ION Neo Mens Wetsuit Top
The ION Neo Mens Wetsuit Top is a great step above a rashie. ION’s .5mm neoprene is noticeably better quality, you can feel it’s supple but with substance. This is important as if the neoprene is too thin and flexi it balloons out and becomes unmanageable every time you go under a wave or get dumped. The Neo features Hot_Stuff, a plush wool-like inner surface next to your skin helps retain body heat. This is great for those early morning surfs when there’s a chill or for late arvo when the wind is blustering. The Glide_Skin collar of soft smooth-finished rubber further enhances comfort. There’s nothing worse than surfing a lot and ending up with raw skin around your neck. It can prevent you surfing so this smooth collar is a great feature. The long sleeve provides maximum freedom of movement while still giving you 100% UV protection from the sun, and protection from the wind, your board and other elements. It’s also good for protection against bluebottles and other marine stingers.
Additional features include flat-lock stitching for maximum comfort. This means the stitching is flat against the neoprene so it minimises rash or rub against your skin. There’s ION’s Slip_Loop, allowing you to attach the top to your boardshorts so there’s no riding-up. In winter the Neo .5mm is ideal for under your wetsuit wear giving extra warmth. Fitting a perfect niche, the ION Neo Mens Wetsuit Vest is a great step above a rashie. You still get all the freedom, along with comfy feel, body heat retention, and added all round protection. To find out more on how ION Wetsuits can power your surfing check here: ION Wetsuits Core Performance