Ion Strike Semidry 5.5/4.5 DL Wetsuit 2016
The Ion Strike is the more affordable of the Ion range and an awesome all-rounder!
PROGRESSIVE CORE LINE
The progressive waterman with an ambition to improve their riding skills.
- FULL FLEX: Great overall range of movement, especially in the arms and legs.
- ROBUST: Durable Nylon to protect the suit from wear and tear.
- CRASH PADZ: Full protection for vulnerable areas.
The new single lined back panel gives freedom of movement where needed, while the Crash Padz at the shins and ribs give confidence to the progressive rider. Robust in design - thanks to the the durable Nylon at the legs and torso.
Additional Neoprene pads provide protection against pressure and impact, which can often cause injury to sensitive and vulnerable parts of the body (shins, ribs, crotch, hips and tail bone.) The number of pads vary according to the suit and each pad consists of a special high density K Type Neoprene Foam to dampen the force of impact.
WATER GATE PLUS
All ION GBS Semidry wetsuits (long arms and legs,) are equipped with the Water Gate Plus batwing panel, placed on the back behind the zip. Its purpose is to act as a barrier against water which likes to seep into the suit via the back zip. The final touch to this feature is the glued blind-stitched seams, which are covered by extra sealing Neoprene tape.
All stress points that come under a lot of force are reinforced with either Melco Tape on the inside seams, or rubber logo patches on the outside of the suit to prevent ripping.
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.
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.
All wetsuits that have the Water Gate Plus batwing panels have small holes in the lower back. This keeps the back area dry by allowing the water which has leaked in through the back zip to drain out. Drain Holes are also placed in the calf area to prevent water from getting stuck in a 'bubble' like fashion. In addition to this, ION front zip wetsuits also have Drain Holes in the chest and back panels.
A small loop of webbing is featured on the neck of ION wetsuits and tops. Attach the safety line of your ION sunglasses to the webbing and leave your worries at the beach.
No need to panic! All ION wetsuits are equipped with a clever key pocket, inside of which is an elasticated attachment. Depending on the model of the suit, this feature can be found on the calf, arm or other area. Please note. Only store water resistant keys in order to avoid any damage.