Ion Onyx 2015 - front zip - double lined
For all classic front zip addicts who are looking for an outstanding companion on the water.
The ONYX offers great performance thanks to reduced seams for better freedom of movement. The Shin Protection helps pushing your first airs!
Incredible freedom of movement: for arms and legs
Super robust thanks to Nylon and L-Tex_Protection
NEW! Crash_Padz protection of shins
Additional Neoprene pads protect sensitive body areas like shins, ribs, crotch, hips, tailbone, etc. against pressure and impact injuries. The number of pads varies according to the suit. Each pad consists of a special high density K_Type Neoprene foam to damp the impact force.
Watergate Plus and gatekeeper
All ION semidry wetsuits (long arms and long legs) are equipped with the Water_Gate_Plus batwing panel on the back behind the zipper. It works like a water barrier to keep out the water which soaks through the back zipper. To improve this feature even more, all ION Water_Gate_Plus batwings (except Capture) have an additional cuff extension (like a collar) worn over the head. And additionally the glued blind stitched seam are covered by an extra Neoprene tape sealing.
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.
the new Ninja_Knees feature uses the same high elastic material used in the arm panels. The result is an amazing freedom of movement while bending your knees. NEW!
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).
All stress points are reinforced either with Melco_Tape on the inside seams or rubber logo patches on the outside to prevent ripping.
All ION wetsuits with long legs are provided with detachable Velcro_Leg_ Loops (except models with an integrated Velcro Closure on the legs for easy entry such as Quantum suits). This Loop can be wrapped tight around the ankle to increase waterproofness. To prevent losing the Velcro_Leg_ Loop on the water it has a special construction. Of course the Velcro Loop can also be removed easily by hand if not needed.
In order to improve mobility and comfort, all ION wetsuits come with Contour_Cut. It enhances the flexibility in collar, wrist, elbow, instep and the hollow of the knee.
A small webbing loop on the neck of ION wetsuits and tops to attach the safety line of sunglasses.
Highly abrasion resistant rubber protection printings on the knee panels. Nervertheless the according ION Flex_Control zones allow outstanding freedom of movement.