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Tyr C3 man Triathlon wetsuit
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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.
The All New Category 3 Wetsuit is constructed with advanced 100% Yamamoto 38 Cell Nano SCS Rubber. Super sleek and flexible, we essentially took the best features of our Category 5 wetsuit and reinvented a more affordable triathlon wetsuit that will still do everything you need and more.
Showcasing Free R.O.M. (Range of Motion) Zones for comfort, the C3 wetsuit 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 give you the feeling of a second skin, while maximizing body position and minimizing drag.
Elevation panels in the chest, core and obliques elevate the swimmer's position in the water, ensuring optimal body positioning, buoyancy and speed while muscle groups are specifically targeted for core stabilization and long-term preservation of core strength. Alpha Catch Panels are strategically engineered on the forearm to allow for a maximized catch-and-release stroke. An insulated, thinner layer lies underneath to allow a feel for the water.
Antimicrobial lining provides superior odor protection and long lasting freshness.
All TYR Hurricane wetsuits are WTC (Ironman) / USAT legal.