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Tyr C5 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 5 Wetsuit utilizes a slew of advance features to provide unrivaled comfort, optimum stability, crazy speed and energy efficiency in the water. Designed for elite triathletes, the CAT 5 showcases 100% Yamamoto 39 Cell Nano SCS Coated Neoprene exterior to provide unsurpassed buoyancy in the water and now boasts some of the same cutting-edge features as the world-renowned Freak of Nature wetsuit.
Showcasing Free R.O.M. (Range of Motion) Zones for comfort, the C5 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, obliques, buttocks and thighs 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.