Warm: Hot_Stuff lining, Seal_Tight and Water_Gate_3D construction.
Maki_Tape 2.0: Improved neo tape seal for superb flex, water resistance and seam reinforcement
Protection: Crash_Padz at shins and ribs
The Amp level represents exceptional performance especially in terms of stretch. The Ninja_Knee construction is primarily supported by the new and thinner Maki_Tape2.0 The Ninja_Spine between the stiffer back panel and the buttock gives freedom for upper body moment whilst protected by the harness.
. Double Thread GBS
. More stretch in upper body = less taping
. Enlarged Knee Panel oder: Knee_Panel oder: Enlarged knee panel
All ION Wetsuits use the new Aqua-α ™ technology. Aqua-α ™ is a solvent-free and completely water-based glue. We also use dope dye, which is great for the workers at the factory as there is nearly no bad smell from the glue. The difference is huge. A good step for the people behind all the great wetsuits!
FEATURES & MATERIALS
MAKI_TAPE 2.0: Improved version of highly elastic neoprene tape securing every inch of lower body seams and highly stressed cuff area
WATER_GATE_3D: The Water_Gate construction has been updated! With an additional seam to allow a more body-specific fit around the neck, it provides superb water resistant sealing. The Water_Gate 3D is used in all Select Level and AMP Level models.
SEAM_REINFORCEMENTS: All stress points are reinforced and secured from the inside with Melco tape for increased lifespan. If you accidentally left the suit in the trunk of your car on a hot day, they can start to peel off. Don't panic! Gently use an iron over the affected area as the glue is activated by heat.
CONTOUR_CUT: To improve flexibility and comfort, all ION wetsuits come with the ION Contour_Cut. It greatly enhances flex in the collar, wrists, elbows, insteps and the back of the knees.
SEAL_TIGHT: at the legs keeps you dry single seam calf - easy entry - more flex at calf - less fragile seams and better sealing
DRAIN_HOLES: Whenever two flaps overlap there is a chance that water can accumulate. In order to combat this we assure that quick water release is provided when needed, so Drain_Holes are secured in place from the inside and won't expand.
LEG_LOOP: All back zip and long leg ION wetsuits come with detachable velcro Leg_Loops and plush panels above the ankle. The loops can be wrapped tightly around the ankle to prevent water from rushing into the suit. To avoid loosing the Leg_Loops whilst on the water, they come with a unique construction of extra strong velcro. If you choose not to use the velcro loops, they can be easily removed by hand. Front zip models don't have the plush panel, but do come with Leg_Loops attached to the suit.
SUNGLASS_LOOP: A small webbing loop on the neck of ION wetsuits and tops to attach the safety line of ION sunglasses.
INTERNAL KEY_POCKET: It's been an ongoing discussion if this feature is needed at all, but we've decided to keep it and it's placed on the inside of the suit. Please note, only store water resistant keys in order to avoid any damage.
NINJA_KNEE: What's the one thing prospective wetsuit customers do at the shop? Yep, you guessed it! They pull on the wetsuit's arms. Here at ION we think the legs deserve the same attention, so the new Ninja_Knees feature uses the same highly elastic materials as used in the arm panels. The result is astonishing with awesome freedom of movement, especially when bending the knees.
NINJA_SPINE: Same concept as for the Ninja_Knees. A small strip is inserted between the back and the buttock panel giving your upper body freedom to rotate and more stretch for paddling.
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