you feel when latex sticks to your skin. Chlorination is actually an easy thing to do. All you need is mix together some bleach and some hydrochloric acid to form chlorine gas, which bonds to the latex and makes it smooth and nice. These chemicals can be dangerous, so I’d make sure to check the instructions on Catalyst Latex’s website. Alternately, you can leave the chemistry to others and send your garments to catalyst for chlorination. As for the kilt that I meant to talk more about, the latex is probably chlorinated, which helps prevent the pleats to stick to each other and to your skin.