This year sees some interesting new products and developments
In recent years Huub have been the most innovative brand on the UK and I would say global triathlon scene. The Axena wetsuit launched in 2013 to rave reviews. This was followed in 2015 with the Dave Scott Long Course range, developed with six times Kona winner Dave Scott. In 2016 the Axena 3:3, unisex Amphibia swimrun wetsuit were launched. In 2017 they have not slowed down their innovation stream launching further 5 new products for women.
In 2017 Huub have raised the game again with the Atana range. They have also widened the long course range with a female version of the Dave Scott Long Course, a short sleeved version of the Core Trisuit which includes a women's version.
- 2017 Acara women's wetsuit 3:3 and 3:5
- 2017 Kickpants, Sphere and Alpha Buoyancy shorts [unisex]
- Dave Scott LC new women's version launched
- Women's Tana Long Course Suit, Trisuit, Short and Top.
- Altair swim goggles with changeable lens.
Probably the second most innovative brand - and also a UK brand!
In 2016 Zone3 re-launched their full wetsuit range - Vanquish, Aspire, Vision and Advance. They launched the Evolution swimrun wetsuit, which has been upgraded in 2017 to include a women's package that includes calf guards and a whistle. The calf guards can be purchased separately.
The Trisuit range was enhanced by the short Sleeved Lava which even thought it arrived late in the season has been popular. The Aquaflo + range brought new vitality to the old Aquaflo brand.
2017 see a women's version of the Lava Short sleeved Trisuit.
- Swimrun women's wetsuit package
- Aeroforce trisuit - ITU and Age group versions re-launched.
- 'Activate +' triathlon suit ranges launched
- women's Sleeved Lava Trisuit
Orca upgraded many of their wetsuits in 2016. In 2017 they have upgraded the Predator and 3.8 Enduro long distance wetsuit.
In 2016 the Thermal Helix was launched. This is the ideal solution if you want to swim through the winter or feel the cold.
In 2017 Blue Seventy have launched new versions of the Reaction and Sprint wetsuits. The Reaction is our favourite for those that need lots of buoyancy - for the money its fantastic value. The new Sprint is not 100% neoprene, which for me, rather detracts because although it lowers the cost, it doesn't provide the same warmth and buoyancy.
They have re-launched their tri-suit range.
The best seller is the Core Shorts that compete against the Zone3 range of buoyancy shorts.
In 2016 2XU launched the GHST and Ignition wetsuits. The GHST is a highly flexible top end wetsuit, the Ignition a highly buoyancy warm wetsuit.
In 2016 2XU launched their short sleeved Trisuit with the Project X trisuit and Compression Short sleeved trisuit.
- Perform range has been replaced by the X-Vent. We do have some Perform Trigear
- X Vent run range introduced