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Go Pro-X!

Upgrade your base layer to another level...!

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Performance Base Layers

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Available in Men's & Women's designs, sizes and colours – long and short sleeve.

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Go Pro-X!

Upgrade your base layer to another level...!

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Performance Base Layers

(without PRO-X torso membrane)

Available in Men's & Women's designs, sizes – long and short sleeve. Click on product to see other colours available.

£21.00 - £24.00

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ICON FOUNDER

Meet MARK RESSEL – best known to everyone simply as ‘Res’, the founder of ICON. Res is one of those guys who has been fortunate enough to have pursued his passions in life, today having turned them into a business. Growing up on the shores of the mighty Atlantic Ocean, surfing and paddlesport are naturally engrained into his DNA. Combine this with an insuppressible passion for achieving high performance – whatever the challenge – and you'll see just how ICON is the personification of the man himself...

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"It began with surfing, then surf life saving and ILS surf ski paddling... later moving onto flat water sprint and marathon kayak racing and ocean surfski racing. Then one day during a challenging training paddle session, it hit me: 'Paddlers are compromising their performance having to make do with kit made for other sports!'

I was already working hard establishing ICON as a leading manufacturer of custom-designed ILS surfskis, so I had to wait a few years before I was finally able to turn my attention to creating new innovations. Operation 'Project I' began in 2013 when production finally started, beginning an exciting new journey for ICON in the creation of apparel and equipment specifically tailored to the needs of the performance paddler.

Things began tentatively with sales of base layers. After testing various fabrics, I decided to settle on MicroSense fabric – a tried and tested material and already in the marketplace, its wicking and moisture repellent properties perfect for the needs of water-based performance sports, but not so well known in paddlesport.

Next on my list was spraydecks. We tested demand for superior-quality, tailored racing spray decks, launching our (now highly popular), 'Sprint Pro' and 'Zip Pro' decks, made from award-winning Aquatherm® material, also leading on to inspire us to create our Thermo-Pro pogies.

Res in Competitive Paddlesport


Highlights of his paddling racing career include:

Surf Life Saving Open British Titles

  • 2 x Single Ski and 6 x Double Ski

British Ocean Ski Open Titles

  • 4 x Single Ski (2016 winner) and 1 x Double Ski

International Ocean Ski

  • Molokai 2012 Double Ski – 3rd
  • Mauritius Ocean Ski Classic 2013 – 14th
  • European Masters 2014 – 1st

British Sprint Kayaking Men’s A 1000m

  • 2014 K1 / k2 / k4 – 1st, 2015 K1 5th / k2 1st / k4 1st

 

By 2015, shorts, tights and accessories had now also been included into the ICON portfolio; and then in 2017, the heat really did turn up with the launch of the amazing, XO-Flex Speedskin Jacket – probably our most innovative garment yet to date. This original ICON innovation felt like a big gamble at the time – a jacket made from stretchy rubber was radically different to anything out there. But before long, discerning paddlers were recognising the benefits and it has been one of our best selling products ever since.

Demand for the XO-Flex inspired me again to go onto develop the Pro-X base layer in 2018, and similarly to the XO-Flex, this ICON innovation is gaining popularity as more and more performance paddlers discover the benefits.

Since we built our first ILS ski and launched the brand, ICON has come a long way, recognised as a leading pioneer in developing designs and innovations that span the ever-growing spectrum of performance paddlesport, including: Racing Canoeing (C1/C2/Outrigger); Racing Kayaking (K1/K2/K3/K4); ILS and Ocean surfski; Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and lie down paddleboarding (Prone) – whether for ocean, coastal or flat waters...  

And the ICON journey feels like it's only really just begun..."

#passionperformance

Go Pro-X!

Upgrade your base layer to another level...!

Available in Men's & Women's

Sold out

Performance Base Layers

(without PRO-X torso membrane)

Available in Men's & Women's designs, sizes and colours – long and short sleeve.

£21.00 - £23.00