Ronstan’s 2009 range of Dinghy wetsuits are more flexible, lower weight and more comfortable than the previous generation. Frankly, they fit better.
New Laminates for Warmth
Neoprene is a laminate. The new range uses a combination of high-performance materials for their unique properties such as water repellence, wind-proofing, drying speed and thermal qualities. These linings are used in strategically placed panels to highlight their individual properties.
With this range, we have selected high-stretch fabrics to increase the wearer’s comfort and flexibility. They feel soft and have the ability to hold and regain the wetsuit’s desired shape. There is no compromise on quality and durability in the range. In another design innovation, Ronstan wetsuits use a combination of thicknesses, placing thinner material in the areas requiring the most flexibility.
All sailors think that thinner means lighter. However there is a trade off to choosing thinner materials, they are generally less durable and can be not as warm as thicker materials. Our approach is different. The high performance CL25 pants are partly made of a super-light neoprene foam – which is 20% lighter than conventional neoprene. The result is a 2mm lower-weight wetsuit with no compromise on warmth. While our emphasis is on reduced weight and flexibility, the new wetsuit design also provides good abrasion resistance and offers extra padding where needed.
As always, Ronstan apparel is manufactured with the environment in mind. Our neoprene wetsuits are made with non-petroleum based material and the new UPF 50+ Tops contain Bamboo fabric, another environmentally friendly raw material.