The Cyclone takes our disruptive design approach to the next level.
DAKINE'S brief was clear – the best performing wetsuit for fit, feel, warmth and stretch, to match or exceed the best in the market, and incorporating a level of durability to challenge the expected lifespan of most high end wetsuits.
From creating an all new wetsuit pattern; our Apex Fit – engineered for extreme freedom of movement, tailored fit and no stress points – to developing our own thermal linings and industry fi rst innovation, the Cyclone was our skunkworks of ideas.
Featuring all of our best materials for optimum performance:
DK_ Lite limestone based neoprene, Hexo_Therm lining and Triple lock seams. With innovation including industry first Curv Lock and details as Hex embossed stretch woven lining and anti-fray cuffs, low impact processes like Dope Dyed yarn and solvent free lamination, the Cyclone is the pinnacle of our wetsuit program’s development.
With 20% DK_Lite neoprene these are super light with next level stretch. Full suits are fully lined in the core with Hexo_Therm for warmth. The Cyclone features our unique Curv lock feature, combined with a smooth seal neck plus cuff s and ankles reinforced with Resist panels for a water tight seal. Seam construction is designed for minimal weight and maximum flex: Double glued with no stitching, sealed and reinforced with external sealed seam and internal tape throughout.
The Cyclone wetsuits feature an industry first innovation in the shoulder seal to reinforce, secure and lock down the entry panel and ensure the most water tight seal. A unique, fl ush free zipperless seal system.
ZIP FREE AND CHEST ZIP
Zip free is the natural progression of chest entry wetsuits, with more freedom of movement across the chest and fewer components to fail. For those not yet converted to Zip Free we off er a chest zip variant in Mission and Quantum.
On Cyclone neck, arm and leg seals we use a smooth skin neoprene coating to make a tighter seal.
COMPRESSION CUT SEALS
The finished raw cuff is cut with clamp and black creating a super accurate low profile anti-flush, antifray finish.
On Cyclone models we used a fused seam, sealed with a silicon compound and taped inside.
TAPED AND CRITICALLY TAPED SEAMS
Neoprene tape applied to the inside seams and seam junctions. Used in critical tape for strength or full seam tape for absolute seal.
A stitching system for zero water penetration and maximum strength. On 5mm wetsuits we use a double thread system inside and out.
Tactically placed abrasion resistant panels in areas of high wear or high material fatigue