- 12 January 2012 | Kiteboarding
Ocean Rodeo has developed a new drysuit formula for kiteboarding. "The Soul" offers unique technology and design for wind riders, as well as for stand up paddleboarders.
"The Soul" looks like a well-tailored snowboard jacket and pants and is more flexible than a standard wetsuit. Its customizable level of warmth embeds performance, aesthetics and safety for demanding water spot enthusiasts.
The new wetsuit from Ocean Rodeo utilizes innovative technology in every component of the suit. The breathable waterproof material uses a 210 Nylon Oxford face layer for durability and a hydrophilic Gelanots membrane to keep the rider dry by allowing perspiration to pass through and preventing cold water from entering.
The self-entry uses hyper pliable T-zip zippers and is enclosed with the jacket which utilizes Ocean Rodeo’s Captive Zip Technology (patent pending). The suit is also equipped with a full hood which comfortably fits over a helmet and can be detached at the rider’s convenience.
Other features include, a pee relief zipper, easy self-entry design, boot cuffs, a dry key pocket, a mp3 pocket, two zip-up pockets and a one year warranty on materials and construction.
Safety is fundamental. Given recent SUP related deaths due to exposure and the increase in novice paddlers on the water, it becomes increasingly important to ensure the appropriate safety gear is available for all watersports.
"The Soul" allows the rider to customize the level of thermal protection for the appropriate activity and weather condition. Wearing the suit will help protect athletes from the cold and allow them to expand their season.
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