2015 ION Fuse

Dry Suit 4/3 DL

Warmest drysuit on the market invented by ION – All seams are glued blind-stitched with extra seam tape, manufactured according to diving technology standards (each suit must pass the ION Waterproof Test). Storm_Whistle, reflective prints (Re_Flective), Hero_Meter, P_Zip, Detachable_Hood and a Chest Pocket for the probably warmest and safest suit you have ever worn.

MAXIMUM WARMTH Brave the elements with the warmest wetsuit ever made!

DRY
all seams follow Diving Drysuit Seam Technology and are 100% tested (Waterproof Test)

SAFETY bright colors, reflective prints (RE_FLECTIVE) and STORM_WHISTLE

WEARING COMFORT thanks to baggy fit

 

Inside View: 

 

 

 

Sanitized® is a certified antibacterial fabric with active biocidal substance: zinc pyrithion treatment to prevent bad odor from bacteria, mildew etc. in moist or sweaty environments. This function is permanently integrated in selected ION items such as premium wetsuits, boots and shoes.

DIVING DRYSUIT SEAM TECHNOLOGY

All seams fully taped for 100% waterproofness 

STORM_WHISTLE

Ever tried to call for help in a roaring storm? Difficult! That’s why we looked for the loudest safety whistle on the planet and found it: The Storm_Whistle®! This incredible whistle is twice as loud as any other mouth-blown whistle in the world and even the US military, special forces and the police is using it. And the best thing is: it even works in and under the water due to its patented harmonic chamber creating the extreme 3150 hertz frequency sound.

Storm_Whistle

Wanna know if you are a true hero on the water?
Just check out the ION Hero_Meter on the left wrist of your FUSE drysuit! It will tell you roughly the surrounding temperature and the equivalent hero-level …
OK, frankly this feature is more a little fun gadget, but we love it anyway! By the way, if you don’t know Ötzi, just google it …

Hero_Meter

RE_FLECTIVE

Visual safety feature for FUSE and ENVEE drysuits: being out on the water in cold winter time can be seriously dangerous especially because it is getting dark much earlier. In case of an emergency you now can rely on additional reflective prints on the shoulder / hood area, which makes it a lot easier to be detected by SAR crew searchlights.

Re_Flective

P_ZIP

The ultimate answer to a full bladder in a drysuit when it’s f****** freezing outside: this TIZIP
Master_Seal®
zipper (same quality as on the back) provides the crucial feature for a long day on the water. The easy pull zipper tap can be stored hidden inside the opening above, so nobody will even notice it’s there.

P_ZIP

LATEX_CUFFS

Only super flexible SEAMTITE® Latex_Cuffsby the premium brand SPECIALISEDLATEX are used for the FUSE drysuit on the wrists and ankles to prevent water leaking into the drysuit. The neck cuff is made of super soft and stretchy Neoprene with Glide_Skin inside similar to our Onyx models to improve warmth, wearing comfort and avoid choking.

Latex_Cuffs

DRY_ZIP

Premium brand TIZIP Master_Seal® zipper prevents water from leaking in and makes the FUSE drysuit highly waterproof for above-water sports like kiting, windsurfing, surfing, SUPing, etc. This VISLON quality tooth construction provides a smooth low-friction closing/opening and keeps out the water effectively. It is also much more flexible and needs less lubrication than other zipper types.

Dry_ZiP

DETACHABLE_HOOD

Improved snapped on hood with stiffer shield, elastic drawcords front / back neck

GBS SEAMS (ONLY SEMIDRY)

Application
This seam technology is most commonly used for thicker wetsuits from approx. 3–6 mm thick Neoprene which require best water resistance.

Glueing
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.

Assembling
Now the corresponding edges of the Neoprene panels are put together by hand and then firmly squeezed with an electric pressing tool cm by cm to achieve the high tearing strength.

Sewing
After glueing, the seams are stitched on one side with a special blind-stitch sewing machine. A curved needle pokes through the Neoprene layer (without actually poking through the Neoprene to the other side) and applies an elastic seam. If you can see the stitching only on one side of the seam then the suit is featured with GBS_Seamsing

Pros
By using this technique, the blind seam is highly tear proof, elastic and very much water resistant to provide insulation and comfort.

Cons
This manufacturing process is extremely complex and timeconsuming, and therefore very expensive.

GBS Seams (only Semidry)

DRAIN_HOLES

All wetsuits with Water_Gate_Plus batwing panels have little holes on the lower back part to allow water which enters through the back zipper leaking out easily and keep the back area dry. There are Drain_Holesalso placed in the calves which prevent the water from getting stuck in the legs like a bubble. ION front zip wetsuits additionally have Drain_Holes in the chest panel and the back panel.

 

Drain_Holes

KEY_LOOP

All ION wetsuits are now equipped with a clever key pocket with an included elastic safety loop on calf, arm or other places depending on the model (please only store water resistant keys in this pocket to avoid damage).

Key_Loop

REPELLEN-SI

The Repellen-Si featue is only used for selected ION ranges.
. Technical look
. Cyber_Stretch 130%
. Dries fast and stays lighter

Repellen-si

SUPRA_TEX

Highly abrasion resistant
Great tearing strength
Used mainly for knee panels or at Ballistic Boots