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Orca: 2009 wetsuit range
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Posted on: Monday 9th March 2009


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Orca are undeniably one of the premier brands within the sport of triathlon, and have been producing the finest quality and most innovative wetsuits and apparel for well over 15 years. Orca equipment has proven itself at the highest levels - including Olympic gold for Hamish Carter in Athens, 2004.

Orca have just announced their latest wetsuit range for 2009, which offers triathletes of all levels, some of the finest neoprene money can buy. With open-water season just weeks away, check out the full Orca 2009 wetsuit range below.

For more information on the full range of Orca products, go to www.orca.com/category/wetsuits.


Orca Alpha Logo

The Orca Alpha offers a wetsuit swim like you've never experienced before. You get amazing flexibility, fit and comfort from the Yamamoto #40 Cell neoprene, which has been shaped for maximum stretch across the wetsuit, while the Nano SCS coating generates increased speed and buoyancy.

Mens AlphaAt the heart of Alpha's unbelievable flexibility is the FreeStroke 3 System which comprises of three unique 1.5mm panels, each designed to address a key area of the stroke phase. The seamless FreeWing panel runs from the lateral area, through the underarm and across the chest for incredible reach through the entry and catch phase of the stroke. During the pull-through phase of the stroke the FreeFlex back panel allows the trapezius and latissimus muscles to work unhindered, driving you through the water. The FreeFly arm panel is integral in limiting resistance on the deltoids, reducing the effort required in the recovery phase of the stroke.

Meanwhile, what lies beneath is just as important. The 4 Way Free Stretch lining is constructed from a high stretch nylon, allowing the wetsuit to move dynamically with the wearer.

The Alpha also features Orca's new AquaTread forearm panel. 3mm neoprene has been pressed into a tyre tread-like surface, to grab at the water. The panel has also been moulded to increase the water catchment area, increasing power with each stroke.

Womens Alpha5mm panels of Yamamoto's latest AeroDome neoprene have been placed on the front and rear of the torso, using hundreds of internally crafted air cavities to generate 30% more buoyancy.

Balancing buoyancy with flexibility, the 3mm Core Xtension sector is used across the chest to allow for full body rotation and reach through each stroke.

Key Information
Yamamoto #40 Cell neoprene provides ultimate wetsuit stretch and comfort.
Unique shoulder and arm panels provide Orca's most flexible wetsuit ever.
Latest Yamamoto Aerodome neoprene, pioneered in conjunction with Orca, provides buoyancy around the torso.
Worn by the world's fastest triathlon swimmers.


Orca Alpha Logo

3.8 MenThe all new Orca 3.8 has been further refined to provide more buoyancy than any other triathlon wetsuit, making it ideal for endurance distance swimmers, and those who want all the help they can get.

The 3.8 features the unique AeroDome Core Equilibrium which wraps 5mm panels of Yamamoto AeroDome neoprene completely around the torso area of the wetsuit, providing the core of your body 30% more buoyancy Hundreds of air cavities within the neoprene act to place you in the optimum swimming position, raising your legs and torso in the water for increased power and speed.

The 3.8 also introduces new HydroLift Buoyancy Cells - these cells of foam are positioned on the forearm area of the sleeves on the wetsuit. The buoyancy cells assist with the reduction of arm fatigue by helping to raise the elbows in the water during the catch and pull phases of the stroke, providing increased propulsion.

Womens 3.8Orca's new AquaTread forearm panel has been developed to increase power with each stroke. 3mm neoprene has been pressed into a tyre tread-like surface, to grab at the water. The panel has also been moulded to increase the water catchment area.

Flexibility is also of crucial importance and the Orca 3.8 benefits from the 2mm CardioFlex chest panel. This panel allows for greater freedom of movement across the chest and shoulders.

The flexibility of the outer panels of the 3.8 is also matched by materials used on the inner lining. The lining of a wetsuit plays an integral part in ensuring the maximum amount of stretch possible. The 3.8 uses Orca's MultiStretch lining around the upper torso to aid in flexibility around the arms, shoulders, chest and back.

