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Anyone using 2014 NP Gear?

Postby shawn13 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:03 pm

Im looking at getting a new wetsuit and harness. I was thinking about the NP Rise and NP Mirage to replace my NPX Assassin and NPX Impact harness.

Anyone use the new gear and can provide some feedback? Thanks!

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Re: Anyone using 2014 NP Gear?

Postby dyyylan » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:27 pm

friend had one of the new wetsuits, i don't remember which one it was. it started falling apart after a few months, but he said it was super comfy. guess they sacrifice quality for comfort.

he also has a new npx harness and it looks very nice, he says it's very comfortable and doesn't ride up

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Re: Anyone using 2014 NP Gear?

Postby shawn13 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:38 am

So I picked up a 2014 5/4/3 NP Rise from http://www.silentsports.com/store/ and had my first session on it friday.

I was moving from a front zip to this rear zip. The suit kept me warm in 3 degree water (5 degree air) even tho its not as watertight as the front zip. Build quality looks pretty good and the suit stretched and flexed perfectly for my ride. I was extremely happy with my first session. Also, the colours are nice and bright which is what i was going for.

Will add more as I get more rides in it.

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Re: Anyone using 2014 NP Gear?

Postby bigwave » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:55 am

Thats awesome that you are liking the suit. When you get a couple more rides with it maybe you can do a full review and we can put it on the website. Do it soon though, apparently they fall apart after a couple months...LMAO! I tried the Lucifer today. At home, very toasty! lol

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Re: Anyone using 2014 NP Gear?

Postby Lanc » Fri May 02, 2014 2:57 pm

I'd also like to know how the new ones hold up, and the price does not look that bad. I also have the NPX Assassin and it was warm and comfy until it started falling apart after about 18 months (2 full seasons), its almost time for a new one. It lasted quite few months longer than the two ION suits I had before, one lasted 6 months ( half a season) and the other lasted a little over 12 months (2 seasons), both very warm and comfy while they were in one piece. Might give mystic a go as my warrior 3 has lasted well over three years now when all previous harness fell apart after 6-12 months.

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Re: Anyone using 2014 NP Gear?

Postby shawn13 » Mon May 05, 2014 2:12 pm

Update: I picked up a new Mirage on Saturday from Silentsports. Personally i'm a huge fan of blue and yellow so I'm extremely happy with the visual appearance of the harness.

This harness is a huge improvement over the NPX Impact I was previously using. It fits nicely between my ribs and hips. Tested it yesterday on a two hour session and the harness didn't move or pull up. Made a noticeable riding difference. Gave me great back support as well.

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Re: Anyone using 2014 NP Gear?

Postby shawn13 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:04 pm

Update 2: After a few more sessions on the new wetsuit and harness I am still loving it. :thumb:


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