When you put on a WAIHANA Kajiki Wetsuit, you will feel the quality immediately. Brilliant additions like an integrated distress whistle located on the shoulder will keep you feeling safe all day while our new leg pocket with a magnetic closure keeps essential items handy when you need them most. Our silver titanium dioxide lining makes it a breeze to slip into the suit while underway, and with thick screen printing on the lower panel of the jacket, you won't go sliding around above deck. WAIHANA.
Kajiki is a term for pacific blue marlin that is commonly used around Hawaii’s fish markets and offshore fishing fleets. The name for all marlin in the Hawaiian language is A’u, and this distinction was derived from the Japanese name Kurokajiki. The blue marlin is no doubt the apex billfish of its pelagic environment. In 1970 the largest recorded pacific blue marlin ever caught on rod and reel weighing in at 1805 pounds was landed by a group of anglers aboard the charter boat Coreene C skippered by Capt. Cornelius Choy. Though males rarely exceed 300 lbs and females rarely exceed 1000 lbs, larger females are out there. Commercial fisherman have reportedly boated much larger fish with rumors existing of a behemoth Blue Marlin brought into the famous Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan that weighed in at nearly 2,500 pounds. Lacking the obvious stripes of the nairagi aka striped marlin this apex predator relies on its color contrast to blend in.
Our newest suit was designed with the blue water hunter in mind and features many careful design elements catered to the open ocean freediving environment. The kajiki and virtually all open ocean pelagic fish rely on dark to light contrast to blend in with the sun rays on the surface, or the deeper darker shades of the deep from below. This was part a cornerstone of the design inspiration we applied to creating our newest wetsuit.
1.5mm or 3.5mm Performance Neoprene
2-Tone dye camouflage on Ultra-Stretch Poly Lycra Laminate
.999 Silver Titanium Dioxide Internal Coating
Kajiki Jacket Details
7mm chest loading pad on exterior of suit
Preformed arms for ultimate fit/comfort
Glue-reinforced stitching on elbows, chestpad, and whistle pocket
Emergency Whistle with integrated pocket
Protective screens on chestpad, elbows and seat area