ION Products Amaze Core Front Zip 5/4mm 2022 Kitesurfing Review

ION Products Amaze Core Front Zip 5/4mm 2022

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At A Glance

Having a proper wetsuit is crucial in the UK during the harsh winters. When it’s cold enough to consider if you really want to get out for a session, the right wetsuit can make the decision an easy one. It’s a good thing I had the latest Ion Amaze Core 5/4 Front Zip in my closet, or the late winter sessions wouldn’t have been very much fun!

You can always count on Ion to have a high quality product that uses the latest technology, and doesn’t cut any corners when it comes to style. Taking a look at Ion’s Wetsuit Guide on their website, the Amaze Core sits in the middle of the women’s wetsuit range, between the more premium Amp and the entry-level Element. This wetsuit combines the best of both worlds with plenty of features at a price that (hopefully) won’t empty your bank account.

The Amaze Core 5/4 Front Zip ticked all the boxes for me. It is stretchy, always a bonus in a 5/4 wetsuit, and with minimalistic colours, which is just what I was looking for. The black colour way features a subtle tropical print on the shoulders and sleeves, and a pale coral highlight colour in a few areas. If you’re feeling feisty, you can choose the Concord Blue colourway which really pops! All in all, I was happy to find a front zip that was within my budget that would allow me to stay in the water longer during the winter.

Sizes: 34/XS, 36/S, 38/M, 40/L

On The Water

As great as the wetsuit looked, we all know looks aren’t everything! When I put the suit on, it was a game-changer. Its Plasma_Plush thermo lining made it extremely warm and soft even in areas without the thermal lining. At the same time, Hot_Stuff 2.0 is fully stretchable and insulates heat. This wetsuit is so stretchy that you wouldn't need to change if you fancy a pre or post session yoga!

The front zip keeps you warm and offers even more flexibility - making the hassle of getting into a front zip wetsuit well worth it! Although the water was choppy, the SEAL_TITE performed extremely well on the water, thanks to the drain holes.

Overall

Overall, ION has an excellent reputation, and the Amaze Core 5/4 did not disappoint me. It fits like a dream and offers an impressive range of motion - the perfect choice for kitesurfing in colder climates!

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This review was in Issue 94 of IKSURFMAG.

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By Jen Tyler
Jen Tyler grew up in the chaos of Cairo, Egypt. It was on the beaches of the Red Sea where her love for the ocean, water sports and adventure grew.

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