If you are new to open-water swimming or triathlon and have also only recently taken up swimming then you're most likely looking for a wetsuit that gives you a helping hand. The Orca S7 was designed for the progressive swimmer in mind, 5mm thick neoprene panels found on the legs and placed on the hips helps raise you flat in the water meaning you are more efficient when swimming through it. A 3mm chest panel also prevents you from over-rotating when turning to breathe. Commonly, a weak core causes poor technique when breathing but this chest panel helps prevent energy-loss in this area. Finally, Orca's SCS coating repels water away from the suit meaning there is less friction between your body and the water which, in turn, gives you a boost to transition or the finish line!
The SCS coating on the neoprene, typical of high-end suits, reduces friction and helps to increase speed. Its micro-cellular structure repels water and creates less restriction when moving forward.
The lining in the neck area reduces friction and the likelihood of chafing. The material is soft to the touch and better for contact with the skin.
The S7 corrects your positioning, elevating you as much as possible. The 5-mm thick neoprene, used in the hips and legs, helps keep your lower body at the surface at all times. The 3-mm thick panel, located on the chest, prevents your body from swaying due to improper breathing.
The 2-mm Yamamoto panels, with 39-cell SCS lining on the forearms, shoulders and arms, combined with a flexible liner, maintain mobility and improve flexibility.
Yamamoto's Hydrolite 39-cell Panels, placed in the lower legs, make transitions faster. Removing the wetsuit is now is easier than ever.
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