I Foam is an extremely lightweight and stretchy neoprene foam. For this season, Ion upgraded I Foam with Oyster shell powder, replacing Limestone. This upgrade makes Ion's I Foam more sustainable while maintaining its superior characteristics. Thanks to the foamed structure with more air trapped inside and a lower density I Foam contributes to heat insulation and better flexibility.
Quick drying Plasma_Plush 2.0 combined with Hot_Stuff 2.0 for the best combination of warmth and stretch.
Plasma Plush 2.0
Premium lining offering the best of heat retention and stretch. The high pile fabric traps air for snuggle warmth and insulation while the vertically aligned channel structure transports moisture away quickly for a dry suit after your break in between sessions.
Hot Stuff 2.0
Hot Stuff 2.0 lining comes with a plushier feel due to larger loops that trap more air for heat insulation. It is the stretchiest thermo lining in Ion's entire range.
Smooth inside lining for a comfortable feeling on bare skin. Despite its snuggly appearance it proves to be really hard core when it comes to the interior's superb flexible characteristics.
Max Flex is Ion's latest innovation in flexibility and stretch. The unique rhombus-shaped structure of this lining material allows it to be more flexible. The material itself does not soak up water, but it does redistribute it on the surface through small channels. This increases the evaporation of water and reduces drying time.
Ion uses recycled nylon fabric for its exterior linings. The material is sourced from nylon waste, but the best thing is that its stretch properties are just as good as conventional linings.
Improved version of highly elastic neoprene tape securing every inch of lower body seams and highly stressed knee area.
Maki Tape 2.0
Highly elastic neoprene tape reinforces the seams on the lower body and commonly stressed cuff area from the inside.
All stress points are reinforced and secured by melco tape from the inside to ensure a longer lifespan of the seams.
Seam-free shoulder design for increased paddle reach and shoulder rotation. Sweep_Cut and a continuous panel on front and back are the reason why this suit feels like a second skin.
So let's get down to the nitty-gritty: A soft cord lock for front zip wetsuits that can be adjusted with just one hand. It's a subtle addition that won't bother you while riding.
Replaceable Draw Cord
The cord is used to tighten the suit at the shoulder. The high load on this small detail can lead to unavoidable damage. Now it can be easily replaced. Thus is Ion's answer to planned obsolescence that occurs in other industries.
This feature prevents water from rushing into the wetsuit by sealing off the cuffs and collar thanks to small rubber strips on the inside.
Quick water release when needed in order to combat water accumulation inside the wetsuit. The Drain Holes are secured in place from the inside and won't expand.
The Water Barrier at the front zip opening area improves the connection between the flap and rest of the wetsuit. This silicone application prevents water from flushing into the suit, hence contributing to the overall warmth properties.
Enjoy the session and stop worrying about your keys - easily store them in the Key Pocket.
Please note: only store water resistant keys in order to avoid any damage.
A small webbing loop on the neck of wetsuits and tops to attach the safety line of kiteboarding sunglasses.