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- B360 SUPPORT
|Rider Level||All Levels|
|Entry Type||Chest Zip|
|Core Thickness||5 mm|
|Arm Thickness||3 mm|
|Leg Thickness||4 mm|
|Neoprene Type||S type neoprene|
|Lining Type||Hexo_Therm around the core, Thermo elsewhere|
|Seam Type||Triple Lock - Double Glued with 3D Stitching|
|Seam Seal||Internally Taped|
|Seam Tape||Critically Taped|
|Seam Stitching||Blind Stitched|
|Flexibility Features||S type Neoprene in all stretch panels|
|Durability Features||Abrasion resistant panels in key areas|
- Chest Zip entry for "Easy In" and minimising cold water flushing
- Fully lined through the core with exclusive Hexo_Therm quick dry thermal lining to retain and reflect warmth with FLX_Thermo lining in all other panels
- Unique triple lock seams: double glued, 3D stitched, critically taped internally increasing water resistance and strength
- Super flexible S type neoprene for shoulders and arms to increase paddle endurance
- Apex fit pattern incorporates material usage and seam placement factors for the ultimate cosy fit
- Compression cut seals on the arms and legs for anti-flush and anti-fray finish
- Tactically placed abrasion resistant panels in areas of high wear for greater durability
- Soft feel compression cut collar for comfort and a tight seal
- Design features include a number of eco driven factors and a strong focus on durability
- Dakine 1 Year Warranty (T&C’s apply) plus a Boards360 2 Year Warranty (T&C’s apply)
B360 Ratings (out of 5):
|Warmth Rating (out of 5)||4|
|Flexibility Rating (out of 5)||4|
|Durability Rating (out of 5)||5|
|Eco Friendly Rating||4|
GLOBAL WETSUIT LAUNCH - The Dakine brand, famous for its quality products and focus on durability, has finally entered the wetsuit arena with the global launch of their cleverly designed new wetsuit range. And we’re super proud to be one of the first stockists!
FLEXIBILITY, WARMTH & DURABILITY IN EQUAL MEASURES - The Mission series of this range is Dakines vision for rebalancing wetsuit design, building it from the ground up.The Mission sets a new benchmark for wetsuits; unreal stretch, fit and comfort, outstanding warmth and drying times and unmatched durability.
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT - Featuring an all new wetsuit pattern; the Dakine Apex Fit – engineered for extreme freedom of movement, tailored fit and no stress points. The Mission also features in high stretch areas their FLX lining, stretch woven with reinforced elastane for next level strength in stretch fabrics.
THERMO WARMTH & SUPER QUICK DRYING - All Mission wetsuits are fully lined in the core with Hexo_Therm which was specially developed for Dakine by their fabric experts; a lightweight, stretch woven thermal base with an integrated high loft layer to create additional air trapping and quick drying properties. Used only in core areas for absolute warmth, for the non-core areas they use their Thermo lining - lightweight, stretch woven, high pile fabric for maximum warmth and stretch.
TRIPLE LOCKED SEAMS - Double glued with 3D stitching, sealed and reinforced with internal tape in critical areas. Ankle and cuff seals are reinforced from over stretch using RESIST lining over D foam high modulus limestone neoprene. Plus oversized knee panels, anti-fray compression cut cuffs, soft feel collar, YKK zips and more.
DURABILITY FOR LONG LIFE PERFORMANCE - Dakine believe that durability creates a longer product lifespan reducing the overall environmental impact (see ECO Details section for the full Eco lowdown). For each model the use of foam, lining and seam construction is adjusted to suit the performance, warmth or price - more DK_Lite neoprene for extreme stretch and lightest weight or more D foam for strength.
Regardless of price, all models use D foam high modulus neoprene and abrasion resistant linings in high wear areas. All seams are twice glued and at least twice reinforced with a combination of 3D stitch, liquid seal and tape, with the exception of the fused jacket and flatlocked spring suit.
Other features for durability include: 3D STITCH - A stitching system for zero water penetration and maximum strength. On 5mm wetsuits they use a double thread system inside and out. RESIST PANELS - Tactically placed abrasion resistant panels in areas of high wear or high material fatigue. ANTI-FRAY CUFF - The finished raw cuff is cut with clamp and black creating a super accurate low profile anti-flush, anti- fray finish. NEOPRENE TAPE - applied to the inside seams and seam junctions.
