HUUB Albacore? An explanation…
It was five years ago at the Sandown Park Triathlon Show that the HUUB brand was revealed to the general public. We were there at the start with founder, Dean Jackson, when we ran through the original Archimedes wetsuit and Aura wetsuits. The new HUUB Albacore could be a game changer yet again. So can Deano create yet another amazing triathlon wetsuit?
“In 1949 US researchers set out to create the fastest, most hydrodynamic and agile submarine in the world – named ‘The Albacore’. The groundbreaking project took them on a journey of idea generation, testing, retesting and continual improvement, the ultimate example of Science, Research, Reality.”
Much has changed in those five years, and once again we were at a Triathlon Show with Dean. This time at the ExCeL Centre – to take a first look at the latest addition to the HUUB range, the Albacore.
You can find out more about the Albacore on the HUUB website
So what are the Key features of this new to the market triathlon suit from the world wide brand leaders HUUB. Is it going to break new ground – well time will tell on this front and we will update this review once we get our hands on one of these potentially amazing suits.
The HUUB Albacore Triathlon wetsuit
The accumulation of the greatest minds and technology within the triathlon industry. Giving you the ultimate start to a race and a feel in the water that gives you confidence to race HARD.
- Kinetic Release for arm stroke efficiency
- HUUB exclusive Calf Release ™
- DLP exclusive high buoyancy panels around the hips and core
- 40% increased buoyancy over standard and aero-dome neoprenes
- Improved flexible low neck line
- No suit feel under arm modulus
- Breakaway zipper
About triathlon Wetsuits
Modern triathlon wetsuits were invented by Dan Empfield in 1987 and are customized to the needs of triathletes, they generally incorporate the following key features which differentiates them from a normal wetsuit. 1, Thinner and/or more pliable rubber near the shoulders. 2, Long zippers to facilitate quick removal during transition. In addition, tri wetsuits have a very smooth, but often fragile, surface. This slick surface helps to reduce water friction and allows a faster swim. Another advantage of a tri wetsuit is the added buoyancy that the wetsuit provides, this can provide triathletes with a considerable speed and energy saving advantage over swimming without a suit.
About the HUUB brand
Our aim is to create better products combining research, science and reality. Team Huub has 4 decades worth of experience gained in the field of endurance sports (yes, we’ve done the miles, but still have the passion!). Focussing wholly on the athlete and maximising performance and comfort, we’ll explore both the odd and the conventional to create the best. We are not slaves to fashion, but to form, fit and performance. We believe quite simply that we have delivered what competitors want. What’s more, we know our suits work, because the science says so. The Huub team understand the specialist technical and scientific fields associated with triathlon, including hydrodynamics and swim stroke analysis. From smart scientist Huub Toussaint, clever Swim Smooth guys Adam Young and Paul Newsome to pragmatist Dean Jackson, we are focused on bringing cutting edge innovation to our products, whilst retaining a sense of reality and accessibility