The Sonar wetsuit has been redesigned for 2018 to become the complete package for the Total Swimmer. The most versatile suit in the Orca range. Ideal for Total Swimmers looking for the perfect balance between flexibility and buoyancy, this wetsuit has both right where you need them: Buoyancy in the lower body and flexibility up top. This combination helps you to keep the best position in the water, reducing drag.
Aerodome 2 -This technology used in the lower body, covering the quad and hip area, provides you with 30% more buoyancy. The secret is in it's composition, made up of hundreds of cavities between two treated layers of neoprene.
Exo- lift - This is a sandwich construction which combines Aerodome technology and a specifically treated third inner neoprene layer making the suit even more durable, achieving maximum buoyancy with 0% water absorbtion. It helps you maintain a good body position even when you're tired,
Core-lateral-Stabilizer - This panel provides lateral support in the abdomen to avoid lateral movement and reinforce your core. This technology enables you to maintain good technique for longer.
No Chafing - Velcro has been added to the outer flap of the wetsuit which together with the laser cut used in the collar seam reduces friction and chafing.
Speed - A new feature in the Sonar is the addition of a thinner lower leg panel, a Yamamoto composite 39 cell nano cell coating which reduces friction in transitions. Hydrolite panels also help to ake the wetsuit even easier to get off.
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
SUPER COMPOSITE SKIN (SCS)
Super Composite Skin (SCS) is the leading triathlon wetsuit lining because of its capacity to reduce friction and to provide the best possible hydrodynamics. Orca uses the most innovative version of Nano SCS, developed by the Yamamoto company, to ensure top speed in the water. The friction coefficient in the water of Orca’s Nano SCS is 0.026, as compared to an average of 4.0 for the other wetsuits
The inner Infinity Skin lining provides the feeling of absolute freedom. Designed based on a high-elasticity nylon that incorporates bamboo fibres, this technology is applied to the lining of our wetsuits to offer you greater flexibility with each stroke. This cloth maintains body heat longer, reduces body odour and the appearance of bacteria in your wetsuit. It is also made from natural eco-friendly materials to prevent the appearance of skin irritation and care for the environment.
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
This new technology applied to the lower trunk area provides 30% greater buoyancy for swimmers. The secret lies in its composition: hundreds of cavities located between two layers of previously treated neoprene. Unlike the Exo-lift, the inner layer of this material is made up of a high-quality lining that gives the wetsuit greater elasticity. Orca uses this material in the areas with the greatest body weight to raise you up to an optimal position in the water.
If you're not sure if this is the wetsuit for you, have a look at the handy guide from Orca.
Check out the video for some extra tech specs.