Orca High Performance Swim Gear
Give yourself the edge in your swimming, surf and water sports with Orca high performance swim gear.
From wetsuits to goggles, swimsuits and triathlon accessories, Orca has advanced products that give you the champion’s edge. If you’re a casual swimmer you’ll still benefit from Orca’s advanced tech giving you the ability to enjoy your sport the whole year round. Through the coldest winters to warmest water temperatures you can do what you love. Let’s check their range to see what they can do for.
Orca gives you a comprehensive range of wetsuits to cover your elite competition needs through to recreational and casual swimming. There’s suits with features and materials to suit your application and budget
Orca wetsuits give you an elite level of performance in swimming and triathlon and any performance water sport. While not designed for surfing, they can be used on your board or SUP. So you get a performance alternative to heavier bulkier traditional suits.
The neoprene used in the Orca wetsuits is much higher quality than that used in surfing wetsuits. Yamamoto neoprene by name is referenced throughout the range as it’s considered the world’s best neoprene. By incorporating advanced materials Orca delivers performance not possible with cheaper less technologically advanced alternatives.
For example thinness in your wetsuit equates to flexibility giving you high performance body movement without thick wetsuit bulk constricting your shoulders and stroke, or altering your buoyancy. However thinness by itself, without advanced tech, isn’t helpful. Thinnes won’t give you the insulation and warmth to sustain your maximum performance. Thinness, without advanced tech to back it up, will also result in lower durability. Pulling on an ultra thin suit you can easily pull through too-sheer material, have stitching pull apart or zip pull out.
In terms of technology, the Orca Alpha wetsuit, available for Male and Female, incorporates 0.88mm thickness neoprene. It’s under 1mm thick. So you get super light weight, and super flex. Your body isn’t carrying any unnecessary weight and you have the most flexible natural movement in your shoulder and arm panels for your stroke. Flex is increased by 250% over traditional neoprene maximising your stroke cadence and reach.
High tech materials give you performance, with flexibility and warmth, so you can perform at your best, going further, faster, longer
The 0.88 material also uses a patented heat reflective coating of titanium so you get great insulation. When the water is cold, and even through summer, this coating keeps you at an optimum temperature. So your body can go farther, faster, longer.
Managing buoyancy is also a big thing in performance swimming. Too much or too little buoyancy are both performance limiting. The 44 neoprene used in the body gives you the ideal float so your energy goes into your forward speed rather than battling drag through or on the water.
Drag is also defeated with a super high tech coating on the wetsuit outer skin. The Nano SCS coating reduces friction between your wetsuit and the surrounding water, giving you an amazing 0.026 coefficient of dynamic friction compared to the 4.0 of a regular wetsuit.
With the right gear you can enjoy your passion all year. With the right gear you can achieve your best
Attention to detail is seen throughout the Orca range, even in areas you don’t even think about. For example there’s a shorter zip. So you get a more natural fit with extra warmth for your lower back, and being reversible the zip doesn’t protrude against your skin so you get maximum comfort. CLS, Core Lateral Stabiliser, panels and Aerodome bubble tech is used to optimise your swimming posture. Infinity Skin on the your suit interior maximises comfort while aiding getting into and out of your suit – ideal for competition changes or that fast change needed before work.
These advanced features are incorporated across the Orca range to match your performance need and budget, so you can find exactly the right suit for your style of swimming.
The Orca goggle range gives you high end features without the gimmicks. There’s performance swimming and hybrid snorkelling models too
Ultra minimalist design is used in Orca Goggles to give you unmatched performance. Unnecessary gimmicks are stripped away and proven advanced features are incorporated into the smallest, lightest, most comfortable offering.
For maximum fit and comfort super soft ergo designed silicon gaskets are used. These reduce bulk around your eyes reducing drag, improving speed. They also give great waterproofing reducing annoying water dribbles.
Your visibility is maximised. You get full 180 degree vision unobstructed by an obtrusive frame and supports. This wide field of view is super valuable to avoid the kicking legs and thrashing arms of a competition swim. Ultra Anti Fog treatment keeps your vision clear no matter how hot and hard you go. Different lens finishes manage glare, optimised for indoor and outdoor conditions.
For your head strap, high quality silicon gives durability and great fit with a click buckle for rapid adjustment.
If you’re after a hybrid goggle solution that includes all Orca’s great features yet customised for ocean conditions and even snorkelling there’s an Orca mask just right for you too.
Triathlon & Versatile Accessories
Everything you need to cut the seconds in competition, giving you the edge, and comfort
With its high performance orientation Orca gives you triathlon specific competition products and versatile solutions for your water sports. From Timing Chip straps, to keep your RFID secure and comfy, speed laces saving you minutes, to shoe covers keeping your toes warm when cycling, all work to give you elite level performance and benefit.
The Orca Wetsuit Base Layer is great for your cold water surfing. With an incredible half a millimeter thickness it’s easy to wear under your wetsuit and the fleece lining and extra length give you super snug warmth
Compression products, Race and Total Socks, cover you against injury in your warmup, race and recovery, with high tech 3D stabilising points and anti-vibration fibres.
A variety of race belts can hold everything from your competition identifier through to snacks and valuables. So they’re a great accessory to assist your competition efforts.
Ever needed a pair of neoprene shorts under your wetsuit to keep your lower back warm? How about soft low drag booties for swimming? Ocean swimming and and need a high-vis float? Orca has it all
There’s more versatile offerings too. Squirt Barrier cream that can be used across any activity where you need to protect against rash, moisture and fungus. The Chamois Micro Fibre towel is ultra light and soaks up moisture while being anti-bacterial. There’s booties, caps, neoprene shorts, even a high-vis safety buoy for your open ocean swimming. The wetsuit cleaner is super useful. It protects your Orca investment and can also be used to safeguard your other wetsuit and neoprene products.
Orca gives you a complete range of high performance swim gear to maximise your water sport performance, competition, and swimming.
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