Review for Orca Women’s S6 Full Sleeve Wetsuit – 2017
If you’re looking for an entry level open water swimming wetsuit that offers great flexibility and buoyancy at a superb price point.FLEXIBILITY – 2mm 39cell SCS coated Yamamoto underarm, shoulder and arm panels combined with a flexible Powerstretch lining provide a superb range of motion and improve flexibility.BUOYANCY – SCS coated Yamamoto front panel and a 4.5mm lower back panel provides maximum buoyancy and freedom of movement in the water.COMFORT – With less panels on the legs and arms, both functionality and comfort of the suit has been increased from it’s S5 predecessor.39CELL – Yamamoto 39cell is an extremely flexible neoprene which supports an uninhibited natural swimming motion. 39cell extends to a 513% elongation rate, meaning this material is sure to move with you. Added benefits of zero water absorption and zero weight variation can mean only one thing: more speed. A fine balance between buoyancy and flexibility, 39cell is a durable material which will stand the test of time and distance, representing the best neoprene available in it’s class.SCS – Acting as a coating over closed-cell neoprene, Super Composite Skin (SCS) has become the benchmark for coating the smoothskin neoprene used in triathlon wetsuits, to reduce friction and increase speed through the water. The micro-cell structure of the SCS coating repels water when in contact with air and reduces surface resistance when in contact with water.HYDROLITE – HydroLite panels make transition that extra bit faster using the super fast SCS which combined with a special lining which absorbs less water to improve buoyancy while also being extremely sleek -making the suit fast to remove in transition saving you precious seconds.INFINITY SKN – It’s what’s on the inside that counts and Orca’s unique InfinitySkn lining plays an integral part in the unbelieveable flexibility of our wetsuits. Constructed from a high stretch nylon, InfinitySkn is strategically placed where ultimate stretch is required and allows the wetsuit to move dynamically through your swim stroke.MATERIALS – Collar: SCS, 2mm 39cell, Hydrolite.Underarm: SCS, 2mm 39cell, InfinitySkn.Chest: SCS, 3mm 38cell, InfinitySkn.Thighs: Smoothskin, 4.5mm 38cell.Shins: SCS, 3mm 39cell.Back: Smoothskin, 3mm 38cell.Sleeves: SCS, 2mm 39cell.Back Hips: Smoothskin, 4.5mm 38cell.Hamstrings: Smoothskin, 3mm 38cell.Calves: Hydrolite, 3mm 39cell, InfinitySkn.