The Alpha wetsuit by Orca uses a combination of innovative technologies, such as 0.88 Free and Yamamoto 44 fabrics, as well as new FT1 technology in the knee panels to provide the most flexible wetsuit on the market. This wetsuit also boasts a new, shorter reverse zip system which doesn’t limit your stroke, offering flexibility like never before. The perfect weapon for swimmers with a natural swimming technique. Concentrate on what really matters and swim without limits.
Developed exclusively for Orca with Yamamoto corporation, Yamamoto 44 is the most stretchable wetsuit material available and only 1.5mm thick. Strategic placing of Yamamoto 44 fabric allows for a smaller zip than other wetsuits on the market. A smaller zip means less restriction and at the same time improves the product's waterproofing. The new zip system also prevents the wetsuit from opening during the race. Also developed with Yamamoto exclusively for Orca, 0.88 Free technology combines 5 thin layers of neoprene with a layer of reflective titanium. This combination allows the Alpha to provide exceptional thermal insulation while still measuring in at an astonishing 0.5mm thick, making it the thinnest wetsuit material on the market. The revolutionary 0.88 Free material is used in the arms and back, enabling a greater stroke length and marks a significant step forward in wetsuit technology.
The wetsuit's outer Super Composite Skin (SCS) coating has become the benchmark for neoprene coating in triathlon wetsuits. SCS coatings reduce friction in the water ensuring the fastest swim possible. Less friction equals more speed and the underwater dynamic friction co-efficient of the Nano SCS coating is 0.026 in comparison to 4.0 of regular neoprene. On the inside, the Infinity Skin lining provides the feeling of absolute freedom. Designed with a high-elasticity nylon that incorporates bamboo fibres, Infinity Skin offers greater flexibility while also maintaining body heat longer and reducing odor causing bacteria in the wetsuit.
HydroLite panels not only help the wetsuit come off easier for faster transitions but when combined with the SCS coating, causes water to slide off the wetsuit, without permeating it. This combination considerably helps your hydrodynamics. FT1 technology, exclusively from Orca, consists of ribbed neoprene and is used in the lower joints to achieve maximum elasticity to boost your kick. Finally, The buoyancy offered by this wetsuit keeps your position raised and horizontal without interfering with your swimming technique.
Features & Specs:
- Yamamoto 44, an extremely flexible 1.5mm thick material allows for the use of a smaller zipper for increased movement and waterproofing
- 0.88 Free material which includes titanium provides a warm yet incredibly thin .5mm barrier against the elements
- Super Composite Skin (SCS) coating is used for exceptionally low friction which glides through the water
- Infinity Skin lining provides a skin-friendly layer with bacteria resistant characteristics
- HydroLite panels allow the wetsuit to be removed with ease
- Ribbed FT1 panels provide flexibility in the knees to allow unencumbered movement
Free Exchanges: This product qualifies for free exchanges within the first 60 days after order. We'll cover the shipping both ways for US customers if you need a different size and/or color of this product. Returned product must be in new condition with all labels and packaging. Free exchanges apply only for product in stock or available for backorder.