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Triathlon Wetsuit Reviews

Sonar Wetsuit (updated March 18, 2020)

December 27, 2019

In this post you can find information about the Orca Sonar wetsuit – description and key features from the manufacturer website plus added reviews and experiences from users. 

Description of Sonar Wetsuit

The manufacturer Orca description of Sonar: “The New Sonar is the complete package, the crème de la crème of wetsuits. The most versatile suit in our range, most of the triathlete community will find it fits their budget and technical requirements. Ideal for Total Swimmers looking for the perfect balance between flexibility and buoyancy, this wetsuit has both right where you need them: Buoyancy in the lower body and flexibility up top. This combination helps you to keep the best position in the water, reducing drag. Regardless of the kit you´ve used up to now, this benchmark wetsuit has been specifically designed to never let you down.”


Sonar is a wetsuit for the total swimmer (swimmer types defined by Orca – link in the “Related sites” section below). Models  available for men and women. Standard manufacturer price €399 ($444). Orca Sonar wetsuit purchase options by affiliates: Triathlete Sports, Wiggle.com.

Key Features of Sonar Wetsuit

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including DEHP, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

  • InfinitySkn Lining for unparalleled flexibility and next-to-skin comfort
  • SuperStretch lining featured on the chest. Lightweight lining for unrestricted breathing
  • Aerodome 2 (provides 30% more buoyancy than normal 5mm neoprene) placed strategically around the heaviest parts of the body
  • Nano SCS coated neoprene collar

Reviews about Sonar Wetsuits

Here I gathered different reviews about Sonar wetsuits from different sources. I hope it will help you form your impression about the Sonar wetsuits.

Review on the “220triathlon” website, dated July 5, 2018.

Short summary: Impressive upgrades make this a top racing contender 92%.

Review on the “Triradar” website, dated May 8, 2015.

Short summary: Though it sits towards the top of our sub-£400 test bracket, the Sonar looks and feels worth it. Fit felt more relaxed than previous versions we’ve tried – not because it’s baggy, but we found the old Sonar prohibitively tight. Improved stretch in the top half might have something to do with it too, and there are no annoying plastic panels on the forearms.

Video on the Youtube channel “Simply Swim“, dated June 14, 2014.

Video on the Youtube channel “Триспорт РФ“, dated September 27, 2013 (Russian).

Related sites

Orca official website Orca.com

My post “Orca Brand Review”

My post “Triathlon Wetsuits – Materials and Technologies”

Wetsuit division by Orca according to swim types

Website of “TriRadar” – triradar.com

Website of “220triathlon” – 220triathlon.com

Orca Sonar wetsuit purchase options by affiliates: Triathlete Sports, Wiggle.com.

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