The best wetsuit in our opinion ever created. The Archimedes (named after the great Physicists and Mathematician Archimedes and his Buoyancy principle) This suit quite simply delivers the buoyancy and flexibility that you would expect along with a host of benefits created by the experts in scientific and practical swimming development.
Available in two versions, because we do not all swim the same. Presented in 3:5 and 4:4 versions for those with sinking legs and those with good body alignment. No other suits on the market today aids your stroke, kick and body position like the Archimedes.
- X-O Skeleton for body alignment and Buoyancy
- NBR X-O Skeleton for aided buoyancy (3:5 Version only)
- Bicep release for stroke efficiency
- Arm Crossover alignment for correct positioning and reduced snaking/Fish tailing in the water
- Calf Release for improved kick, propulsion and circulation
- Break-away zipper for Transition speed
- The most flexible lining material available
- Neoprene flexibility, thickness and stretch combination unmatched in the industry.
The only Top level statement wetsuit available in two differing buoyancies. 4:4 and 3:5 Because irrelevant of your swim style, you still want the best.
X-O-Skeleton: Researched with Huub Toussaint and Swim Smooth, the X-O-Skeleton is the spine and support structure of the suit holding the core of the swimmer straight and aligned in the water. Many swimmers increase their drag and lose efficiency by fish-tailing their hips side to side as they swim, the X-O-Skeleton supports the swimmer and allows them to cut through the water arrow-straight and encourages good body roll for a more efficient stroke.
Bicep Release: To assist in developing a high elbow catch for great arm stoke propulsion. A concept developed by Swim Smooth in Perth Australia, these panels allow the bicep to expand naturally as the elbow is bent, dramatically reducing the restriction of the suit. The result is near-zero arm fatigue and an improved bent-elbow catch and pull-through under water.
Crossover Alignment: Up to 70% of swimmers cross-over the center line in front of their head when they swim, losing propulsion and causing them to snake through the water. What was developed is a unique over-reach system which restricts the crossing over movement and helps pull the lead arm straight. This is another feature of our suits that actually improves your stroke technique as you swim.
Calf Release: Huub Toussaint specified a new Achilles-friendly calf release system. This super flexible calf area of the suit creates less pressure on the calf and Achilles, and gives more range of movement. The result is a more efficient kick technique with less risk of cramping.
Breakaway Zipper: This zipper is the best design in the market with a super-fast exit with one-pull release. You can also zip-up without assistance.
3:5 3MM UPPER BODY MATERIALS AND 5MM LOWER BODY MATERIALS
85% of triathletes come to the sport from a non-swimming background and many suffer from low sinking legs in the water as they swim. Of course the buoyancy of any wetsuit helps bring the legs up higher but never before have wetsuits been designed specifically for these swimmers with a large buoyancy difference between the upper and lower bodies. Until you swim in one of these suits you won’t believe how high your legs can be, they will feel glued to the surface and your potential as a swimmer will be truly unleashed!
As we designed these sophisticated high technology suits, we increasingly moved away from neoprene towards new materials with properties of increased buoyancy and specified levels of stretch.
4:4 4MM UPPER AND LOWER BODY MATERIAL THICKNESS
Our 4:4 wetsuits are for the stronger swimmers who already have a great horizontal position and do not need the redistributed buoyancy of a 3:5 wetsuit. You’ll find perfectly distributed buoyancy to maintain the balance, harmony and efficiency of your stroke technique just as it feels in the pool. Like to use a bit of kick as you swim? No problem, these suits will let you do just that with a smooth natural action.