Ion Capture 2015 Hybrid 4.5mm - Semi Dry Junior Winter Wetsuit
Performance oriented Hybrid panel layout concept wrapped in the ION typical outstanding design for high-flying juniors.
Features a unique combination of finest skin and double lined neoprene to get the best of both worlds:
Windchill Protection & Superb Stretch
Available in two neprene thicknesses, 5.5mm or 4.5mm
Highly abrasion resistant rubber protection printings on the knee panels. Nevertheless the according ION Flex_Control zones allow outstanding freedom of movement.
All stress points are reinforced either with Melco_Tape on the inside seams or rubber logo patches on the outside to prevent ripping.
Problem: when you put on a wetsuit with the Water_Gate_Plus batwing construction the back panel tends to roll up inside and makes it hard to grab it without help.
Solution: A Velcro patch on the upper part of the batwing makes it possible to fix the batwing on the
neck closure before putting on the suit. The Gate_Keeper velcro patches on the batwing and on the neck closure are indicated in red color.
In order to improve felxibility and comfort, all ION wetsuits come with the ION Contour_Cut. It enhances the flex in collar, wrist, elbows, insteps and the hollows of the knees.
All long-leg ION wetsuits are provided with detachable Velcro Leg_Loops (except Quantum (has an integrated Velcro_Fix on the legs for easy entry)). This loop can be wrapped tight around the ankle to increase to prevent water from rushing in. To not lose the Leg_Loop on the water it has a unique construction of especially strong Velcro. Of course the Velcro Loop can also be removed easily by hand if not needed.
All wetsuits with Water_Gate_Plus batwing panels have little holes on the lower back part to allow water which enters through the back zipper leaking out easily and keep the back area dry. There are Drain_Holes also placed in the calves which prevent the water from getting stuck in the legs like a bubble. ION front zip wetsuits additionally have Drain_Holes in the chest panel and the back panel.
All ION wetsuits are now equipped with a clever key pocket with an included elastic safety loop on calf, arm or other places depending on the model (please only store water resistant keys in this pocket to avoid damage).
GBS SEAMS (ONLY SEMIDRY)
This seam technology is most commonly used for thicker wetsuits from approx. 3–6 mm thick Neoprene which require best water resistance. Glueing
The edges of the Neoprene panels are covered with a highly adhesive, UV resistant contact glue which needs to dry for a few minutes. Then the glue is applied a second time to make it more sticky.
Now the corresponding edges of the Neoprene panels are put together by hand and then firmly squeezed with an electric pressing tool cm by cm to achieve the high tearing strength.
After glueing, the seams are stitched on one side with a special blind-stitch sewing machine. A curved needle pokes through the neoprene layer (without actually poking through the Neoprene to the other side) and applies an elastic seam. If you can see the stitching only on one side of the seam then the suit is featured with GBS_Seamsing
By using this technique, the blind seam is highly tear proof, elastic and very much waterresistant to provide insulation and comfort.