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Huub Mens Archimedes II 3.5 Wetsuit"Color: Black","Size: M"
The HUUB Archimedes delivers the fastest wetsuit, with the feeling of not wearing a wetsuit. Pushing the bar of expectation beyond anything the wetsuit market has ever seen with research, challenging production and learning.
The design of the Archimedes 2 was a process of focus. An intense focus on a few key areas that, by working with our factories and research team, we knew we could accomplish. It revolved around flexibility and creating the ‘non-suit’ feel, which then led to improved efficiency.
Flexibility -Through observing how Chloroprene foam moves, stretches and behaves with differing lining materials (especially when we marry it with construction and stitch patterns), we have been able to further enhance the flexibility and reach. The Archimedes // has a 25% reduction in the neoprene thickness of the panels around the side, the back and shoulders, utilising 1mm Cholorprene foam and the most flexible lining materials available. The under arm gusset has been remodelled with improved ‘mechanical reach’ with detailed analysis of the stitch location. The super flexible material in the lateral panels with thickness reduction allows ‘Non-suit’ feel and reach. The improved design and application of new materials delivers an arm-reach modulus reduction of 18%, in other words, less effort for more stretch.
Improved Efficiency -The X-O skeleton is a unique proposition from HUUB, researched using ‘active drag’ the only company testing and using the most effective and accurate measurement. Measurement of Active Drag (M.A.D) shows us what happens when the athlete is swimming, not being towed or pulled - where inaccuracies are rife. We use a cross section of measurement, but the M.A.D. is the most accurate and most reliable. The X-O Skeleton delivers structure and control to reduce snaking, power loss and directional waste by gripping and holding the pelvis and hips.
Calf Releases and Bicep Release -The Calf Release has been increased in volume by 25%, giving the calf more coverage of the lower modulus with non-restrictive super thin nylon. The thickness was reduced to below 1mm to ensure natural calf movement; this improves kick by lack of restriction and significantly reduces the risk of cramping during swim and transition.
Low Neck Line - HUUB is the most comfortable in the neck in the wetsuit industry. Their wetsuits don’t fold and stitch, we refuse to create a tourniquet of rubber to restrict breathing and flexibility.
When looking at the size chart, we recommend that you firstly use the weight in KG for the most accurate body fit. We suggest you choose a size based on as close to the top end of each weight as you can get. Although important in the sizing decision, height is considered as the second choice after the weight. As an example, if you are 59kg and 5'7<, we would suggest the S size, even though you are a little taller than that specified.