Modern triathlon wetsuits were invented by Dan Empfield in 1987 and are customized to the needs of triathletes, they generally incorporate the following key features which differentiates them from a normal wetsuit:
- Thinner and/or more pliable rubber near the shoulders.
- Long zippers to facilitate quick removal during transition.
- A very smooth, but often fragile, surface. This slick surface helps to reduce water friction and allows a faster swim.
- Added buoyancy. This can provide triathletes with a considerable speed and energy saving advantage over swimming without a suit.
Named after the mythical Norse god of warriors and deity among all athletes, the TYR brand embodies the competitive spirit of sports and is a symbol of courage and victory. Founded in 1985, TYR has passionately dedicated itself to redefining the next generation of performance and recreational swimwear and accessories, while continuing to be the model of leading edge innovation and style.
Constructed with Slick Skin Neoprene, the TYR Hurricane Wetsuit CAT 1 is the perfect wetsuit for aspiring triathletes and competitors, since it boasts minimal drag and maximum speed and durability in it's class.
The All New Category 1 Hurricane Wetsuit offers high level performance at an unbeatable price.
Showcasing Free R.O.M. (Range of Motion) Zones, the C1 eliminates constriction, allowing the swimmer to achieve a long reach without placing strain on the shoulder, while Formfitting Wrist Cuffs keep water from entering the suit. Engineered for triathletes, Quick Release Ankle Cuffs allow for quick and effortless removal during T1 and strategic Speed Wrap Paneling placed throughout the leg, chest and core raise the swimmer in the water to reduce form drag.
All TYR Hurricane wetsuits are WTC (Ironman) / USAT legal.