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Ignite

DUAL FUNCTION DRYSUIT / FOUL WEATHER GEAR!

Blurring the lines between foul weather gear and traditional drysuits the Ignite is loaded with expedition style features and is designed to be worn for extended periods of time.

Featuring our revolutionary Captive Zip design, the Ignite has merged drysuit water integrity with the comfort of traditional foul weather pant & jacket combinations. The Ignite features a 100% full dry mode, or when relaxing between sessions use “standby mode” by opening the dry zip and doffing the neck seal which can all be done while still wearing a PFD. With the over jacket then zipped up the Ignite provides industry leading ventilation and protection.

USD$1,099.00Or as low as USD$91.58 / month with 0% interest

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FEATURES

• Standby or Full Drysuit mode / Captive Zip Self Entry
• Adjustable neoprene neck seal
• German made TIZIP MasterSeal main dry zip
• One atmosphere PK external jacket zip with stainless slider
• VENTOR salt water resistant, drysuit specific waterproof breathable material
• Outer Chest Pockets
• 420 Denier abrasion overlays at knees, buttocks and crotch
• Adjustable & removable suspenders
• Neoprene wrist seals
• Removable hood
• German made T-zip Masterseal crotch relief zip
• Jacket pockets and inside jacket stash pocket
• Integrated dry sock booties
• Wrist overlays with Velcro cinch
• Lower leg “boot cuff” overlays
• Ultra high all-weather collar, with hold down snaps
• Solas approved reflective tape
• Reflective piping
• Reflective screen graphics
• “Wader” waist belt

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SUIT COMPARE CHART

CONSTRUCTION YOU CAN TRUST

 

Ocean Rodeo’s waterproof breathable three layer material “VENTOR” is designed specifically for drysuits, featuring a salt water resistant non-porous, hydrophilic polyurethane (PU) breathable membrane. These materials have enabled us to make suits that have lasted rugged adventurists for over 10 years.

(OUTSIDE *A) ABRASION LAYER:

200 Denier Nylon/Taslan with DWR finish. The tough outer fabric is coated with DWR to repel water while allowing sweat release from within your suit.

(MIDDLE *B) NON-POROUS, HYDROPHILIC

POLYURETHANE BREATHABLE MEMBRANE (PU):

VENTOR works well in both fresh and salt water environments and does not break down with extended salt water use. This is the part of the suit that keeps you dry. It allows sweat vapor out while not letting any water in.

(INSIDE *C) TRICOT: NYLON 18 DENIER TRICOT SCRIM:

The inside mesh layer helps protect the PU breathable film. This is what you are looking at inside the suit.

WATERPROOFNESS
10,000MM H2O OR HIGHER *1

MOISTURE PERMEABILITY
5,000-7,000 G/M2/24HRS. A1 *2

WATER REPELLENCY
80 POINTS OR HIGHER (AFTER 20 WASH CYCLES) *3

*1 JIS L1092B, ISO 811
*2 A1 UPRIGHT CUP METHOD (JIS L1099 A1, ISO 2428, ASTM E96)
*3 JIS L1092B, ISO 4920

FIRE RESISTANCE RATING
16 CFR, Part 16 for Flammability of Clothing & Textiles
 
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certified
bluesign Certified
REACH conforming under EC edict 1907/2006

MAINTENANCE

Should I rinse the suit off between sessions?

Short answer? Yes. Longer answer? You don’t need to be super diligent. Obviously, a rinsed off and hung to dry suit will be much more comfortable to don before your next session though!

Should I hang my suit to dry?

Absolutely. Only when hung and in a well ventilated area will your suit be able to fully dry. Suits left wet overnight or in the trunk of your car will start to smell and may well also get stained with mildew or mold.

If your suit is starting to smell, we suggest a rinse in McNett’s MiraZyme. This product is completely safe for your suit and will kill odor causing bacteria, etc.

How can I pack my suit for travel?

The best way to pack a suit for travel is to lie it face down on the floor and roll the suit from the legs up to the shoulders, folding the arms in over the rolled suit. This will help prevent any folding of the zipper.

Your zipper is the most expensive single component on your suit and should never be folded or kinked, as this can cause permanent damage to the zipper and a costly repair!

At the end of the season, how should I store my suit?

