The Equip offers the most flexible entry level open water swimming wetsuit to help you transition from pool to swimming in open water
|Wetsuit Type:||Full Sleeve|
The introduction of a superior lining in the 1.5 mm arms and shoulders allows range of motion and flexibility previously only associated with intermediate level wetsuits. A full front panel of Yamamoto neoprene allows for increased buoyancy and flexibility due to a reduction in seams. The Orca Equip. From the pool to the sea.
The Yamamoto Corporation is the world’s main supplier of high performance neoprene. Its seal represents quality, technology and innovation.
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.
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. Less friction = more speed!
Based on common errors in swim technique Orca has identified patterns that have been repeated by triathletes over the years. According to these behavior patterns they’ve have identified three types of triathlon swimmers; Natural, Progressive and Total
For each type of Swimmer Orca has two suits, each at varying price points. The natural line includes the Alpha and the Equip. The first is the leading model designed for efficient swimmers who are often among the first out of the water.
The Equip, in turn, is a comfortable elastic and more economical wetsuit. It features 1.5mm thick neoprene and has a specially designed neck that prevents rubbing. Ideal for people transitioning from pool to open water, this suit is considered entry level.
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 realized 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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|X Small||78 - 83cm||31″ - 33″||144 - 160cm||4′ 9″ - 5′ 3″||46 - 53kg||101 - 116lb|
|Small||83 - 89cm||33″ - 35″||157 - 167cm||5′ 3″ - 5′ 6″||54 - 61kg||119 - 134lb|
|Medium||89 - 94cm||35″ - 37″||165 - 177cm||5′ 5″ - 5′ 10″||60 - 67kg||132 - 148lb|
|Large||94 - 99cm||37″ - 39″||170 - 185cm||5′ 10″ - 6′ 1″||66 - 74kg||146 - 163lb|
|Extra Large||99 - 104cm||39″ - 41″||177 - 189cm||5′ 11″ - 6′ 4″||73 - 79kg||161 - 174lb|
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