The new 3.8 is the perfect choice for the Progressive Swimmer, who needs a boost in buoyancy. This wetsuit was designed with the goal of elevating the position of the triathlete in the water, with the most advanced buoyancy technologies on the market, Aerodome and Exo-cell; without compromising elasticity when it comes to swim strokes, with Yamamoto 40. The wetsuit you need to conquer the swimming portion.
Yamamoto is the leading manufacturer of high-performance neoprene used in the sport of triathlon. Yamamoto stands for quality, technology and innovation.
0.88 Free is a new material developed and used exclusively by Orca. The secret is a 5-layer construction with a patented titanium surface coating, which for the first time ever provides perfect insulation for a lightweight material. As a result, you won't feel a thing - swim as if you weren't wearing a wetsuit, but warm and with the fastest surface available. 0.88 Free is the ultimate weapon for fast swims.
Core Lateral Stabiliser (CLS) with Exo-Cell
CLS is an Exo-cell fabric that helps to increase lateral stabilization on the lower body and strengthen the core area to prevent snake movement. Thanks to this technology, the swimmer manages to maintain his sophisticated technique for longer by lifting the lower body by means of 5 mm thick side panels made of Exocell, resulting in 25% more buoyancy compared to Aerodome technology.
Exo-Cell is a buoyancy-strong neoprene in sandwich construction, which is placed at points. It provides 25% more buoyancy with the same material thickness as the widely used Aerodome, which can be recognized by its honeycomb pattern. Exo-Cell is used at strategically important points of Predator, Alpha and 3.8.
Yamamoto's 40cell neoprene is the predecessor of 44cell. 40cell also offers an enormously high standard of flexibility and freedom of movement. 40cell neoprene is used in our top models 3.8, Alpha and Predator in places that require a high degree of stretch.
Super Composite Skin (SCS) is the benchmark for surface coatings in triathlon wetsuits. Friction is reduced and therefore speed is increased. Orca uses Nano SCS technology. The water resistance coefficient of Nano SCS is 0.026; for comparison: regular smooth skin neoprene is 4.0. Less resistance = higher swimming speed, a simple physical law!
The HydroLite panels help wipe the neoprene off more quickly for even faster transitions. This technology, together with the SCS technology, allows for better glide in the water without the neoprene absorbing it, which greatly improves hydrodynamics.
The inner lining Infinity Skin gives a feeling of absolute freedom. The lining consists of a highly elastic nylon base with bamboo fibres and results in a particularly high elasticity of the neoprene with every stroke of the arm. The fabric maintains body temperature longer and prevents both unpleasant body odour and the formation of bacteria in the neoprene. In addition, it is made of natural, sustainable materials which at the same time prevent skin irritation and protect the environment.
This new technology is applied to the lower body and leads to 30% more buoyancy when swimming. Its secret is its composition: hundreds of small cavities between two layers of neoprene that have been treated accordingly. Unlike the Exo-lift, the bottom layer here is made up of a high-quality lining that gives the neoprene more elasticity. Orca uses this material in the areas of higher body weight to achieve an optimally elevated posture.
High Elbow Panel (HEP)
After numerous biomechanical studies with athletes such as Richard Murray and the BMC team, the High Elbow Panel (HEP) technology was strategically placed on the arm without restricting flexibility. This technology, used in the 3.8, helps you keep your elbow high during the swim stroke while giving you more stability during the swim.