We have been designing and producing world-class wetsuits for over 45 years and are proud to present our latest innovation, the Marlin Triathlon suit. Our men’s suit has been intricately designed to perfectly work in conjunction with the male body, ensuring unparalleled freedom of movement, comfort, and ultimately, performance. It is the ideal suit for triathlons and all open water swimming. We created two versions of the suit as it was vital to consider the differences between the male and female body frame and shape, a one-size-fits-all approach would not suffice for the serious triathlete and open water swimmer. Our Men’s’ suit is available in a range of sizes (S, M, L, XL, XXL) so you can be sure we have a suit that will achieve the perfect fit for you. Please see our sizing chart for further details, so you can ensure the suit you order will be the right size and fit.
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The Marlin Triathlon suit cuts through water with exceptional ease thanks to its diverse hydrodynamic, Super Composite Skin (SCS) construction. Every aspect of the suit has been strategically designed to ensure minimal resistance in the water and to achieve the perfect balance of flexibility, thermal insulation, and buoyancy.
Yamamoto #39 & #40 with SCS coating is used across the entire wetsuit. Yamamoto #40 neoprene is used throughout the entire arm, shoulder, back panel and ankle sections. It features a strong skin surface and flexibility and is the most stretchable neoprene on the market.
The torso section (from the waist up) is lined with thermal Ti-Alpha, a titanium layer between the outer neoprene and the lining. This reflects up to 40% of generated body heat back towards the body rather than it disappearing instantly to the water. In addition, the calf panel also benefits from a Ti-Alpha layer to reduce calf cramping.
The core panel has been designed to be very buoyant. This entire panel uses 5.0mm Aerodome neoprene Yamamoto SCS neoprene which is 20-30% more buoyant than other neoprene materials. It is used from the knee, on the entire front thigh and wraps around the hips, buttocks, and lower abdomen. This ensures the swimmers hips and legs are raised and promotes hip roll.
The rest of the suit uses #39 grade neoprene which is lightweight and soft. Overall, the wetsuit panels promote a more efficient swim-roll dynamic technique rather than the flat swimming position.
What is SCS?
SCS is a Super Composite Skin. It is applied to the surface of the smooth skin. By applying a micellar structure with both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties, it coats the surface with water molecules when the surface is wet. This leads to reducing the resistance when putting on and taking off and alleviates water resistance. SCS also provides increased thermal insulation and extra comfort. Several of the world’s top free divers wear wetsuits with SCS coatings and have set new records, in addition to this triathlon suits like ours use this coating along with competition swimwear. (Friction resistance coefficient: 0.32 ~ 0.021cdf).
What is Aerodome?
This material has airholes evenly positioned on the rubber layer. It reduces the weight of the material and aids the release of body humidity. Using the Aerodome process on rubber adds buoyancy by keeping air bubbles in the air holes and even improves heat retention due to the heat insulating effect of the air bubbles. This is perfect for triathlon wear.
What is Ti-Alpha?
Titanium Alpha uses a titanium alloy layer, it reflects the body temperature inwards and keeps the inside warm from the coldness of the water on the outside, meaning the coldn does not affect your body temperature. (Heat reflectivity: 25~40%).
We did our research….
The design and development team really spent time to ensure we supplied you with the best triathlon wetsuit. From getting the perfect fit to choosing the best materials on the market to work with, we believe this triathlon wetsuit is perfect for your Openwater activities. No detail was too small, for example, we decided not to use standard wrist cuffs after extensive research of their need and function for the Openwater swimmer. Instead, we have opted for the use of a long-taped seam on the inside of the forearms and calf legs which allows these areas to be cut to your desired length. This enhances speed of removal in any racing situation and allows a much better individual fit on the arms and lower calf. The cuff and calf panels are made from 2.0mm #40 grade neoprene which allows for very quick and easy removal over the hands and heels. A much better design than those elastic stretch panels that have been previously trialled. This is great for Tri-Races but also for those with difficulty reaching certain areas of their body.
Why the Marlin Triathlon wetsuit?
The Marlin Triathlon suit has an impressive history of success – providing a solid foundation on which we have built upon. In the early 2000’s the previous design of this suit was worn by top triathletes such as Faris Al Sultan (2005 Ford Ironman Kona World Champion), and Christof Wandratsch, who set the (then) world record for the fastest ever swim of the English Channel in 2005.
You can expect even more from our brand-new suit. We have taken our old design and revolutionised it, incorporating the latest features and high-end construction to create a modern-day, world-class triathlon suit.
Personalise your wetsuit
As with many of our products, you have the option to personalise your Triathlon suit as you desire. Whether you would like to add your name, logos or any other personalisation to your suit, our dedicated in-house design team are here to bring your vision to life. They will work with you and ensure you are 100% happy with a digital mock-up of the design before production. Simply place your order online as usual, then email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your personalisation request and we will be in touch to confirm all the details and discuss your options – it’s as easy as that!
- Constructed from Yamamoto #30, #40 SCS and Aerodome neoprene
- Wetsuit panels range from 2.0mm to 5.0mm (see construction photo)
- Triple glued & taped seams
- Glide though the water more efficiently and with zero drag
- Reduces body heat loss with the metallic alloy barrier
- Cuffs and ankles designed to be trimmable
- YKK® zip with long zip puller & Velcro to secure
- Protective inner zip flap
- Open water visibility with bright blue shoulder/arm panels
- Quick easy on. Easy off – which eases frustration
- Smooth overprint pattern on cuffs, back panel & underarms
- Mesh storage bag included
- Available in sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL