For sale my ION 2011 Neoprene Drysuit. Its a Medium in size but they come up really big so I'd say it was a Large. I'm 5'11" 42" chest 13.5stone and it fits me perfectly with a undersuit. I've used this suit to kitesurf for one season in freezing conditions and its excellent - the warmest drysuit I've used. With the hood up there's no wind chill at all and its toasty. The neck, wrist and ankle seals are untouched and in as new condition. The suit has been washed, hung and dried after each use - its in excellent condition.
High end premium Drysuit with ground breaking technology is a synergy between conventional snug fit wetsuits and baggy style nylon fabric dry suits.
It combines the advantages without inheriting the weaknesses of both concepts.
a second jersey lining is often applied to provide abrasion resistance and add some color and design options to the black neoprene skin.
Application: this seam technology is most commonly used for thicker wetsuits from approx. 5 – 2 mm thick neoprene which requires completely waterproof seams.
Gluing: the edges of of the neoprenen panels are covered with a highly adhesive , UV resistant contact glue, which needs to dry for a few minutes. Then the glue is applied for a second time to make itmore sticky.
Assembling: noe the corresponding parts of the neoprene edges are put together by hand and then firmly squeeed with an electric tool cm by cm to achieve high tearing strength.
Sewing: after glueing the seams are stiched on the inside with a special blind-stitch sewing machine. A curved needle pokes through the neoprene layer and applied an elastic seam on the outside.
Pros: by unsing this technique, the seam id highly tear proof, elastic and complete watertight and provides insulation and comfort.
Cons: this manufacturing process id highly comlex and time consuming and therefore very expensive.
k type neoprene
this shock absorbing neoprene type is used for the ION crash_padz to reach a maximum of protection in stress areas.
n type neoprene
this new neoprene type is even softer and provides more stretch than the s_type neoprene. It’s the most elastic neoprene on the market and is used for double lined panels in the collar, arm, shoulder and armpit area in quantum, strike and jewel series.
s type neoprene
ION wetsuits are all completely made of Sheico’s s_type neoprene which is one of the most elastic neoprene types on the market. It’s also very warm and lightweight due to its specific cell structure.
crucial stress points are reinforced either with MelcoTape on the inside or rubber logo patches on the outside.
Completely waterproof due to premium TIZIP® master seal dryzipper.
Highly elastic SEAMTITE® Latex cuffs to prevent water leaking into the drysuit.
Water which enters through the back zipper can leak out easily and keep the back area dry.
ION have retreated from the oil based neoprene production process. Instead, ION use a process which relies on Limestone as a raw material. Limestone largely consists of calcium carbide, which is the main ingredient for all types of neoprene. Calcium carbide is then mixed together with other components to create specific neoprene densities and structures to serve the needs of the designers.
D-fence nylon double lined jersey for good flex and strong abrasion resistance.
4,0 mm neoprene completly double lined d-fence nylon. Supra Tex reinforcement on knee/buttock area