The Isurus Alpha Elite 232 is a high-performance wetsuit built using Japanese Yamamoto Neoprene. It incorporates a number of innovative design characteristics and has been crafted with extreme attention to detail. The Isurus wetsuit design philosophy is based around compression technology, which is used by athletes in a range of sports, from swimming to athletics, to rugby. Now this kind of technology is available to surfers who are looking to add a spring to their step and improve recovery time.
So let’s take a look at the 5 features we like most about the Isurus Alpha Elite 232.
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Integrating compression technology into wetsuit design is highly innovative and I think Isurus have nailed it, creating something unique in a wetsuit market that can be full of acronyms, but lacking in substance.
In my opinion this technology, combined with their Muscle Stabilisation Taping works, and I miss the feel of the Isurus when I use alternative wetsuits.
This wetsuit is super thin yet matches wetsuits comprised of way more rubber. In our testing we found he 232 is warmer than a 4mm – significantly thicker – wetsuit by a competing brand.
Dries Really Fast
You’ll read this in comments around the web and I’ll repeat it here. The Isurus is hands-down the fastest drying wetsuit I’ve ever owned. An hour in a windy spot and you’re good to go. Maybe most impressive is that putting on a wet Isurus suit is not a drag – literally. The suit slides on easily – forget your old plastic bag tricks forever!
Excellent inner taping results in no pinhole leaks or unexpected flushing.
Easy to put on and silky smooth to touch, I find the Isurus a breath of fresh air. There’s nothing like having a morning surf and then by afternoon your wetsuit is dry and super easy to put on.
5 years after this article was published we are delighted to inform you that the Isurus Alpha Elite 232 is still going strong. The neck lining may be a little ragged and there was a fin-induced tear down the side but we patched it up and the suit is still a regular favourite in autumn or spring conditions. We love it and highly recommend Isurus as one of the best brands available today.