Wetsuits are a necessary evil to most dinghy sailors because they are heavy, uncomfortable and restrict movement. Ronstan's new Dinghy Wetwear line addresses these issues by carefully engineering fit and function into every piece. The result is a comfortable range of high performance wetsuit products.
Redesigned from scratch, the new range uses varied materials and thicknesses throughout. This creates a body-contoured shape that flexes, protects and insulates exactly where needed and reduces the overall weight of the suit while still providing thermal control. Materials have been selected depending on the demand. A modern laminated neoprene creates the foundation to most pieces and is used in combination with abrasion resistant Supratex and flexible superstretch Neospan panels. A wind proof mesh and quick drying lining have also been added to several pieces for maximum comfort. The foundation material of the new CL25 Pants is an advanced superlight neoprene that is 20% lighter.
Another benefit is the ability to adjust the level of protection depending on conditions. By layering different top pieces, the range can be used in every weather condition from frostbite to sunny summer days, and everything in between. Layering options include a sun protective bamboo fabric rash vest, a hydrophobic fleece-lined thermal top and a cold condition neoprene top. The full range also includes a full length Skiffsuit, pants, shorts, shoes and wet/dry gear bag. Sizes range from XS to XXL and several items offer junior sizing.
The new Dinghy Wetwear gear will be available through dealers worldwide as of January 2010.