The Seek Amp 5/4 Back Zip stands for an epic stretch without compromising warmth, making it the perfect wetsuit all year round. Freedom of movement in arms and shoulders is key, no matter if you paddle or hold on to your kite or sail. To improve flexibility in this crucial area, ION uses a new rhombus-shaped outside lining. It stretches easily, thanks to the unique structure. Additionally, recycled Eco_Stretch lining at the torso and legs maintains comfy stretch throughout the entire suit (black colorway only). The secret for optimal heat retention lies in ION’s super flexible Hot_Stuff 2.0 thermo lining combined with toasty warm Plasma_Plush 2.0. On top, I_foam neoprene traps more air due to its foamy structure, improving heat retention and flexibility. Seek Amp Backzip models feature additional protection pads at the shins.
-Max_Flex is our latest innovation in flexibility and stretch. The unique rhombus-shaped structure of this lining material allows it to be more flexible. Furthermore, the material doesn’t soak up water but redistributes it through small channels. This increases the evaporation of water and reduces drying time.
-Premium lining offering the best of heat retention and stretch. The high pile fabric traps air for snuggly warmth and insulation while the vertically aligned channel structure transports moisture away quickly – for a dry suit after your break in between sessions.
-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.
-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.
-Highly elastic neoprene tape reinforces the seams on the lower body and commonly stressed cuff area from the inside.
-Seam-free shoulder design for increased paddle reach and shoulder rotation.
-All stress points are reinforced and secured by melco tape from the inside to ensure a longer lifespan of the seams.
-Embossed sleeve and leg ends for a sleeker and more durable finish.
-Extra panel on the inside that seals off the back zipper and acts as a barrier preventing water from rushing into the wetsuit.
-Again, 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.
-Velcro patch to offer the option of attaching the Leg_loops. The loops can be wrapped tightly around the ankle to prevent water from rushing into the suit. To avoid losing the Leg_Loops when you’re in the water, they feature a unique, extra-strong velcro construction.
-A small webbing loop on the neck of wetsuits and tops to attach the safety line of watersport sunglasses.
-The extra padding on the shins provides improved protection from impact.
-I_Foam is an extreme lightweight and stretchy neoprene foam. For this season we upgraded I_foam with Oyster shell powder, replacing Limestone. This upgrade makes our 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.