A stylish and classy navy blue (Ink Blue) material sets this suit apart from traditional black neoprene and with it’s 5.4.3 thickness variation, I noticed a thinner panel down the side which provided more flexibility and decreased weight and bulk while maintaining enough thickness in the chest and other areas where needed to keep me warm. This suit truly feels like a top of the line, high quality wetsuit, and with all of it’s preventative measures for increased durability, I’m looking forward to it keeping me warm for many winter sessions to come.
If you haven’t tried a Manera wetsuit on just yet, you’re definitely missing out. To prove the warmth factor of its neoprene products, this year Julien Salles took the Manera team to Iceland to put their latest wetsuit tech through its paces in the glacial waters of the northern Atlantic. From the Exo harness to the Magma line of suits, comfort and session longevity have been the lead goals since the brand’s beginning. Julien Salles gives us the scoop on Manera’s 2017 lineup.
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“Paradise is often pictured as a deserted trpical island, a private and mysterious place that exudes comfort and warmth. Every kitesurfer dreams of coconut trees, blue lagoons, sunshine and a warm breeze. Except, we’ve landed on a completely different island: Iceland.” IKSURFMAG Issue #59
Eudazio was born in Cumbuco, Brazil, a place that is turning into a real incubator for many of the most gifted kiteboarders on the planet. Eudazio is one of them, and probably the most experienced. His strength and style got him already 3 x Brazilian national championships titles and then a top 10 finish on the world tour 2 years in a row. Unfortunately an injury delayed his access to the top but he is now coming stronger and more motivated than ever. We are glad to have such a character joining our team!
Winter is coming ! and the MANERA Fall / Winter Wetsuits too ! BAKS staff member Vincent Nicolas could not wait to put his new X10D 5/4/3 to use in cold Ocean Beach in San Francisco. MANERA makes basically 2 x models, the MAGMA and the X10D. Both use the same patterns and the same neoprene foam. The difference is that the MAGMA is very warm with fleece inside and use the Square Flex skin on the outside, where the X10D inside layer is a more traditional jersey ad Re-Flex skin, an extremely stretchy outside layer. You can summarize the two with the MAGMA being our premium wetsuit, the warmest of all with the best outside skin on the market, and the X10D being the most flexible of all at a very competitive price.
Along with the new board bag collection, we have just very recently received the new collection of EXO Harnesses. Solosports and BAKS / F-One / Manera Ambassador Lauren Bibby scored rigth after surf expo. She is riding every day at Punta San Carlos in Baja so having her on the team is great for us for feedback. She is rocking the Alloy Glicer new color. 5 new colors total, and 6 sizes XS – S – M – L – XL – XXL. Check out what she sent back to us:
MANERA Brand Manager Julien Salles explains the new 2017 collection to The Kiteboarder editors at the 2016 Surf Expo in Orlando, FL. More info here: http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2016/09/2017-manera-product-previews/
Paradise is often pictured as a deserted tropical island, a private and mysterious place that exudes comfort and warmth. Every kitesurfer dreams of coconut trees, blue lagoons, sunshine and a warm breeze. Except, we’ve landed on a completely different island: Iceland.
For the rest of JULY and early AUGUST F-One & Manera will be visiting the NORTH WEST region ! Stopping at all the top kiteboarding locations along the way, we are very excited to bring the entire collection to a spot near you! Look for the White Dodge F-One van at your beach and come say hello.
EAST COAST DEMO TOUR – F-ONE & MANERA 2016 SEASON For the month of June F-One/Manera Representative Billy Ackerman will be hosting a series of demos along the east coast of the United States. Stopping at all authorized dealers along the way, we are very excited to bring the entire collection to a store near […]
With the arrival a few days ago of the Spring & Summer models of the 2016 MANERA Wetsuits collection, we now have all models and sizes in stock. if you are in Northern California and further north, with still cold water,you might want to stick to our 4/3 or 5/4/3 models, but if you are in the Southern part of the country or for SUPing in general, the 3/2 full suit or 3/2 and 3/2 shorties will be perfect. There is a model for everybody and every conditions. Check the full collection. The built and fit of those suits is insane, you need to try them !