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2022 Orca Open Water RS1 Thermal Wetsuit
Orca OpenWater RS1 Thermal Wetsuit

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The Openwater RS1 Thermal Wetsuit is the wetsuit that provides the most thermal protection of the Orca range. It features a specially developed inner lining to maximize heat retention for open water swimming. It also has a second layer of “batwing" neoprene that provides more insulation down the zipper and neck areas, minimizing the inflow of cold water.
Orca RS1 Thermal

  • In the torso, Yamamoto 39 technology which is up to 5mm thick provides maximum thermal insulation where it is needed most, without affecting the positioning of the swimmer or restricting movement. This material provides 85% more insulation compared to not wearing a wetsuit. The Thermal X high-performance inner lining retains heat more efficiently than our standard linings. It is also comfortable and soft to the touch.
  • Yamamoto 40 is used in the shoulders and back together with the Infinityskin lining. This material can stretch by up to 130%, more than double its original size, providing maximum performance in your swim stroke. For the wide range of movements that occur in the shoulders, it offers 72% less resistance than a conventional wetsuit.
  • To avoid heat loss in the back through the zipper, this model features a "Batwing" construction consisting of a second layer of neoprene. This layer prevents water from seeping through the zipper and coming into direct contact with the body, keeping a layer of warm water inside. It also guarantees a comfortable snug fit in the neck, reducing friction and water entry from the neck area into the suit.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 4    Write a review.

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5 of 5 November 21, 2023
Reviewer: Adrian from Victoria, BC Canada  
I bought this wetsuit to replace a TYR Cat 1 which I used previously. I wanted to upgrade to a higher quality suit and the Orca RS1 is definitely it. I swim in Victoria year round, with winter temps as low as 6 degrees C, so I need a suit that can perform and keep me swimming longer, up to 2 hours. The neoprene is beautiful and soft/supple and easy to get on and off. It’s also durable and so far no defects.  The inner thermal lining is super comfortable and warm.  Would recommend to others

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2 of 5 September 24, 2023
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Gatineau, QC Canada  

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4 of 5 Orca vs Zone3 February 19, 2023
Reviewer: Jh from Gatineau, QC Canada  
Started off with Zone3 Aspire and was happy with it. 3 seasons in (around 3 swims/week) under arm seams started to fail and plastic zipper broke in 2 different places. Zone3 reluctantly acknowledge, offer 40% off a new one I had to buy from them directly choosing carrier DHL who has high customer fees rendering deal pointless. Orca is great, batwing works, no underarm seams, I’m 5ft10 155p with 39-41 chest, got a size 8, perfect fit not to tight, would have love slightly better thermal. Haven’t deal with customer service yet, so far so good

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5 of 5 October 12, 2021
Reviewer: robin from Vancouver, BC Canada  
The orca thermal wetsuit is not as warm as the blue seventy thermal wetsuit the reason  the reduced thickness of the insulation.  Which you think would be bad but the  freedom of movement this allows is night and day there is no restriction to your natural swim stroke  you just need to  a very reduction in warmth

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