As described above, you are best to ensure your suit is fully dry before storing it for the season.

If possible, we also encourage you to hang the suit with the zipper open in a well ventilated area rather than folding and storing in a bin or drawer.

Crucially, the seals of your suit will require some special attention. Your seals are made from a high quality, hand dipped latex which is vulnerable to oil. You can use talc or baby powder to soak up residual oils off the seals or McNett’s Seal Saver product to clean and protect your seals.

Best way to maintain my seals?

Your seals require very little maintenance. However, there are some good tips to be aware of.

Never don or doff your suit while wearing jewelry, especially on the hands or ears. If you see a nick in your seal, be sure to repair it before it grows!

Don’t “pull” your seals on over your wrists or ankles. Use your hands to help the seals over your head, hands or feet to prevent undue stress on the seal.

At the end of each season, be sure to clean your seals with McNett’s Seal Saver or similar product to absorb excess oils left on the seal. These oils can eat away at your seal when in storage. Talc or baby powder also helps absorb these oils and can be used.

What if I tear a seal?

In the unlikely occurrence that you nick or tear your seal, there is an easy fix. Contact us for a repair kit that can easily be ironed onto the seal to patch any small punctures, nicks or tears.

If the tear is too large to patch, we also sell easily applied replacement seals. These seals ship complete with a heat activated dry glue which bonds with the rubber. Replacing the seal is as simple as cutting the old seal back to approximately 3-4” remaining and bonding the new seal to the stump left behind of the old seal.

My seals are too tight - help?!

Our seals are designed to keep you dry not by being tight but by sitting smooth and flush against your skin. At no time should your seals be cutting off circulation or breathing!

If you feel your seals are too tight, you can easily adjust their size. However, 1st be sure that you’ve got the seal on such that it is smooth and flush against your skin and not folded back on itself as this will cause it to pinch.

If you still need to adjust your seals, we suggest that you 1st consider taking wine or pop bottles and stretching the wrist and ankle seals over these overnight. This will often relax the rubber significantly. You can use a medium sized kitchen pot for the neck.

As a last resort you can trim your seals to fit. Trimming the seals should be done 1-2mm (1/16th of an inch) at a time. You can see a video on seal trimming here.

Water is getting into my suit. What now?

If your suit is brand new and you’re experiencing water ingress, it is almost certainly due to one of two possible mistakes.

If you’re getting wet close to the zipper (chest or groin) you’ve likely not fully closed your zipper. The zipper must be pulled fully closed such that the car is snug against the docking end of the zipper, there is a noticeable feeling when the zipper locks into place, fully closed.

If you’re getting wet around the seals, check to make sure your seals are smooth against your skin. Folds, creases or tucks will allow water to slip into the suit. Be sure as well that no thermal underlayers are trapped between your skin and the seal as this will wick water into the suit.

If your suit is not brand new, it might be time to refresh the waterproof barrier of your VentOR materials. NikWax T.X Direct spray on waterproofing will dramatically improve your suit’s breathability and waterproofness.

What if I rip or puncture the suit?

Your suit is made from extremely durable materials and will not succumb to rips or tears easily. However, if you do puncture or tear your suit, we offer easily applied patch kits that require little more than an iron and 5 minutes of your time.

Your suit must be dry and clean prior to applying the patch. Turn the suit inside out and follow the iron on instructions to apply the patch and get back on the water quickly!

Can I wash my suit?

If your suit gets stained with something like mud or dirt you can lightly scrub the area with a light solvent such as hand soap. However, never put your suit in the washing machine or dryer!!

Longer term, you might find that your suit needs a refreshing and is starting to smell a bit ‘funky’. McNett’s MiraZyme is an excellent option to clean and deodorize your suit.

Can I refresh the waterproofing on the suit?

Yes! Over time your suit’s waterproofing will begin to lose its water repellency… this is normal. You may notice a feeling that the suit is ‘damp’ inside or that it is less breathable than previous. When you begin to notice these traits, it’s time to refresh your suit’s waterproof barrier!

NikWax T.X Direct spray on waterproofing is easy to apply and will dramatically improve your suit’s breathability and waterproofness, breathing new life into your suit!

Are there any tips for zipper care?

Your T-Zip Master Zip is an expensive and highly advanced zipper and you should take care of it!

