KIWAMI SWIFT TRIATHLON WETSUIT

KIWAMI SWIFT TRIATHLON WETSUIT
 
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Triathlon wetsuit by Kiwami

New in 2019, the new neoprene triathlon wetsuit SWIFT groups together the technical characteristics of a high quality performance wetsuit and an original classy style.

SWIFT Key Features
  • SWIFT features the optimal combination of flexibility and buoyancy for an ideal swimming position with a cut and variation of neoprene thicknesses designed to facilitate swimming movements. Particular attention has been paid to movements in the shoulder and torso areas.
  • Airdome neroprene on the front torso and hip area guarantees optimal buoyancy and facilitates efficient body roll.
  • The lower leg of the wetsuit features 3 cut lines along which you can safely cut the leg to the length that best suit you for swimming and to easily remove the wetsuit after the swim.

SWIFT : FAST AND AGILE

The new neoprene suit from Kiwami provides all the comfort, buoyancy and technical features required in a triathlon wetsuit made for competition. Fast both in and out of the water, the SWIFT provides fluidity of movement for fast swimming and transitions.

Discover the Kiwami experience:

15 years making triathlon products to satisfy even the most meticulous triathletes!

  • Kiwami chooses to use premium high quality neoprenes that are non-petrol based and which best meet the specific needs of triathlon and open water swimming.

  • The cut, the placement of panels and the choice of neoprene types and thicknesses have been tested and approved so that the SWIFT wetsuit provides the absolute best balance of buoyancy and flexibility for swimming fast and comfortably.

LIMESTONE BASED NEOPRENE

Limestone neoprene has a high micro-cell structure. These are independent closed cells (bubbles basically) within the neoprene that are packed together at an extremely high density. Oil-based neoprene has a cell penetration of 60-70%, whereas limestone neoprene has a 94% cell penetration. The limestone neoprene has a lot more air bubbles inside the rubber than other brands (over 30%), and is less dense than oil-based neoprene. Because of this micro-cell structure, limestone neoprene provides several,distinct advantages to the functionality of wetsuits compared to the traditional oil-based neoprene:

  • LIGHTER
  • IMPERMEABLE
  • DURABLE
  • STRETCHY
The glue used by Kiwami to assemble the neoprene panels is completely chemicals free. This glue is water based and completely solvent free with no harmful chemicals. It replaces solvent based glues in the lamination process.



BUOYANCY AND STABILITY

  • 1.5mm neoprene on the shoulders provides optimal flexibility and thermal protection for this all-important area of the body. A neoprene too thick will restrict movement and a neoprene too slim won't provide enough thermal protection to keep the shoulder muscles moving efficiently in cold water : the super flexible 1.5mm neoprene used in the SWIFT is the perfect compromise.
  • 5mm neoprene on the quads, lower abdomen, buttocks, and hamstrings provides maximum buoyancy for this crucial area which dictates a swimmer's entire body position and drag coefficent in the water.
  • 2mm neoprene at the neck and upper back is strong enough to keep water from entering the wetsuit and supple enough to move and breathe freely.
  • 1mm neoprene on the lower arms ensures free elbow movement and facilitates fast transitions.
AIRDOME TECHNOLOGY - STAY AFLOAT!

The chest and hip areas of the SWIFT wetsuit are composed of 4mm Airdome neoprene, which traps air bubbles inside the neoprene, increasing buoyancy and flexibility. Our tests during development convinced us that 4mm is the ideal thickness for this area of the body and this neoprene. Extending the chest panel to cover the hips facilitates body roll at the hip area, a vital movement for reducing drag.

3mm neoprene is used over the lower back and front lower legs, aiding buoyancy and lower back support without restricting movement.







POSITIVE TURBULENCE FOREARM SYSTEM

Kiwami has integrated ribbed catch panels on the inside forearms of the SWIFT suit.

The ribs, aligned perpendicular to the arm's movement when entering the water, create turbulence under the forearm which forces the forearm down and the elbow upwards, quickly putting the arm into a powerful catch position which is imperative for an effective under water phase of the swimming stroke.
HYDRODYNAMIC LATERAL PANELS

Kiwami has developed a side panel with a specific shape and using an extra flexible neoprene with extra smooth "Shark Scale" prints.

This panel helps facilitate maximum stroke extension and minimizes water friction, enabling the swimmer to move into the catch phase of the stroke more quickly without compromising stroke length.

