The Orca 3.8 uses the most advanced wetsuit technology available to ensure the optimum equilibrium for your swimming position. The original 3.8 introduced the open water swimming world to the superior buoyancy of Aerodome – the new Orca 3.8 now raises the bar once again with the new Exocel Buoyancy System.
Exocel is an innovative new material that is more than 25% more buoyant than Aerodome – it is used in carefully calculated positions on the front chest and rear areas of the 3.8 to help raise your torso and legs in the water, optimizing the swimming position, which in turn improves swim performance. Designed for those swimming endurance distances, or for swimmers who will benefit from an improved torso and leg position in the water, the flexibility of the 3.8 has also been enhanced with the introduction of 1.5mm-2mm #40 Cell neoprene panels on the arm and underarm areas. The high stretch inner lining allows for excellent range of motion, comfort and fast transitions, while the Exocel panels are lined with a waterproof smoothskin neoprene to prevent water entry.
The 3.8 also utilizes the HydroLift Buoyancy Cells – cells of foam positioned on the upper forearm sleeve area – to encourage a better arm position in the entry and catch phases of the stroke, increasing power and reducing fatigue.
Other new features for the 3.8 include the comfortable low profile neck seal, designed to sit flat against the neck, limiting water entry and reducing the incidence of chafing. The molded neoprene Aquatread forearm panel has been enhanced to provide increased stroke power in the catch phase, whilst remaining easy to remove during transition.