ION have been pumping out quality suits for a long time now, their extensive range takes into account the different body shapes we all have too. The Strike series of suits are a slightly bigger fit, while the Onyx series are a slimmer tighter fit. As ever with any suit, try it on first, but if you have more of…
ION's Onyx Select 5/4 is a semidry winter suit packed with a range of features and technology that set it apart from its competition. With the toasty warm Plasma Plush 2.0 internal lining below the chest, it's rated to keep you warm on the water at 6°C - 11°C while making sure you are comfortable with its super soft, flexible…
The ION Apex CURV is the top end waist harness in the CURV range; this line up utilises a new moulded composite structure that promises to be lighter while still being incredibly supportive. The back of the harness shows the distinctive 3D plus spine shaping, and the range features a slightly higher outline than some of the other models for…
ION have a new range of rigid harnesses that came onto the market at the end of last year. Dubbed CS, which stands for Composite Series, the range features a freeride model, the wave version we have here and also a Hadlow model. There are no prizes for guessing what the Hadlow version is for! The idea is each harness…
ION has been a very strong contender for harnesses, wetsuits, board bags, apparel and much more within the kitesurfing industry for a number of years now. Building well-made and comfortable harnesses in a variety of styles. This issue we got hold of the Apex Select harness in blue and yellow. ION have put a lot of effort and a great…
The choice of ION wetsuits is astounding, and that goes for the women’s range too! Each year more technology and features are built into the suits, and invariably a new design is introduced to the line-up. Last year the Isis Amp was the newcomer, and it’s proved to be popular. Having now tried it out personally, it’s easy to see…
ION products always seem to be the elite in terms of kite accessories. Adorned with features, technology and innovation, we were incredibly excited to get our hands on the new 2015 women’s Nova Diamond harness. The Nova Diamond is the top female specific harness from ION, and has been designed as a multi-discipline harness so should be a top choice…
For 2015 the ION range of kitesurfing suits have been split into two distinct styles, the front zip Onyx range and the back zip Strike line. Like the Strike range the Onyx series features three different levels, the Onyx Select, Onyx Amp and regular Onyx, and there are a multitude of options within the range. It is worth noting the…
As we have already mentioned, the ION kite range is split into two distinct lines this year, the Strike series, which is a back zip, and the Onyx series, which features a front zip. Within the Strike line all the suits feature a back zip and there are three price points in the range; the Strike Select is the top…
I was excited to see that for 2014 ION have added a women’s specific drysuit to their already impressive range. Not just a pink and purple version of the popular men’s Fuse drysuit, this has been designed especially for the girls. ION claim that this is the ‘warmest drysuit on the market’ and I think they’re pretty much on the…
ION have an extensive women’s wetsuit line up catering for pretty much every budget and with a whole host of options within each model range. The choice is seemingly endless as I lost count! The Jewel is one of their mid-range suits just down from the all-singing, all-dancing Jewel Select models. This isn’t the underdog though, as the Jewel suit…
ION have been making suits for some time now and as a brand they always turn out great products. The Quantum Select Semi-Dry is no exception, it’s a single lined suit aimed at the multi-activity water users suitable for kiting and windsurfing, plus anything else you might care to get up to. Being single lined the neoprene is bare on…
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