Shark scale prints have also been used on the shoulders, a part of the body where there is a lot of water turbulence while swimming.



AJUSTABLE LOWER LEG LENGTH

As for Kiwami's latest Spider2 trisuits products, the SWIFT has an adjustable leg length option to allow a better fit for everyone. You can choose from 3 different lengths to safely and easily adapt the lower leg to your own preference. Simply cut along the scissors line printed on the wetsuit, making sure to cut below the back-stitch on the seam.
Advantages include:

  • Fast transitions
  • Optimal fitting
  • Keeping bulky timing chips from getting stuck in your wetsuit!

WETSUIT SPEED TESTING


DETAILS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Combinaison néoprène sans pétrole

NON-PETROL BASED NEOPRENE

Help protect the planets resources !!! Our neoprene is made from a limestone base, good for the environment and not full of petro-chemicals.

AQUA GLUE

the glue we use in our productions is 100% free of harsh chemicals, it is aqua-based glue, completely solvent free with no harmful chemicals

SHAPE SECOND SKIN

move freely, with our perfect shape.

LOW COLLAR

The collar on the SWIFT is low, below the laryngeal prominence at the front of the neck to ease your breathing while swimming. The collar is made from a lazer cut 2mm neoprene panel which is not doubled over so that it remains as comfortable as possible while not allowing for water entry.

Coutures renforcées combinaison néoprène

RE-ENFORCED SEAMS

You'll notice by inspecting the inside that the SWIFT triathlon wetsuit is made with a particular attention to quality finish. All seams are glued, sewn and re-enforced so that the neoprene suit is as tough as possible.

REVERSE VELCRO NECK CLOSURE

Contrary to most wetsuit brands, Kiwami places the soft Velcro on the closing flap so that you won't be injured by the rough Velcro rubbing against you neck when lifting your head to see where you're going.

Zip YKK néoprène

REVERSE ZIP CLOSURE

The reverse zip closure with maximum strength YKK zipper means that the wetsuit is closed when the zip is pulled downwards. This prevents the wetsuit from opening while swimming.

COLORED SHOULDERS

The SWIFT triathlon wetsuit has bright colored shoulder panels so that the swimmer remains visible from the shore for spectators and supporters.

WHY WEAR A WETSUIT FOR A TRIATHLON RACE ?

Depending on the water temperature, a neorene suit or other thermal protection may or may not be mandatory equipment for a triathlon race. Event organizers measure the water temperature before race start and inform the participants which of 3 possible scenarios apply :

-Water temperature is below 16°C : a neoprene wetsuit is mandatory to ensure the saftey of all competitors (it's too cold without a wetsuit, athletes risk hypothermia) ;

-Water temperature is between 16 and 24.5°C : Triathletes can choose if they wear a wetsuit of not ;

-Water temperature is above 24.5°C : Neoprene wetsuits are forbidden to ensure the safety of all participants (it's too hot with a wetsuit, athletes risk dehydration).

Other than the safety factors, a specifically designed triathlon wetsuit will optimize the swimming body position and increase bouyancy. Internal test with the SWIFT triathlon wetsuit show a speed gain per 100m of between 8 to 16sec depending on the athlete!! New in 2019, the new neoprene triathlon wetsuit SWIFT grous together the technical characteristics of a high quality performance wetsuit and an original classy style.

WHAT TO DO IF THE WATER IS TOO WARM FOR A NEOPRENE WETSUIT ?

If the use of wetsuits is forbidden because the water temperature is too high, you are allowed to wear a "Swimskin" - a suit made from fabric covers your triathlon suit.

You can use the Swimskin for the swim section of the triathlon only, removing it before the bike section. Kiwami is a specialist designer and manufacturer of Swimskin's, with our AQUARUSH leading the way.

The Aquarush's hyper-water repellent yet breathable fabric and specific design help you float better and reduce your drag in the water, boosting performance while also providing moderate thermal protection.

Internal tests show the Aquarush to provide gains of between 4 and 8sec per 100m compared to swimming with a regular swimsuit. Not as fast as a neoprene wetsuit such as the SWIFT, but still not bad either !

The Aquarush can also be used for triathlon, open water swimming training and racing in warm weather and for Swim-Run events.


  • ITU and USAT approved
  • WTC swimskin approved

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