Wetsuit Guide: ION Strike

As Autumn draws in, it could be time to look for that new wetsuit to keep you warm as the waters cool. Boards will, over the coming weeks and months, present you with the top wetsuits and other products to see you through all weathers. 

Strike Semidry 5,5 Yellow Blue
Strike Semidry 5,5 Yellow Blue
Strike Semidry 5,5 Yellow Blue
Strike Semidry 5,5 Yellow Blue

The Strike can be called the “classic” within ION’s range, being the brand’s most favoured as well as sold wetsuit. The latest version of the Strike again defines the core values ION stands for: Supreme tech and quality combined with a progressive look and style.

This means a continuous process of research, development and improvement. As a result, not only the design of the Strike has been renewed for 2013, but also its tech features: The new Cyber_Soft jersey is as stretchy as last year’s ones, but even softer. The integrated V_Type Neoprene is 25% lighter than its predecessor and at the same time the warmest available neoprene on the market right now. A small but very functional, additional gimmick for 2013 can be found on the bottom part of the leg: The Key_Loop – an all-new type of key pocket on the calf for an easy access and super safe storage. No worries about the car key anymore while ripping out there. Still the same, but still hard-rocking useful: The Crash_Padz reinforced panels on shin and ribs to protect the rider and his gear.

Strike Semi Dry 5,4 Black Black
Strike Semi Dry 5,4 Black
Strike Semi Dry 5,4 Black Black
Strike Semi Dry 5,4 Black
Strike Semidry 5,5 Steelblue
Strike Semidry 5,5 Steelblue
Strike Semidry 5,5 Steelblue
Strike Semidry 5,5 Steelblue

The Strike is available as skin style for a better heat retention as well as double lined style for best flex and abrasion resistance. The double lined version is wrapped up in two distinct colorways – a very bright one (yellow/blue) and a bit darker one (steelblue/lightgrey). Both colorways feature progressive all -over-prints for riders, who enjoy an radical look and style. Same applies for the skin suit concerning the riding style, but packed in a bit more decent look (black with green details).

Different versions allow to find the perfect Strike model for different preferences and temperatures – beginning at 2,5 shorties and ending with 5,5 full suits.

The price range for the Strike DL varies between £ 99,95 and £ 239,95 and for the Strike Skin: £ 179,95 up to £ 239,95.

By the way: Limestone neoprene is an ION standard ever since the beginning – we have never counted on anything else and will still trust in the most environmentally friendly way of producing neoprene in the future.

Further information can be found on: www.ion-products.com

Check out our ION recommended retailers below:

Robin Hood Watersports

Quayside Windsurfers

Puravida Boardriders

  1. Wayne

    When will manufacturers stop thinking we are all the size of Bjorn! (6.5ft) ION don’t seem to make wetsuits for the average peeps, I am 5.9″ tall, 42″ chest, 32″ waist, which would normally equate to a (Large Short) Looks like another O’Neill wetsuit.

  2. Oscar

    Who need´s a key pocket? Maybe a watertight one inside the suit as car keys mostly is full of electronics now a days….

    1. jerome

      I really Need it.ion is for young surfers,and they haven’t such modern cars. Thanks Ion!!!!

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