Paddle Suit Technology
A unique challenge
Water sports pose unique challenges to your wear. You want to stay comfortable whether you're up on the board or wet from a fall. Regular sports wear doesn't provide the right performance for serious paddlers. Outdoor wear will soak water quickly, wet-suits have no breathability, sailing and kayak dry suits are heavy and too stiff to paddle.
Our arms, shoulders, back, hips and legs are engaged in big movements requiring light weight wear with good stretch
In intense sessions we produce heat and sweat. The material needs to absorb and transfer heat and moisture to the outside
From time to time we fall, which can be uncomfortable or even dangerous. We need water-resistant and zero-soaking wear
We love to venture into the wild away from the shore. It’s crucial to stay warm and comfortable until we get back to a safe place
The SUPSkin / AZOIA solution
After hundreds of hours of research, development and testing, we've created paddle suits that combine water resistance with breathability, lightness, and stretch: Dedicated paddle wear that doesn’t interfere with your performance, but helps you paddle longer, faster, and safer.
We work with the best fabric producers, including the Swiss technology leader Schoeller Textil. Our fabrics provide the optimal combination of insulation, stretch and breathability. Water rolls off and doesn't soak in.
The emphasis the DYNAMIC is stretch and breathability for intense training and racing, the ULTIMATE’s fabric will keep you warm even at lower heart rates as the membrane opens and closes depending on the breathability requirements, and the MAGIC is optimized for rough terrain with re-enforced fabric for durability and protection.
To make the seams waterproof we glue a tape onto the inside along each seam. The correct combination of fabric and tape as well as heat and speed in the application process are crucial for the durability of the suits' waterproofness.
Years of experience sitting at the tape machine ourselves are the basis for our knowledge and the guarantee that we get it right for each and every suit.
The ankles and wrists are sealed with tight latex gaskets. The size can be adjusted to your measurements by cutting a few centimeters off.
On the neck we work with different designs and material choices: The DYNAMIC has a simple neoprene gasket for comfort, the ULTIMATE has the neoprene covered with fabric for extra insulation. The MAGIC is made with a tight latex neck gasket for 100% waterproofness. In case of allergies any suit can be ordered with neoprene.
The cuts of our suits vary: the sporty DYNAMIC has a tight fit minimizing wind resistance. The ULTIMATE and the MAGIC have a wider cut for additional comfort and to allow more layers underneath.
Perfect fit is crucial for any paddle suit. We offer all our suits ‘made-to-measure’, tailored to fit your individual measurements. Just chose the 'made-to-measure' option during your purchase and enter your measurements online.
The light weight YKK Aquaseal® zippers are designed for extreme outdoor and active marine sportswear, 100% waterproof and made for salt water environments. The high-quality plastic is roughly half the weight of a conventional metal zipper and very flexible. Smooth and easy opening and closing allow you to get in and out the suit quickly.
We offer various zipper layouts, DYNAMIC and ULTIMATE have a vertical front zipper for comfort allowing to opening the neck to cool down. The MAGIC has a vertical front zipper across the torso to keep the neck gasket sealed.
Additional features of the suits include waterproof pockets (with a YKK Aquaseal® zipper), adjustable waist straps guaranteeing optimal fit, adjustable straps to fasten any extra fabric on the wrists and ankles, a front relief zip on the mens MAGIC, a removable hood on the ULTIMATE, footlets on the ULTIMATE and as an option for the MAGIC, various colour options to customize the design of your DYNAMIC and MAGIC...