Orca - Men's Sonar 2017 Wetsuit - Ex Rental One Hire
The Sonar provides a high quality mix of flexibility and buoyancy at a reasonable price.
Whilst some brands reserve their top quality materials for their elite wetsuits, Orca offer top grade flexibility for those who are seeking a lower price.
Aerodome 2 panels are strategically placed to help lift the body into a streamlined, more efficient swimming position. These panels are placed according to gender to allow optimum buoyancy for different body compositions.
Hydolite panels, made from SCS coated Yamamoto neoprene, in the ankles of the suit help you to remove the Sonar quickly and easily in transition.
- Flexibility - The new SuperStretch lining combined with thinner InfinitySkn 1.5mm arms mean that the Sonar is now even more flexible through the full rotation of the stroke -allowing for excellent freedom of movement.
- Buoyancy - 4mm Aerodome 2 panels placed in the lower back of the suit help to lift the body into the most efficient swimming position.
- Adaptability - buoyancy is designed specifically for male and female suits.
- Speed - SCS coated Yamamoto neoprene is used for the Hydorlite panels in the ankles. This, combined with a stretchy lining that absorbs less water to improve buoyancy, makes the Sonar even faster to remove in transition.
Founded by former triathlon champion Scott Unsworth in 1992, Orca's products are designed with resilience in mind. With over 20 years experience in the triathlon arena, they work tirelessly to create premium, performance-enhancing products for everyone from entry-level to professional athletes.
Orca have created a range of wetsuits that are intended to meet each individual's needs, their swimming style and budget. By focussing on several key areas, their ultimate aim is to make you move faster in the water.
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The Yamamoto Corporation is the world’s main supplier of high performance neoprene. Its seal represents quality, technology and innovation.
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.
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. Less friction = more speed!
It’s what’s on the inside that counts and Orca’s unique InfinitySkin lining plays an integral part in the unbelievable flexibility of their top end wetsuits. Constructed from a high stretch nylon, InfinitySkin is strategically placed where ultimate stretch is required and allows the wetsuit to move dynamically through your swim stroke.
The all-new SuperStretch lining featured on the chest of the Sonar is a light weight lining that is super stretchy due to it’s makeup and the way it has been knitted. It absorbs little water, meaning the panel stays more buoyant and contributes to making the chest really stretchy for unrestricted breathing.
Beneath the dimpled surface of Orca’s Aerodome 39-cell neoprene are hundreds of air cavities, which provide 30% more buoyancy than normal 5mm neoprene. Aerodome panels are strategically placed around the heaviest parts of the body, lifting you into the optimum swimming position. Aerodome 2 is an upgrade that uses a new lining to increase flexibility and comfort.