|Wetsuit Type:||Full Sleeve|
The main construction of the TRN is a 2-2.5mm Smoothskn neoprene front and back with flat lock stitching, which balances flexibility, buoyancy and thermal protection. The performance-grade SCS coated 1.5mm Yamamoto 39 cell neoprene used on the shoulder panels is highly flexible for excellent range of motion, while the 2mm high stretch jersey side panels offer flexibility and comfort through the full swim stroke and kick.
The TRN has a polyester lining, which helps protect the wetsuit from the effects of chlorine and warm water, making it ideal for use in pool training and races. People with higher end race wetsuits can also use the TRN as their second wetsuit for more regular training thanks to its durability.
Modern triathlon wetsuits were invented by Dan Empfield in 1987 and are customized to the needs of triathletes, they generally incorporate the following key features which differentiates them from a normal wetsuit. 1, Thinner and/or more pliable rubber near the shoulders. 2, Long zippers to facilitate quick removal during transition. In addition, tri wetsuits have a very smooth, but often fragile, surface. This slick surface helps to reduce water friction and allows a faster swim. Another advantage of a tri wetsuit is the added buoyancy that the wetsuit provides, this can provide triathletes with a considerable speed and energy saving advantage over swimming without a suit.
Whilst working as a swim coach, and from his first hand experience in competing in triathlon, Scott Unsworth realised that the wetsuits used at the time were completely inadequate for swimming. In 1992 Scott started up a company called Performance Speedsuits Ltd, based out of his parent's house in Auckland, New Zealand. He began to develop his "Speedsuits", which featured greater flexibility and buoyancy than other existing wetsuits. The business started with Scott selling his Speedsuits from the back of his car at swim meets and triathlon events. The Speedsuits quickly gained a following amongst athletes and the business started to grow. Scott was taking his first steps towards introducing what would become Orca, to the world. A young New Zealand triathlete named Hamish Carter became one of the first athletes to sign up with the company that is now Orca. Over the next 13 years Hamish Carter went on to become one of the best known triathletes in the world - culminating in a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
|Sizing Guide For Orca Men's Wetsuits|
|Body Type||Extra Small-Small||Small||Medium||Medium-Tall||Medium-Large||Large-Tall||Large-Broad Chest||Extra Large-Broad Chest||Extra Extra Large-Broad Chest|
|Sizing Guide For Orca Women's Wetsuits|
|Body Type||Extra Small-Small||Small-Medium||Medium||Large|
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