Swimrun is a relatively new endurance race movement that began in Sweden in 2006 and is rapidly growing in popularity. Competing in teams of two, athletes race across numerous islands alter-nating open-water swimming and trail-running to get to their destination. Because of the unique nature of this race, a specific wetsuit is required that can be just as easily run in as swum in, whilst also being durable and storing compulsories such as GPS and nutrition. After listening to the needs of athletes competitive in this sport, we developed the Orca SwimRun.
If you’re looking for a durable wetsuit designed specifically for the swim/run race events that will give you the flexibility and buoyancy required for the swim, while not compromising on the freedom of movement and storage that is essential for the run.
FLEXIBILITY - 2mm arm and crotch panels make this suit super flexy for not only the swim, but also the run so there is no bulky neoprene getting in the way of your stride.
BUOYANCY - 7mm front leg panels provide the buoyancy required to be in the best swimming position in the water.
STORAGE - Handy inner front pockets provide storage of race compulsories like GPS.
DURABILITY - Durable butt panel protects the suit if the inevitable slipping and sliding should happen.
VERSATILITY - Front and back zips allow speedy transition in and out of the suit and allows greater freedom of movement on the run.
39CELL - 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 it’s class.
SCS - Acting as a coating over closed-cell neoprene, Super Composite Skin (SCS) has become the benchmark for coating the smoothskin neoprene used in triathlon wetsuits, to reduce friction and increase speed through the water. The micro-cell structure of the SCS coating repels water when in contact with air and reduces surface resistance when in contact with water.
EXO-CELL - Exo-Cell is a unique sandwich-designed neoprene that provides over 25% more buoyancy than Aerodome. Panels of Exo-Cell are used in strategic panels to optimise swimming position.
HYDROLITE - HydroLite panels make transition that extra bit faster using the super fast SCS which combined with a special lining which absorbs less water to improve buoyancy while also being extremely sleek -making the suit fast to remove in transition saving you precious seconds.
INFINITY SKN - It’s what’s on the inside that counts and Orca’s unique InfinitySkn lining plays an integral part in the unbelieveable flexibility of our wetsuits. Constructed from a high stretch nylon, InfinitySkn is strategically placed where ultimate stretch is required and allows the wetsuit to move dynamically through your swim stroke.
Collar: SCS, 1.5mm 39cell, Hydrolite.
Underarm: SCS, 1.5mm 39cell, InfinitySkn.
Chest: SCS, 2mm 39cell, Infinityskn.
Front Hips: SCS, 2mm 39cell, Hydrolite.
Thighs: SCS, 8mm exo-cell 39cell, Hydrolite.
Shoulders: SCS, 2mm 39cell, Hydrolite.
Back: SCS, 3mm 39cell, InfinitySkn.
Sleeves: SCS, 1mm 39cell, Hydrolite.
Hamdstrings: DuraSkn, 4mm 39cell, InfinitySkn.