The Wetsuits are all here!

We have received (nearly) all of our 2010 wetsuits for the season… and perfect timing too. We’re officially calling May 1st season opener for open water swimming.   Check out the open water swimming locations here.   Here’s a quick rundown on the suits we have here and why we brought them in: 

Blue Seventy Wetsuits:
We brought in Blue Seventy a couple years ago and have been very pleased with the fit and function of their suits.    Gear West sponsored pro triathlete David Thompson has worn their Helix suit for the last couple years and absolutely loves them.   

Helix fullsuit:
Blue Seventy’s top of the line suit has changed a bit for 2010.     This suit has the same unrestricted movement of previous versions, but has knee strech panels to ease the run into transition, upgraded arm panels for improved propulsion power, and “neutral bouyancy” for those swimmers that already have relatively good position in the water.
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Axis Fullsuit:
This suit has many of the properties of the Helix wetsuit, including relatively unrestricted movement, forearm propulsion panels, and easy releast ankle panels; but is designed for people coming from a cycling or running backround with a “denser leg make up”.  The suit has thicker, more bouyant neoprene in the leg in order to achieve a more balanced position in the water.  And any swimmer knows that the more balanced and streamlined you are in the water, the faster you will be.
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Reaction Fullsuit
The Reaction Fullsuit is our least expensive fullsuit that achieves shoulder flexibility with high stetch underarm “gussets” instead of a high-end flexible neoprene.   And it actually works quite well.    It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles and full neoprene coverage of the higher end fullsuits, but you do get a fullsuit with good flexibility. 
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Torpedo
The first triathlon wetsuit specifically designed for children!  The suit is tailored to 8-, 10-,  and 12- year olds to encourage water activity, and provide the additional bouyancy and warmth that all wetsuit owners have come to appreciate. 
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Quintana Roo:
Quintana Roo created the first swimming/triathlon specific wetsuit. With over 20 years in existence, these guys know how to make a wetsuit that fits great, is comfortable and is fast. In fact, their extensive suit sizing (18 different sizes) is in our opinion, the best on the market. And the biggest key swimming fast and comfortable in a wetsuit is fit. Improved for 2010 is a better fitting cuff that will prevent water from entering the arm. 

QR’s flagship suit is the Superfull ($549). It’s got the best/most flexible/most buoyant neoprene on the market. This is the suit that most of our team races in because it’s a no excuses suit… if you didn’t go as fast as you wanted to… it wasn’t because of the suit!
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QR’s second tier fullsuit is the Hydrofull ($399), and is a great “bang for your buck” fullsuit. You will be amazed at the flexibility of this suit, and as with the Superfull, it gets a better fitting cuff for 2010.
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QR’s Sleeveless suit in the lineup is the Ultrajohn ($199). A great entry level sleeveless suit with the patented breakaway zipper (as with all QR suits).
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Profile Design Wetsuits:
A new addition to our wetsuit lineup this year, the Profile Design suits fit well, offer good value and complement our lineup of Quintana Roo suits nicely. 

Marlin Fullsuit ($399):
This is Profile’s ‘Hydrofull’ suit if you will. It’s made of the same quality of neoprene as the Hydrofull (Yamamoto #39) which offers great flexibility throughout, 5mm’s of thickness in the torso and thigh for maximum buoyancy. Instead of doing the standard rear zipp of the QR suits, Profile does the reverse zip (pulls up instead of down to release) which some people may like better.
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Wahoo Sleeveless ($189):
This is Profile’s entry level wetsuit. It’s a well made, sleeveless suit with a higher sleeve and leg cut for quicker exits (for those people who’ve spent what feels like an eternity getting out of the suit in T1).
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TYR Hurricane Category 5 ($625):
We only brought in one suit in the new TYR line of wetsuits, but we made sure it was the right one… the winner of “Best in Show” at the nations premiere cycling and triathlon expo, Interbike 2009; the Hurricane Category 5. This is arguably the best wetsuit on the market, utilizing all the best features of other wetsuits (including core stabilization, graded catch panels, form fitting wrist cuffs, quick release ankle cuffs) into one amazing suit. Apparently Andy Potts was integral in designing the suit from a swimmers/triathlete’s perspective.
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Blue Seventy Wetsuits:  

We also still have a large stock of closeout Blue Seventy Wetsuits including the Reaction Sleeveless, Reaction Full Suit and the Helix Full suit.    Still some great options to save some money on last years suits in available sizes. 

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