Orca Triathlon Wetsuits
One thing you’ll notice immediately upon sliding into an Orca S6 Wetsuit is that it fits incredibly well. Orca designs products with the athlete in mind and with the direct feedback of some of the elite names in our sport. Anyone heard of Craig Alexander? Many of Orca’s most innovative new designs and features are the direct result of working with professional athletes. Who else could provide the insight into what really works on the race course?
Orca products are designed and tested on athletes, not computer models. The design, materials and production techniques are always at the cutting edge. Creating a wetsuit line such as the one you are about to see takes years of experience. In the congested world of look-a-like triathlon wetsuits, Orca truly stands out with a suit for any occasion. Come see why some of the most accomplished athletes in the history of triathlon started and finished with Orca triathlon apparel and wetsuits.
The S6 is the ideal entry level open water wetsuit that offers great flexibility and buoyancy at a superb price point.
Features of the Orca S6 Mens Wetsuit 2016
2mm 39cell SCS coated Yamamoto underarm, shoulder and arm panels combined with a flexible Powerstretch lining provide a superb range of motion and improve flexibility.
Orca S6 has 5mm SCS coated Yamamoto front panel and a 5mm lower back panel provides maximum buoyancy and freedom of movement in the water.
With less panels on the legs and arms, both functionality and comfort of the suit has been increased from it’s S5 predecessor. 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 is a unique sandwich-designed neoprene that provides over 25% more buoyancy than Aerodome. Panels of Exo-Cell are used in strategic panels on the Predator, Alpha and 3.8 to optimise swimming position.
HydroLite panels featured on the Orca S6 make transition that extra bit faster using the super fast SCS (Nano ICE in the Predator) which combined with a special lining which absorbs less water to improve buoyancy while also being extremely sleek. Making the Orca S6 suit fast to remove in transition saving you precious seconds.
It’s what’s on the inside that counts and Orca’s unique InfinitySkn lining plays an integral part in the unbelievable flexibility of our top end wetsuits. Constructed from a high stretch nylon, InfinitySkn is strategically placed where ultimate stretch is required.
A wetsuit for every swim style
Orca biggest focus has been on how they can help athletes swim faster when they’re in their wetsuits. Orca know that not all swimmers are alike. Within their wetsuit range they offer wetsuits to suit every swim style and budget so that every athlete’s individual needs can be met. In over twenty years of studying swimmers, they’ve narrowed these main requirements down to the following:
Orca S6 Mens Wetsuit 2016 Reviews
“The Orca S6 triathlon wetsuit gives a overall great performance for freediver. It is not designed specific for it. Nice as expected.”
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality
“Great buoyancy. Sizing chart is accurate. Sleeves do not restrict arm rotation and fitting on not as cumbersome as other products. Dries fairly quickly. Lightweight. Must buy for any dedicated athlete wanting to take it to another level. Bit pricy but you are going to have it for a while. ORCA arsenal was not easy making the choice as their product line is so diverse.”
Pros: Good Fit, High Quality