Key Information
Designed for endurance distance swimmers and those looking for increased buoyancy.
Yamamoto AeroDome neoprene - second generation of AirLite neoprene first used on Orca 3.8.
AeroDome Core Equilibrium lifts torso and legs into optimum swimming position.
Wetsuit of choice for 2007 Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack and eight time Ironman New Zealand winner Cameron Brown.
New features include Aerodome Core Equilibrium, HydroLift Buoyancy Cells and AquaTread forearm panels.


Orca Sonar Logo

The Orca Sonar has been recognised around the world as the leading intermediate level triathlon wetsuit. The refined version of the Sonar offers even more exceptional value with additional features and a standout new "Orca Fibre" print on the shoulders in men's and women's colourways.

Sonar MenThe Orca Sonar is constructed from #39 Cell SCS a dense structure Yamamoto neoprene that delivers exceptional buoyancy and flexibility.

A new feature for the Sonar is the HydroLift Buoyancy Cell - these cells of foam are positioned on the forearm area of the sleeves on the wetsuit The buoyancy cells assist with the reduction of arm fatigue by helping to raise the elbows in the water during the catch and pull phases of the stroke, providing increased propulsion.

For those looking for a performance wetsuit, but not the top end price tag, the Sonar offers a host of features, including the DeltaStretch Shoulder Panel, which is matched with the HyperStretch Underarm and MultiStretch inner lining around the shoulders to provide excellent range of movement.

Womens SonarHydroLift Body and leg panels and a seamless torso provide buoyancy and help keep the swimmer in an optimum position and increase speed.

The Sonar also has a revised HydroStroke Forearm Panel with the print matching the shoulder design, and benefits from the addition of the DuoSmooth 3 neck panel first seen in the 3.8 and Apex 2. The 3mm stretch neoprene Speed Transition Calf Panel allows an easier and quicker transition.

Key Information
Class leading intermediate level wetsuit.
Excellent range of motion thanks to unique combination of shoulder and underarm neoprene panels and inner lining.
Seamless torso and full SCS coverage aids optimum swimming position and increased speed.
New features include the DuoSmooth 3 neck seal, HydroStroke forearm panel and HydroLift Buoyancy Cells.


Orca Sonar Logo

Orca has re-written the text book for entry level triathlon wetsuits with the all new Orca Equip. The wetsuit has been re-designed to feature ultra-flexible and comfortable flatlock stitched 1mm SCS neoprene sleeves. These sleeves provide more freedom of movement - perfect for those transitioning from pool swimming, or unfamiliar with swimming in a wetsuit.

Equip MenWith Orca's proven track record in producing the world's leading wetsuits, the Equip provides a solid platform for those serious about getting into open water swimming. The front of the Equip is constructed of durable, performance-quality Yamamoto HydroCell SCS neoprene, with 5mm panels on the upper body and 3mm panels on the lower body for increased buoyancy.

A new feature for the Equip is the HydroStroke Forearm Panel, first seen on the Orca Apex 2. The panel has a distinctive silicone print, which catches the water through the pull phase of the stroke, increasing power.

The water resistant QuadraFlex underarm panels ensure flexibility and freedom of movement where you need it most. The Orca Equip offers a broader more versatile fit, making it more accessible for a wider range of athletes.

Equip Women

 

The Orca Equip also benefits from the Speed Transition Calf, a 3mm stretch neoprene that allows for a faster and easier transition.

 

Key Information
All the features and performance required by someone serious about getting into open water swimming.
Performance level, durable Yamamoto neoprene provides excellent buoyancy and flexibility.
Broader, more versatile fit.
New features include 1mm flatlock stitched sleeves and HydroStroke forearm panels.

 


For more information on the full range of Orca products, go to www.orca.com/category/wetsuits.


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