The Fire suit from Prolimit is their mid range offering and the pricing is incredibly good for the technology and features it includes. We have tested out the 5/3 double lined version, but there is also a Fire Mesh option which has a single lined smooth skin finish to work even better against wind chill.
Prolimit have proved to make excellent fitting wetsuits in the past and the Fire suit is no different. Built using Prolimit’s Airflex500 neoprene which claims to have 500% stretch and offer minimal resistance while moving, I only wish my own limbs were constructed from the same material! It’s incredibly flexible and comfortable so doesn’t restrict your movement whilst riding at all, despite it being a thicker winter suit. Even the reinforced ‘Toughpadz’ on the knees have a decent stretch factor.
The ankles feature a Velcro closure system that makes getting the suit on, and off, super easy, as it’s much wider. This also means you can tighten the ankles to prevent chilly water splashing up your legs whilst still letting water flush back out and stopping the dreaded ‘elephant leg’ occurring. A neat fitted collar and the extra over-the-head water block internal panel create a good seal up top. Smooth skin panels on the chest and back are optimised against wind chill and help keep your core warm in howling conditions.
A huge asset of the women’s Prolimit wetsuits is their range of sizes; from XXS to XXL, and with additional ‘tall’ options for the majority of the sizes you can be sure to find the perfect fit without compromise.
Well priced, well built, and well equipped with great features, combined with a size range to rival Marks and Spencer’s, this could very well become your new best winter friend.
This review was in Issue 41 of IKSURFMAG.
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By Mary BoothMary has been kitesurfing since 2006, she became and instructor in 2007 and travelled the world teaching the sport that she loves! She joined the IKSURFMAG team in 2008 and has been testing ladies kitesurfing equipment and writing articles from a woman's perspective ever since!