Orca Men's RS1 Dream Kona Tri Tank - 2015Orca
If you want state-of-the-art apparel specially designed for longer distances, that comes into it's own in the heat. Your best bet for longer distance racing, come rain or shine.
DRAG REDUCTION - Carbon6 water repellent coating reduces drag in the water and so increases swim speed and retains natural buoyancy due to the prevention of water entering the fabric.
HEAT REFLECTION TECHNOLOGY - Main body Oxygen fabric with Cold Black technology makes it feel like you're wearing a white suit - perfect for hot condtions with no worries about see-through issues.
LIGHTWEIGT - At less than 100gsm weight, FeatherLite side panels give that second-skin feeling and incredible freedom of movement.
STORAGE - Handy seam-sealed back pockets provide room for extra fuel during the race.
Carbon 6 – The Carbon 6 Water Repellent coating is applied to fabrics to reduce their drag when swimming. It does this by preventing water from penetrating the yarn. This means that the water glides over the fabric-reducing resistance and therefore increasing speed. Because water is not able to penetrate the yarn the fabric remains dry and so lighter, maintaining the natural buoyancy of the swimmer.
FeatherLite – Orca exclusive FeatherLite, is a very light and thin fabric-weight in at just 80gsm – used specifically on the side panels in the body and in the legs throughout the RS1 range. The second-skin feeling it gives is due to its weight, breathability and moisture wicking. Offers excellent UV protection for it’s lightweight feel.
Cold Black Technology – Cold Black technology, which is coating applied to the Oxygen fabric featured across the RS1 Dream Kona range, reflects the sun away from the body making it feel like you’re wearing white when you’re wearing black. This allows you to stay cooler for longer in warm conditions, keeping your core body temperature lower.
Oxygen – The 130gsm Oxygen fabric used across the RS1 Dream Kona styles was chosen for it’s fast-drying hydrophobic surface, making it great for the swim, combined with it’s UV protection and high breathability important for the rest of the race. With the application of Cold Black Technology to keep you cool this fabric is the ultimate for long distance hot conditions.