In this post you can find information about the Orca Alpha wetsuit – description and key features from the manufacturer website plus added reviews and experiences from users.
Description of Alpha Wetsuit
The manufacturer Orca description of Alpha: “With the new Alpha you will fly through your longer transitions. This wetsuit boasts a new, shorter reverse zip system which doesn’t limit your stroke, offering flexibility like never before. The perfect weapon for Natural Swimmers, who come from a swimming background and have a naturally good swimming technique, with no significant flaws. Concentrate on what really matters – swim without limits.”
Alpha is a wetsuit for the natural swimmer (swimmer types defined by Orca – link in the “Related sites” section below). Models available for men and women. Standard manufacturer price €649 ($720). Orca Alpha wetsuit purchase options by affiliates: Triathlete Sports, Amazon.co.uk.
Key Features of Alpha Wetsuit
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- 0.88 Free’s 5 layer construction and heat reflective Titanium coating – extreme stretch and flexibility, high buoyancy and insulation and low drag
- Nano SCS coated neoprene collar
- InfinitySkn Lining for unparalleled flexibility and next-to-skin comfort
- Yamamoto 44, exclusively from Orca, is Yamamoto’s most elastic version of wetsuits, with a thickness of 1.5 mm. Makes it possible to use a smaller zip than is found on the rest of the wetsuits in the market. A smaller zip is less restrictive and improves the impermeability of your gear.
- Coated in HydroLite with Nano SCS for lower drag co-efficient
Reviews about Alpha Wetsuits
Here I gathered different reviews about Alpha wetsuits from different sources. I hope it will help you form your impression about the Alpha wetsuits.
Review on the “Trigearlab” website, dated December 5, 2019.
Short summary: Overall, I’d recommend this wetsuit to veteran triathletes and those who need a lot of flexibility in their wetsuit. The wetsuit also has new buoyancy compared to it’s earlier models, which may help you in the swim.
Review on the “Anaccidentaltriathlete” website, dated October 2, dated 2017.
Short summary: Overall I am very happy with my Orca Alpha and would highly recommend it for natural swimmers.
Review on the “CompleteTri” website, dated January 7, 2017.
Short summary: In short, we really like the Orca Alpha, and really like what they have done with this year’s model. Adding the new buoyancy system should help it lead the pack of wetsuits, and if we were in the market for a high-end wetsuit, we would quickly narrow it down to the Alpha, perhaps the Blue Seventy Helix, and just one or two others. It is a cut above and we don’t think anyone who buys it will walk away disappointed.
Test Alpha and Predator on the Youtube channel “Orcasportswear”, dated July 16, 2015.
Review on the “220triathlon” website, dated August 3, 2015.
Short summary: If you can afford it, one of the best wetsuits on the market for strong swimmers, 93%.
Orca official website Orca.com
Wetsuit division by Orca according to swim types
Website of “Trigearlab” – Trigearlab.com
Blog of “An Accidental Triathlete”
Website of “CompleteTri” – completetri.com
Website of “220triathlon” – 220triathlon.com