2015 ION Strike Select

Semidry 5.5 DL or 4.5 DL

The STRIKE SELECT is the back zip choice with the best high-tech shit available – for everyone who still loves to ride hard and cherish the additional Crash_Padz. The red colored Power_Seams complete the technical mission and will let the others look pale.

FLEX CONTROL maximum flex combined with NINJA_KNEES construction  NEW! andPower_Seam


QUICKDRY fabric inside

CRASH_PADZ protection of shins and ribs





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.


The specific modifications in the panel construction (called Flex_Control) of some products result in a better performance of this product. ION Neoprene Socks for example have a striped Flex_Control print on the instep which provides better stance and stability by reducing the stretch in this area. Or by adding a double lined flex panel on the arm sleeves of the Quantum Select Series the elasticity of these skin suits was improved where it is most needed.



New seam sealing technology similar toS_Seal, but even less restriction, weight and sealing width. This seam sealing provides more elasticity, freedom of movement, ripping durability and superior waterproofness on all seams. It even works in different colors and creates the unique technical look of our new ION Select models.



What’s the most common thing a customer does in the shop? Exactly, pulling the wetsuit’s arms. But hey, the legs deserve at least the same attention! Therefore the new Ninja_Knees feature uses the same high elastic material used in the arm panels. The result is an amazing freedom of movement while bending your knees.



Additional Neoprene pads protect sensitive body areas like shins, ribs, crotch, hips, tailbone, etc. against pressure and impact injuries. The number of pads varies according to the suit. Each pad consists of a special high density K_Type Neoprenefoam to damp the impact force.



Warmest quickdry plush jersey for a maximum ’feelgood’ factor.
. Warmest plush jersey restores lots of body heat
. Great stretch
. Dries fast because Polypropylene doesn‘t soak water
. Only premium range


Knitted in a special stripe structure this lining does not only feels very smooth, it dries much faster then the regular Cyber_Soft.
. Great stretch
. Dries fast because Polypropylene doesn‘t soak water


Very abrasion resistant rubber protection printings on the knee panels. Nervertheless the according ION Flex_Control zones allow outstanding freedom of movement



All stress points are reinforced either withMelco_Tape on the inside seams or rubber logo patches on the outside to prevent ripping.



A S_Seal rubber stripe print around the inside of the wrists results in a tighter sealed fit which avoids water rushing into your arms. ION choose this specific S_Sealalso because it is very UV resistant and durable – for a long product life.


Seal_Tite (Wrist)


This single layer collar construction provides perfect water sealing and improved wearing comfort. The super smooth Glide_Skin on the inside of the collar avoids skin irritations and seals the neck perfectly without choking. On the outside an aditional S_Seal stripe on the collar rim reduces water intrusion and the heightened collar protects against cold water and the windchill effect.

Seal_Tite (Collar)


All ION semidry wetsuits (long arms and long legs) are equipped with theWater_Gate_Plus batwing panel on the back behind the zipper. It works like a water barrier to keep out the water which soaks through the back zipper. To improve this feature even more, all IONWater_Gate_Plus batwings (except Capture) have an additional cuff extension (like a collar) worn over the head. And additionally the glued blind stitched seam are covered by an extra Neoprene tape sealing.



In order to improve felxibility and comfort, all ION wetsuits come with the ION Contour_Cut. It enhances the flex in collar, wrist, elbows, insteps and the hollows of the knees.



All long-leg ION wetsuits are provided with detachable Velcro Leg_Loops (except Quantum (has an integrated Velcro_Fix on the legs for easy entry)). This loop can be wrapped tight around the ankle to increase to prevent water from rushing in. To not lose the Leg_Loop on the water it has a unique construction of especially strong Velcro. Of course the Velcro Loop can also be removed easily by hand if not needed.

Leg Loop


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.



A small webbing loop on the neck of ION wetsuits and tops to attach the safety line of ION sunglasses.



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).



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



Problem: when you put on a wetsuit with the Water_Gate_Plus batwing construction the back panel tends to roll up inside and makes it hard to grab it without help.

Solution: A Velcro patch on the upper part of the batwing makes it possible to fix the batwing on the
neck closure before putting on the suit. The Gate_Keeper velcro patches on the batwing and on the neck closure are indicated in red color.



Selected ION wetsuits are equipped with a double lined crotch panel, to avoid abrasion from leg straps of
seat harnesses. To provide an additional windchill protection without reducing the flexibility in the crotch area a special hexagon coating is applied.