The Sonar wetsuit for women by Orca is the most versatile wetsuit in their range, it is suited to the technical capabilities and needs of much of the triathlete and open water swimming communities. Designed for the Total Swimmer, it combines buoyancy and flexibility in order to achieve a correct position in the water, improving your hydrodynamics. The Sonar wetsuit gives you the confidence you need to push a little further.
Orca groups their wetsuits based on your swimming ability or position in the water. This sonar wetsuit falls into the mid-range where it seeks to maximise flexibility with float-ability. To find out which category of swimmer you are, please use the Orca reference guide found here.
With the sonar wetsuit for women you get around 30% more buoyancy thanks to the Aerodrome technology. As a result, you will be able to stay in an elevated and elongated swimming position for longer. This is necessary for more efficient swimming.
CLS technology is also used in the sonar wetsuit which works by supporting your abdomen to help prevent twisting. This suit combines both CLS and Aerodrome technology so it helps you maintain correct lower body positioning during your swim.
This wetsuit uses Yamamoto 39 cell neoprene and inner super stretch lining. This allows for a long reach at the front of your stroke and a full arm cycle, this will help you maximise the distance per stoke.
Orca sizing is different to other manufacturers. Please consult their helpful guide before placing your order. Size guide
Orca was founded in Auckland in 1994 by Scott Unsworth, a former New Zealand age group triathlon champion. He decided to start manufacturing wetsuits after discovering that traditional surfing wetsuits were not suitable for swimming.
Open water swimming can be dangerous, please don’t take unnecessary risks and only swim within your limits. We strongly recommend attending coached, organised open water swimming training. If you would like to join our coached open water sessions you will find our latest schedule here