While neoprene keeps you warm IN the water, Starboard Techwear plays to its strengths ABOVE the water.
Clothing has to meet special requirements in stand-up paddling, especially when the temperature of the air and water drops. There is only one sensible clothing here: Starboard Apparel – our technical clothing.
Starboard’s “Clima Core Technology” is a wind- and waterproof membrane that reacts to changing weather conditions with its breathable structure and – depending on the outside temperature – radiates or reflects body heat
Unsere SUP Suits sind aus einem hochwertigen 3-Lagen Stretch-Material gefertigt. Die mittlere der drei Lagen ist dabei die Membran, welche zum einen keine Wassertropfen durchlässt, zum anderen Dampf entweichen lässt. Die äußere Lage ist hydrophob, also wasserabweisend, weshalb die Außenseite auch nach Wasserkontakt sofort wieder trocken ist. Dadurch kann keine Verdunstungskälte entstehen
Our SUP suits are made from a high-quality 3-layer stretch material. The middle of the three layers is the membrane, which on the one hand does not allow water drops to pass through and on the other hand allows steam to escape. The outer layer is hydrophobic, i.e. water-repellent, which is why the outside is dry again immediately after contact with water. This means that no evaporative cooling can occur.
For the “tech freaks” among you:
The water column is 15,000 mm and the permeability, i.e. breathability, is 20,000 mm.
- Outer Shell 85% Polyamid, 15% Elastan, Membrane 100% Polyurethane, Innen 100% Polyester
- Due to the waterproofness, it is possible – depending on the temperature – to work with “base and mid layers” (onion principle, known from skiing).
- Even in extremely cold temperatures, you can go out on the water comfortably and safely.
- Developed exclusively for Starboard, our technical garments are launched in “Clima Core Technology“. This is a wind- & waterproof membrane that reacts to changing weather conditions with its breathable structure and – depending on the outside temperature – radiates or reflects body heat. This ensures a pleasant body climate at all times.
- The three-layer stretch material, combined with the waterproof front zip and with latex cuffs on the arms and legs protect against water and wind even in cold temperatures.
- Reflective details on arms and legs for increased visibility at dusk and dawn
- Additional weather protection is provided by the cuffs, which are extended to the backs of the hands.
THE FIT EXPLAINED
- With 10 women’s and 10 men’s fits, everyone will find the right SUP Suit size.
- Unlike neoprene, the SUP Suit can be put on and taken off very quickly. It does not absorb water, drops of water can simply be shaken out and you always get back into a completely dry suit for the next session.
- The breathable and particularly stretchy material allows for a body-hugging cut
- In addition, the leg and arm cuffs as well as the waist can be adjusted with a Velcro fastener. Depending on the temperature, several warming layers can be worn under the suit.
- The long front zip and the special neoprene collar increase the wearing comfort and seal very well without rubbing against the skin.
- The fit with the panel layout in the back area gives even more freedom of movement, especially when paddling, and makes the suit extremely comfortable with the very stretchy and breathable Ultra Flex Clima Core outer material.
Men: 10 fits S-XXL equals 46 – 54 | Women: 10 fits XS-XL equals 36-44
Depending on the outside temperature, you can wear different layers under the Allstar SUP Suit. Together with a neoprene scarf (also available from Starboard), neoprene gloves and neoprene shoes, you are perfectly equipped even in cold air and water temperatures.
What happens when …
|Paddle at your own brisk pace. Air temperature 16 degrees and water temperature 12 degrees.||Neoprene is not breathable. You sweat, the movement is restricted by the tight-fitting material.||Pleasant microclimate on the skin due to breathable material. Movement is supported by the fit and the stretchy material|
|You fall into the water||Water penetrates through the neoprene onto the skin. You briefly feel the cold||Starboard’s technical garments with latex cuffs do not allow water to penetrate. You stay completely dry|
|You paddle on after a fall into the water||Since the neoprene is still wet, a windchill effect sets in and the perceived temperature drops. The body cools down||Pleasant microclimate, the skin is dry and warm|
|Take off||Difficult to take off because the skin is wet and the suit is heavy.||Unzip and easily remove the suit. Shake the suit once and hang it up to air.|
|Paddling at 5 degrees air and 4 degrees water temperature||Movement is even more restricted due to the thicker neoprene||As with skiing, any number of layers can be worn under the Starboard Techwear for warmth.|
|You fall into the water||Water penetrates through the neoprene onto the skin. You briefly feel the cold||With a suit with a latex cuff, no water can penetrate. You stay completely dry|
|You paddle on after a fall into the water||The wind chill effect is even greater than in autumn/spring. The body cools down even faster||Pleasant microclimate, the skin is dry and warm|