Review for Blue Seventy Men’s Helix Full Sleeve Wetsuit – 2019
FAST IS THE ONLY OPTIONThe sixth incarnation of the new HELIX is simply our finest suit ever.Built using all new LIFT technology this suit puts any swimmer in an efficient downhill swimming position. In addition to this cutting edge technology, the thick 5mm Yamamoto Aerodome core structure, gender specific side panels, proprietary TST panels, quick exit legs and the iconic reverse zipper work together to create the most flexible and comfortable suit possible. Athletes will be blown away by the natural swim rotation, balanced body position, and insane upper body flex.A true second skin and lightning fast through T1. BUOYANCY + – The HELIX is built on a 5-5-4 pattern, centralizing core buoyancy to raise the position of the hips in relation to the rest of the body. The chest and torso panels utilize super buoyant 5mm Yamamoto Aerodome to keep the hips high and promote an efficient downhill swimming position. VO2 CHEST PANEL – The redesigned split chest construction naturally and anatomically accentuates the lungs, producing the optimal amount of buoyancy while maximizing stretch during respiration. AQUA FEEL – Ultra light catch panels made with the same hydrophobic textile fabric used in our swimskins. These minimalistic forearm panels increase awareness of arm position in the water, encouraging better technique and more power. REVERSE ZIPPER – Friction free neck design with lower profile and more sighting freedom than any other suit LAYERED INSULATION FOAM TECHNOLOGY (LIFT) – The new HELIX benefits from extra lift at the back legs from ultra buoyant NBR foam sandwiched between premium Yamamoto rubber and jersey liner. This panel technology allows us to strategically place high buoyancy sections at the back legs, lifting the suit up in the water. TORSIONAL STRETCH TECHNOLOGY (TST) – The distinct blue panels of the HELIX have been a standout feature since the first model was released in 2006. For 2018 we further advanced this technology by pairing the premium Yamamoto 40 cell blown blue rubber with ultrastretch jersey to provide amazing arm and shoulder mobility. ULTRATHIN ARMS – Premium Yamamoto 40 cell arm and arm gussets provide the flexibility and comfort of a second skin with the speed and propulsion of a full suit. FIT PANELS – Body mapped, gender specific 3mm Fit Panels contoured for an improved fit on land and excellent rotation in the water. FLEXIBILITY – Highly flexible 100% nylon ultra-stretch jersey is lighter and features a 35% improvement in elongation compared to the previous jersey.