The Sonar wetsuit has been created by Orca as the ideal suit for the 'total swimmer', great for meeting your technical needs and capabilities as a triathlete in both racing and training, ranking as one of Orca's most versatile wetsuit. Orca designed the wetsuit to find an ideal blend between buoyancy as well as flexibility to allow you to swim as efficiently as possible, with this wetsuit holding your body in the correct position while in the water. Buoyancy is one of the key factors in designing a quality wetsuit which is why Ocra structured the Sonar to offer 30% more buoyancy in order to hold you in a horizontal and lifted position when swimming, keeping you on top of the water and propelling you forward more effectively. The Sonar features Aerodome technology as well as CLS tech that both work to hold your lower body in a more stable position, preventing you from twisting and wasting energy. The Sonar is also designed to adapt to your body shape, with the Women's version of the Sonar specifically designed to follow the shape of the woman's body, moulding to your figure for a comfortable fit. Lastly, the Sonar has been created using 1.5mm Yamamoto 39 panels and Super Stretch lining to elongate your swim stroke, meaning you can swim further with less energy.
Yamamoto 39 Cell Neoprene Technology
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 its class.
Super Skin Composite
Super Composite Skin (SCS) is the leading triathlon wetsuit lining because of its capacity to reduce friction and to provide the best possible hydrodynamics. Orca uses the most innovative version of Nano SCS, developed by the Yamamoto company, to ensure top speed in the water. The friction coefficient in the water of Orca’s Nano SCS is 0.026, as compared to an average of 4.0 for the other wetsuits.
The inner Infinity Skin lining provides a feeling of absolute freedom. Designed based on a high-elasticity nylon that incorporates bamboo fibres, this technology is applied to the lining of our wetsuits to offer you greater flexibility with each stroke. This cloth maintains body heat longer, reduces body odour and the appearance of bacteria in your wetsuit. It is also made from natural eco-friendly materials to prevent the appearance of skin irritation and care for the environment.
The all-new SuperStretch lining featured on the chest of the Sonar is a lightweight lining that is super stretchy due to its makeup and the way it has been knitted. It absorbs little water, meaning the panel stays more buoyant and contributes to making the chest really stretchy for unrestricted breathing.
This new technology applied to the lower trunk area provides 30% greater buoyancy for swimmers. The secret lies in its composition: hundreds of cavities located between two layers of previously treated neoprene. Unlike the Exo-lift, the inner layer of this material is made up of a high-quality lining that gives the wetsuit greater elasticity. Orca uses this material in the areas with the greatest body weight to raise you up to an optimal position in the water.
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