Review for Orca Women’s Equip Wetsuit – 2017
If you’re looking for the most flexible entry-level open water swimming wetsuit to help you transition from pool swimming to open water.FLEXIBILITY – 1.5mm arms and shoulders combined with the superior InfinitySkin lining allows this suit to achieve a range of motion and flexibility previously associated only with intermediate level wetsuits.BUOYANCY – An enlarged front panel of 4mm SCS 39cell Yamamoto neoprene combined with a 4mm lower back panel provides buoyancy and refines body positioning in the water.SPEEDY TRANSITIONS – A larger jersey panel at the back of the legs makes this suit super quick to get of in transition, saving you time where it counts.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 top end 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, 1.5mm 39cell, InfinitySkn.Front Body Panel: SCS, 4mm 39cell, InfinitySkn.Shin: SCS, 3mm 39cell, InfinitySkn.Back: Smoothskin, 3mm 38cell, InfinitySkn.Sleeves: SCS, 2mm 39cell, InfinitySkn.Hamstrings: Smoothskin, 4mm 38cell.Calf: Hydrolite, 2.3mm 39cell, InfinitySkn.
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