Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Spy shots: New Nookie Assassin suit

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We've managed to get some spy shots of the all new Nookie Assassin suit. Steve Whetman dropped into the shop earlier today to show us Nookies newest piece of paddling kit, the long awaited Assassin dry suit.

The first thing we noticed was the fantastic fabric. The Assassin is made from 3ply Bamboo herringbone fabric with Enduro mesh reinforced shoulders, elbows, wrist cuffs, ankle cuffs, knees & seat. The Herringbone pattern fabric not only looks super cool, but is soft and flexible, as well as tough, warm and breathable. The Enduro mesh is tough, it was originally designed for motorcycle protective clothing, yet it too is also soft and flexible.

The styling is top notch too, the herringbone fabric looks great in contrasting dark grey/brown and lime green, topped off with cool new Assassin Logo and text across the shoulders, as well as reflective piping, and subtle touches of colour under the zip covers and around the waist draw cord.

The Suit features tough and very water tight BDM Brass coil zips, both across the shoulders and the front relief zip. Both zips have two tone covers to protect not only the zips, but also your kit from the teeth of the zip, the zips also have built in tags to help you open and close them. The neck features a latex seal, with outer neo "O"ring cover as do the wrists, and your feet are enclosed in more herringbone fabric socks. The waist comes with Nookies OPUS system for a great snug fit and an excellent seal with your spraydeck.

The Assassin is due to hit the shelves on the First of September, just in time for the winter paddling season, and just in time for the South West Canoe Show 2009.