Ride Engine Elara 3/2 Women’s, Front Zip
For a spring suit so comfortable you’ll hardly know you’re wearing it, choose the Ride Engine Elara 3/2 Women’s, Front Zip. This is the ideal choice for the shoulder season, when water temperatures are cold enough, 60° – 65° F (16° – 18° C), to warrant full coverage but air temperatures are warm enough that a thicker, fleece-lined suit is overkill. You’ll enjoy longer sessions with less restriction and more energy thanks to the freedom of movement Ride Engine’s SmartStretch limestone-based neoprene, windskin front/back chest panels and strategic stitching layout provides.
The Elara series: Designed and built with superior warmth and comfort in mind, the women’s specific Elara series features all of the same high-end materials and construction as Ride Engine’s men’s suits, but with an attractive splash of color and style to set it apart. The Elara’s easy-entry design comes in 5/4/3 hooded, 4/3 and 3/2, with all thickest at the core and tapered at the extremities to balance warmth and flexibility where they are needed most.
All versions feature an interior liner of plush Poly Fleece to help retain body heat and minimize water absorption. The 5/4/3 and 4/3 are extensively lined with this material, in the front and back core and the entire midsection, while the 3/2 is lined exclusively in the front chest panel for core warmth.
All Ride Engine wetsuit Feature a Limestone neoprene. Limestone-based neoprene is more effective, more comfortable and longer lasting than its petroleum counterpart. On a chemical level, limestone neoprene differs from petroleum in that it has higher-density closed cell structure. These closed cells are essentially air bubbles packed tightly together within the chemical structure of the neoprene. There are several functional benefits of this, including increased elasticity and durability, decreased weight,water absorption and improved heat retention- all important factors in a high-quality suit.
• Enjoy freedom of movement, less restriction with a better fitting suit
• More comfortable, more flexible, more durable SmartStretch limestone neoprene
• NEW, Windskin chest and back panels
• Superior temperature control with internal poly-fleece liner in critical areas
• Eliminate cold water “shock” and seam leaking with flexible and durable Aqua seal seams
• Don’t be held back; express yourself fully with increased range of motion thanks to strategic stitching layout
• Our suits match your values: No petroleum, no toxic hydrophobic coatings, no regrets
Neospan S-Foam Neoprene: Industry standard for high-end suits, avoids environmental impacts of standard petroleum-based Neoprene
No Ride Engine suits contain C8, C6 or C4. These toxic chemical enhance drying time. They also eventually leach into the water that we all share and love.
Stitch pattern designed to allow for maximum range of motion while avoiding stretch points and minimizing chafing.
Rugged, abrasion resistant BAX material covers knees of all long suits for added protection and durability where it’s needed most
BLOAT FREE DRAINHOLES
Strategically located to drain water and prevent “elephant leg syndrome”
PULL OVER NECK GASKET
Zips into the interior of the suit and helps prevent flushing through the neck opening. Integrated key holder provides safe and secure storage for a single key or wedding ring.
Thermalux Poly Fleece lining (on cold-water models) minimizes water absorption and retains heat to keep you warm, dry and comfortable in all conditions. Layer tapers from thickest at the core to thinner at extremities to maximize warmth and mobility.
FLUSH RESISTANT FRONT ZIP
Closes up rather than down so it won’t get unzipped if you take a beating in the surf.
Ride Engine wetsuit care
1. Rinse your suit properly:
This means washing it thoroughly with cold water after every use- best done by repeatedly dunking your suit in a bucket or tub of cold water. Sticking a hose in the neck hole and letting water run out the legs just won’t suffice. Getting all of the saltwater, dirt and grime off after every use is the easiest way to increase the life of y our suit. Rinsing with cool or cold water is important; hot water can degrade neoprene over time. For an occasional, more thorough cleaning, use a wetsuit-specific cleaning product or a mild soap, such as baby shampoo. Do not use detergent, laundry soap, bleach or other chemical cleaners, and for heaven’s sake do not put your suit in a washer or dryer.
2. Hang your suit properly:
Hang your suit inside-out first. Once it’s dry, reverse and hang it right side in. This is a key detail in making sure both surfaces of your suit dry properly. Do not hang your suit in direct sunlight; this degrades the neoprene and will reduce its life. Do not hang your suit by the neck or shoulders like you would a button-up shirt; this can stretch the opening and reduce its effectiveness. Drape your suit over a chord or through a coat hanger and hang somewhere out of the sun.
3. Store your suit properly:
You paid good money for your wetsuit, so don’t treat it like a beach towel. Stuffing it into a bag or leaving it in the trunk of your car just won’t due. Once dry, your suit should be stored unfolded in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight.
4. Enter/exit your suit properly:
Wear and tear is inevitable, but you can dramatically increase the life of your wetsuit by simply taking your time putting it on and taking it off. A little extra attention here will go a long way in avoiding stretching or tearing seams, zippers and openings. Since you should dry your suit inside-out first, remove it accordingly by carefully peeling it off of your appendages like peeling a banana.