The Crossfire has been in the line up for a few years now, it’s a high spec suit at a great price, aimed at the rider looking for a decent winter suit, without having to pay the earth. This year Mystic have gone for some bright colours to keep the suit at the front of the crowd in the fashion stakes. It’s certainly a statement and looks great on the water too. Using 70% M-Flex Neoprene, their most flexible material, ensures the suit isn’t restrictive when you wear it, and the classic back zip is familiar and easy to get into and out of.
To keep the water out the suit is fully glued and blind stitched, with critical seams taped on the inside. Kite specific features include Aquaflush sections on each ankle, shin pads and leg straps. Mystic have also used less flexible material in the ankle area to prevent water flushing and leg ballooning. There is an overhead back panel to prevent water flushing through the zip area and the neck section features Glideskin neoprene on the inside for a good seal and rash protection.
Mystic make great wetsuits for kiters and the Crossfire is no exception, with a great price tag it is going to appeal to a lot of riders. The materials are of a very high standard and the construction is really good. On the water the suit felt warm and the seals at the ankles, wrists and neck were excellent and there was hardly any flushing. We love the polar lining inside the Mystic suits, it’s one of the warmest linings on the market and you’ll be thankful for it as the winter draws on.
If you want a high quality, warm suit that is durable and built to last, whilst not breaking the bank, then the Crossfire is it.
This review was in Issue 47 of IKSURFMAG.For more information visit Mystic
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By Rou ChaterRou has been kiting since the sports inception and has been working as an editor and tester for magazines since 2004. He started IKSURFMAG with his brother in 2006 and has tested hundreds of different kites and travelled all over the world to kitesurf. He's a walking encyclopedia of all things kite and is just as passionate about the sport today as he was when he first started!