The 2xu wetsuit is produced by 2xu, which is an Australian company. It was founded in 2005 and is based in Melbourne. It distributes around the world and their products are used by many elite athletes.
They produce a range of products for triathlon as well as cycling, swimming, running and ‘fitness’. They are a well known brand for compression kit, and also produce accessories such as race belts, swim caps, bottles and gloves.
“To advance human performance through the development of world-leading athletic garments.”
They state that their triathlon gear:
“delivers not only outstanding aquatic speed but the breathability and flexibility to enhance cycle and run performance. Throughout the triathlon range, 2XU combines leading fabric with intelligent engineering and construction to deliver the most versatile and balanced triathlon performance product available.”
2xu produce a range of wetsuits. According to their website they carry out scientific research to enhance design to continually improve comfort and performance and are constantly searching for new technology.
Below are the wetsuits they offer with a brief description of the suit as described on their website.
“Bringing together all 2XU proprietary wetsuit creations to date including Velocity Strakes, Rollbar and Lower Leg Propulsion Panels, this truly innovative suit sets a new benchmark with an X-Flex Front Panel for unparalleled propulsion, CWEZ X catch panel for incredible distance per stroke and Titanium Alpha Coating to promote blood flow in the legs for swim to bike transitions like never before.”
“Incorporating 4 new propriety creations from 2XU including High Velocity Strakes (grooves) for improved hydrodynamics and increased forward motion, Aquatic Membrane Arms for neutral buoyancy and greater feel of the water, Concave Water Entrapment Zones on the forearm and finally our Propulsion Panel on the lower leg for greater power out of your kick.
The V:1 also features our other propriety creations including the Rollbar, Floating Zip Panel and Transition Panels. The front of the torso is now grooved (called 'straking', to channel water and streamline the flow), there are some radical catch panels on the forearms and also on the back of the calves.
"The entire suit is made from Yamamoto neoprene, including a 5mm 39cell front panel for maximum buoyancy and 520% stretch underarm and shoulder panels.
The SCS coating gives the suit enhanced hydrodynamic speed you would normally find in more expensive wetsuits. Added features include 2XU's Rollbar technology, Floating Zip Panel and Transition Panels."
“Designed for the triathlete who requires a wetsuit with added buoyancy and maximum flexibility without the expense. Through an exclusive buying arrangement we have managed to provide Yamamoto neoprene and manufacturing technology not normally offered at the budget end of the market. With the 2xu standard 2 year warrant this suit offers incredible value.”
“A new and more flexible inner lining provides 530% flexibility combined with now renowned extra large 5mm front buoyancy panel and our exclusive Rollbar technology. Uses the latest materials available from Yamamoto, including hydrodynamic Nano-SCS.”
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