Even though ION Element Neo Tops are mostly
used in warm water, they can be used very versatile to react
to changing weather conditions.
It’s a clever way to quickly add some
extra warmth when it’s getting a bit chilly or cloudy.
They offer more heat retention compared to
rashguards and feel extremely comfortable due to the super
stretchy 2.0 mm S-Type Neoprene.
Of course they provide 100% UV protection
and help reduce rash and pressure marks from a harness or
lying on a surfboard.
It even works great as an additional layer
of Neoprene underneath your wetsuit when extra warmth is needed.
- High Neck
Construction - flexible,
non irritating seams
- with super stretch, can be worn underneath wetsuit
- Free Movement
Glued and Blind-Stitched Water Sealing:
The edges of the neoprene panels
are covered with a highly adhesive, UV resistant contact
glue which needs to dry for a few minutes. Then the glue
is applied a second time to make it more sticky. Once
the corresponding parts of the neoprene edges are put
together by hand and then firmly squeezed with an electric
pressing tool cm by cm to achieve the high tearing strength,
the seams are stitched on the inside with a special blind-stitch
sewing machine. A curved needle pokes through the neoprene
layer and applies an elastic seam on the outside. By using
this technique, the seam is highly tear proof, elastic
and completely watertight and provides insulation and
Super-Friendly to the environment. ION have retreated
from the oil based neoprene production process. Instead,
ION use a process which relies on Limestone as a raw material.
Limestone largely consists of calcium carbide, which is
the main ingredient for all types of neoprene. Calcium
carbide is then mixed together with other components to
create specific neoprene densities and structures to serve
the needs of the designers.
- S-Type Neoprene:
Made of Sheico’s S-Type neoprene which is one of the
most elastic neoprene types on the market. It’s also
very warm and lightweight due to its specific cell structure.
- Super Soft
- Warm inside and robust outside
- UV Sunshield
Prevents you from sunburn
in the shiniest of conditions.
- a fine webbing loop for fixing to your board shorts