The 3.8 wetsuit is going to give you maximum buoyancy in the water. A wetsuit that is customized by gender, whilst still being super flexible. This gender-specific buoyancy allows for more balanced buoyancy, while 1.5mm 40 cell shoulders and under-arm panels giveultimate stretch where you need it most. Creating a suit that’s going to give you buoyancy just where you need it, and not where you don’t.
BUOYANCY: Women naturally carry more buoyancy in their hips than men, so don’t need quite as much buoyancy aid in a wetsuit. 5mm SCS coated Aerodome 2 on the butt also gives even greater lift than any previous 3.8 before.
FLEXIBILITY: 1.5mm 40 cell Yamamoto shoulders and underarms give you ultimate stretch where you need it most.
SPEED: SCS coated Yamamoto neoprene is used in Hydrolite panels in the ankles of the suit combined with a stretchy lining that absorbs less water to improve buoyancy and is super sleek, making the 3.8 even faster to remove in transition.
COMFORT: Super thin 2mm SCS coated neoprene collar provides the ultimate in comfort.
The Yamamoto Corporation is the world’s main supplier of high performance neoprene. Its seal represents quality, technology and innovation.
Exo-Cell is a unique sandwich-designed neoprene that provides over 25% more buoyancy than Aerodome. Panels of Exo-Cell are used in strategic panels on the Predator, Alpha and 3.8 to optimize swimming position.
Yamamoto’s 40cell neoprene is the penultimate for flexibility, suppleness, fit and comfort. Second only to 44cell by the narrowest of margins and located in key high stretch areas on the Predator, Alpha and 3.8 suits, these panels contribute to providing a wetsuit swimming experience of the highest level.
Yamamoto 39cell is an extremely flexible neoprene which supports an uninhibited natural swimming motion. 39cell extends to a 513% elongation rate, meaning this material is sure to move with you. Added benefits of zero water absorption and zero weight variation can mean only one thing: more speed. A fine balance between buoyancy and flexibility, 39cell is a durable material which will stand the test of time and distance, representing the best neoprene available in it’s class.
Acting as a coating over closed-cell neoprene, Super Composite Skin (SCS) has become the benchmark for coating the smoothskin neoprene used in triathlon wetsuits, to reduce friction and increase speed through the water. The micro-cell structure of the SCS coating repels water when in contact with air and reduces surface resistance when in contact with water. Less friction = more speed!
HydroLite panels make transition that extra bit faster using the super fast SCS (Nano ICE in the Predator) which combined with a special lining which absorbs less water to improve buoyancy while also being extremely sleek -making the suit fast to remove in transition saving you precious seconds.
It’s what’s on the inside that counts and Orca’s unique InfinitySkin lining plays an integral part in the unbelievable flexibility of our top end wetsuits. Constructed from a high stretch nylon, InfinitySkin is strategically placed where ultimate stretch is required and allows the wetsuit to move dynamically through your swim stroke.