-Atlantic and English Channel coastline: Autumn / Winter / Spring / Summer
-North Sea coastline: Spring / Summer / Autumn
-Water Temp: 8-15 degrees
|Spend Level||The Dakine Mission wetsuit range sits just below the Cyclone (top of the range) from this dependable brand and whilst lower priced than the Cyclone it has a price tag to justify the time and effort that has gone into the design. If you have the budget and want the performance then this is a very good investment long term. If you’re budget is limited then the Dakine Quantum price points are worth considering|
|Personal Preference||If you feel the cold more than others or you surf in Northern Waters then the 6/4 might be more suitable, or for others a 5mm will see you through a British Winter and the rest of the seasons. A built-in Hood gives a better seal than a seperate hood and can be worn with the hood down, some prefer a seperate hood so you don’t get any hood interference when not needed. If getting in and out of the wetsuit can be a challenge then a Chest Zip is easier than a Zip Free.|
Alongside better value and product experience for the customer, Durability creates a long product lifespan, reducing the overall environmental impact. The Dakine suits are pretty much up there when it comes to how eco-friendly you can be with a suit without losing performance. And with so many Eco considerations they should be a 5 out 5, but Dakine have rightly considered performance too and so hence the 4.
Featured in every Dakine wetsuit product:
- Reduced PAHs - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons produced in the creation of neoprene.
- Limestone neoprene - derived from non petrochemicals with a reduced CO2 output of 24%.
- Carbon Black® neoprene. Cuts CO2 emissions by 200g per wetsuit
- AquaA® solvent free lamination elimates 600g of harmful VOC’s
(Volatile Organic Compounds) per wetsuit.
- Dope Dyed yarn - saves 104L of water and 26% reduced Carbon
Footprint per kg of Fabric
- Manufactured at Sheico Thailand - a Fair trade certified factory
equipped with solar energy system.
- 1 Year Dakine Warranty (T&C’s apply) plus a Boards360 2 Year Warranty (T&C’s apply)
"Fantastic product, does everything it’s supposed to do. A very good product if it was purchased at a sale price. Little expensive at full price." Mr Phillip Kirkby, June 2022
DAKINE WETSUIT SIZE GUIDE - MENS & WOMENS
TIKI WETSUIT SIZE GUIDE - MENS
TIKI WETSUIT SIZE GUIDE - WOMENS
TIKI WETSUIT SIZE GUIDE - JUNIOR
Important Delivery Update: Due to Royal Mail industrial action some orders may take up to 3-4 working days. We apologise for any inconvenience and will do our best to mitigate any impact or inform where delays occur.
We offer FREE delivery to any address in the UK when you spend £30 or more on your order. For orders under £30 there is a £2.95 or £5 delivery charge.
Our current delivery service is 1-2 business or working days (working days being Monday to Friday and excluding Bank Holidays) via Royal Mail or DX Freight for Surfboards. Order by 3pm Monday to Friday for same day dispatch, orders received after this time will be dispatched the next working day (i.e. orders placed between 3pm Friday and 3pm Monday will be dispatched Monday).
All surfboards are bubbled wrapped, with cardboard re-inforcement protection for tails/nose/rail areas and then a multi-wall outer box with re-inforced corners.
Other delivery services:
We offer a Smaller Item Delivery service of 2+ days, with a charge of £2.95 for orders under £30.
We offer a premium Saturday Delivery service, with a charge of £15 for orders under £30, and £10 for orders £30+. Order by 3pm Friday. Excludes Northern Ireland and Remote Areas.
Please note: we do not currently offer delivery outside the UK, and some deliveries to remote areas, especially in the Highlands of Scotland and Offshore, can take several days longer. Deliveries to Northern Ireland may also take longer due to additional customs requirements following Brexit.
Genuine Stock Availability: If the item shows as in stock then it's genuinely in stock and ready to be dispatched (unlike others who are selling stock they don't have yet).
We offer a 30 Day Hassle Free Returns Policy which means you have up to 30 days after the date of the order to request a return. If you are not completely satisfied with your goods, you can return them unused with any original tags attached and in a resaleable condition, within 30 days for a full refund or exchange on goods.
No refund can be given if the return request is received more than 30 days after invoice date. We regret we cannot give refunds for carriage on incorrect purchases. This does not affect your statutory rights. Click here for full details.