Included with your suit is a small packet of zipper lube, this is a simple silicone lube and can be replaced with McNett’s Zip Tech if you run out. Use the zipper lube to keep the zipper moving smoothly.

If you’re zipper car gets jammed with an obstruction (fabric, hair, etc) be sure to carefully back the zipper off the obstruction, do not simply pull harder!

If you feel your zipper is leaking, be sure to check to make sure you have it fully closed by pulling hard to make sure the zipper car is snug against the docking end of the zipper. If you are still getting water seepage, apply a bead of silicone or Zip Tech lubricant to re-seal the small teeth on the zipper.

Lastly, be sure not to ever fold or kink your zipper! This can cause the zipper to leak or, worse, to fail to close at all!

3 reviews for Ignite

  1. Lauren Phillips

    I instruct swiftwater safety and rescue, as well as ice safety and rescue. My clients include Parks, COs, Police, Search and Rescue, Volunteer Fire departments, First Nations, as well as a variety of resource workers (biologists, surveyors, bridge construction personnel, etc). We find this suit excellent for many of the participants in our courses, who are learning to make good choices in and around rivers and self-rescue if they get into trouble (and engage in more complex rescues depending on their roles). The adjustable neck gasket, the option of standby mode, and the fit and feel are fabulous for a lot of people. For river use we wish the spray collars weren’t so high or bulky… that’s our only complaint. With a PFD on, we haven’t had any issues with the jacket billowing in the current.
    The narrow hips (bottom of jacket) don’t work for most women and some men. Overall we have been recommending these suits for a number of our clients and intend to keep doing so! Thanks for your innovation, folks at Ocean Rodeo!!

  2. Howard Rice

    In 2017 I purchased and used an Ocean Rodeo Ignite dry suit for a voyage down the Strait off Magellan and out into the Southern Ocean. I was solo for 45 days and lived in my suit. It was incredibly comfortable and always kept kms dry and warm. I sailed aboard a 12 foot boat as crazy as that sounds. The suit was “The” piece of gear for my voyage. I’ll cut to the chase. I am here today because of the suit, plain and simple. I faced down a rare weather phenomenon in Tierra del Fuego known as the Tromba Marina (108 knot cyclones). The Ignite saved my life. I have presented about my voyage many times and continue to do so. One big piece of my story that I both present and answer about during Q/A is the dry suit. Kudos Ocean Rodeo for making one serious piece of gear.

  3. Andrew logan (verified owner)

    You certainly get what you pay for with this product. I’ve had this suit out on 3 stand up paddles lasting about 10 hours total but I’m very satisfied with my experience this far. Daddy like! The sessions have been fairly challenging BC coastal winter conditions. I’ve encountered temperatures on both side of the freezing point, winds gusting to 35 knots and low water temperatures. Managed to got dunked 4 times on the river today so I have a sense of the integrity of the of the seals. Yup they work. This is the first drysuit I’ve used that has neoprene seals and I was slightly concerned but there was no water entry even with a few aggressive tosses into whitewater thanks to some hidden shallow logs. The adjustability of the neck gasket is ‘choice’ as small changes can be made on the fly giving you full control over your comfort level according to how much risk there is of going for a swim. On a long paddle in gentle conditions I opened up the seal and relaxed. Yum. The attention to detail is pretty great on this garment. Little improvements over my 5 year old Soul, like the 2 into 1 suspender system making the shoulder straps stay on the shoulders where they belong, are very helpful. I was also so pleased that the main dry zip seems to lay across the shoulders much more comfortably now. I couldn’t tell it was there at all despite having a life jacket pushing down on it for hours. That in itself was worth the upgrade. A final component that made me very happy was the fit of this bad boy. The molding of the drysuit seems to work perfectly with the aggressive surf stance that is a must for certain conditions. The design of the roomy shoulder area and articulated legs and crotch allowed me a full range of motion during spins in the whitewater and ripping in and out of eddies. My kayaking drysuits never allowed for this very successfully. Stoke level high. The little internal pocket is great and perhaps placing one on the side of the suit above the hips would allow those of us who are constantly crawling back onto our boards to not get poked in the ribs with our keys. Also thanks for the free financing guys. Now the kids won’t starve in the new year. Andrew

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