2014 Wetsuit Performance Test

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Jul 29, 2014
  • Updated May 6, 2016 at 6:50 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Orca 3.8 Enduro


Testing this suit on two swimmers produced very different results. While the more skilled swimmer saw a modest improvement, the tester with a tendency to sink benefited tremendously from the 3.8 Enduro. His distance per stroke improved substantially more in this suit than in any other. The massive panels of ultra-buoyant aerated neoprene created powerful lift in the water. Its expertly shaped torso keeps water out while liberating the arms for “totally free movement,” said a tester. Every point in a stroke feels natural. For athletes looking to improve their body position without sacrificing stroke mechanics, Orca has nailed it.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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