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Top Features of the Orca Mens Sonar Fullsleeve Wetsuit
- Class leading intermediate level wetsuit
- New Aerodome panels help to optimise swim position
- Re-engineered arm and shoulder construction improves range of motion
- Seamless torso and full SCS coverage increases speed and buoyancy
- HydroLift Buoyancy Cells position arms in catch phase of stroke
- [Lining] [Shoulders/arms] Multi-stretch
- [Lining] [Rest of body] Powerstretch
- [Lower back] Aerodome Panel
- [Calf] Aerodome Panel
- Hydrolift Body Panel
- Hydrostroke Forearm Panel
- Low Profile Neck Seal
- Hydrolift Buoyancy Cell
ca’s most popular wetsuit just got better. The Orca Sonar has been the class leading mid-range wetsuit for the last five years, thanks to its balance of performance and value for money. For people serious about open water swimming who are looking for a step up from an entry level wetsuit, the new generation Sonar offers more technology than ever before.
The Sonar has been re-engineered to include panels of Orca’s Aerodome neoprene – 4mm panels that contain hundreds of air cavities that provide over 30% more buoyancy than a standard equivalent neoprene. The Aerodome has been positioned in the small of the back and back calf area to help lift the torso and legs in the water. The buoyancy of the new Aerodome panels is complimented by the seamless front 4mm HydroLift Body Panel.
The Sonar’s panel construction has also been modified to enhance flexibility in the shoulder and arm areas - with the DeltaStretch Shoulder Panel, HyperStretch Underarm and MultiStretch inner lining providing excellent range of movement.
The Sonar also benefits from the comfortable new low profile neck seal, designed to sit flat against the neck, limiting water entry and reducing the incidence of chafing. HydroLift Buoyancy Cells are areas of padded foam, positioned on the upper forearm sleeve area to encourage a better arm position in the entry and catch phases of the stroke, increasing power and reducing fatigue. The 3mm stretch neoprene Speed Transition Calf Panel, allows an easier and quicker transition. The HydroStroke Forearm Panel is a distinctive silicone print, which catches the water through the pull phase of the stroke, increasing power.
To view high resolution images of Chris McCormack - 2 x Ironman World Champion wearing the Orca Sonar wetsuit click here
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.
About the Orca brand
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.
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