Athlex Float Mens Triathlon Wetsuit – Oz Backcountry
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Athlex Float Mens Triathlon Wetsuit

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The Athlex Float is a new (r)evolution of the Orca S7.

The new Athlex Float triathlon wetsuit combines high buoyancy with high elasticity, resulting in a very balanced wetsuit for swimmers who need added buoyancy to correct their positioning in the water. Thinner upper body and thick leg materials allow swimmers to tackle triathlons with confidence.

BUOYANCY
The distribution of materials of different thickness in the Athlex Float, such as the 4.5 mm neoprene in the legs, enhances its buoyancy. This will allow you to maintain a horizontal and elevated position in the water for longer, so that your swimming technique is not affected and you can perform at your best in your triathlon competition.

HIGH ELASTICITY
The materials in the shoulder, arm, and back areas give this wetsuit a high level of elasticity in the upper body. This will allow you to swim without restriction, performing each swim stroke with total freedom.

HYDRODYNAMICS
You can improve your speed and hydrodynamics while training and in competitions, thanks to the SCS technology used to treat the materials in this wetsuit.

CLEANING
Neoprene can be damaged by excess salt or other chemicals such as chlorine if used in swimming pools. We recommend washing your wetsuit with plenty of water after use. A small amount of neutral pH soap can be used and then rinsed out afterwards.
Once clean, be sure to prevent it from holding on to too much moisture. Air dry it outside or in a ventilated indoor space, somewhere without direct exposure to sunlight as this can damage its materials.

STORAGE
Storing your wetsuit properly keeps the materials and seams from creasing and being strained for long periods of time. It also prevents the material from wrinkling, which can affect both the wetsuit's durability and appearance.
The best way to store a wetsuit is to hang it draped from its waist, so that the most delicate areas such as the shoulders and arms do not have any tension on them.
For wetsuits with very flexible shoulders, (Apex Flex or Apex Flow) it is important not to place them on a hanger from the shoulder area, as this will degrade the elasticity over time. For the rest of the models, a wide hanger can be used, as long as the wetsuit is not strained in the shoulder or neck area.

SOME RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
1) Avoid contact between the velcro and the lining of your wetsuit as this will affect the material’s sensitive fibers. Keep the velcro covered with the provided fabric patch or make sure the velcro is fastened, so that the rough part of the velcro won’t damage the inside of the wetsuit.
2) Be careful not to damage the neoprene material with your fingernails while putting on or taking off your wetsuit, as this type of damage is not covered by our warranty policy.
3) Triathlon and open water wetsuits have been designed specifically for surface swimming. We can't guarantee correct performance of the wetsuits for other activities. Any damage to the wetsuit resulting from activities other than surface swimming is not covered by our warranty policy.
4) Avoid scraping your wetsuit against any surface (especially rough surfaces), never lean on any surface with your wetsuit on.

SIZECHESTHEIGHTWEIGHT
 INCH.CM.FEET/INCH.CM.IBS.KG.
433 - 3685 - 915/2 - 5/7157 - 170121 - 13456 - 61
535 - 3790 - 955/4 - 5/8162 - 170134 - 14561 - 66
637 - 3995 - 995/6 - 5/9167 - 175147 - 16267 - 74
MT (6T)37 - 3995 - 995/10 - 6/2177 - 190149 - 16768 - 76
738 - 4198 - 1045/8 - 6/1173 - 185165 - 18075 - 82
841 - 43104 - 1085/11 - 6/2180 - 188180 - 19682 - 89
943 - 44108 - 1136/1 - 6/4185 - 193196 - 21389 - 97
1045 - 49114 - 1246/3 - 6/5190 -196215 - 23398 - 109
1149 - 53123 - 1346/4 - 6/6193 - 200235 +107 +

 

FITTING GUIDE

 

There’s an art to getting a triathlon wetsuit on correctly - the main thing is to take your time!
 

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1. Unzip wetsuit and fold in half like a pair of trousers
2. Place a plastic bag/cotton booties over your foot
3. Push your leg through carefully
4. Gather wetsuit leg up and smooth wrinkles using finger tips [not fingernails]

 

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5. Slide the suit up towards the crotch and hip
6-8. Place plastic bag on other foot and repeat process, ensure the wetsuit is positioned high up in crotch and on both hips

 

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9. Place cotton gloves or plastic bag on your hands
10. Slide hand through sleeve - sleeve cuff should sit above wrist bone
11. Carefully gather sleeve and position on shoulder and snugly into armpit
12. Test fit and flexibility - repeat process for the other arm

 

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13. Ensure the inner back flap behind the zip is sitting flat with no ripples
14. You or friend hold the base of the zip and pull the zip lanyard up and close zip flap
15. Stretch and adjust panels and neck seal accordingly
16. Final check for fit and range of motion

1. I have had a look at your wetsuit size chart but only fit the chest and weight measurements in my chosen size. I am too tall for this size, what should I do?
The most important thing to consider when fitting a wetsuit is that the suit fits correctly on your torso (shoulder to crotch). So, if you are too tall to fit into the corresponding height measurements for your weight and chest size, but you either know that you have a long or short legs or arms, then don’t worry, your core will be warm and the suit will fit you. It may be worth try some swim booties when the temperature starts to drop.

 

2. I have had a look at your wetsuit size chart but only fit in the height and weight measurement’s, but my chest is too broad/big, what should I do?
When it comes to being too broad for our size chart (but only a little bit), the best thing to do is to go for a more flexible wetsuit which accommodates your chest or shoulders better. Unfortunately, this does tend to mean spending a bit more, but a correct fitting wetsuit makes a world of difference.

 

3. I have had a look at your wetsuit size chart but only fit in the chest and height measurements, my weight is below the minimum for that sized suit, what should I do?
If you are just a bit below the minimum sizing and you are looking at an intermediate suit or above (Sonar or above) then you should be ok and these wetsuit models are cut to be a more ‘athletic’ fit than the entry level suits. If you are substantially below the weight require and near the lower limit of the height and chest size, it may be worth trying a size down in one of the more flexible wetsuits.

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RS
04/23/2024
richie s.
Australia Australia

Excellent!

The entire process was excellent! Great quality product, excellent service, quick postage. Thank you very much !

JM
06/07/2023
James M.
New Zealand New Zealand

Athlex float

Great wetsuit fast delivery

SG
06/07/2023
Steve G.
Australia Australia

10/10

Feels like I’m padding a surf board, 10-15% faster than in speedos. John and the team delivered a great product and he beat the cheapest quote I could find. 5 star rating

SG
06/07/2023
Steve G.
Australia Australia

10/10

Feels like I’m padding a surf board, 10-15% faster than in speedos. John and the team delivered a great product and he beat the cheapest quote I could find. 5 star rating

MV
04/22/2023
Marcel v.
Australia Australia

Great wetsuit

This is a great entry level wetsuit, easy to fit and swim in.

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