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Huub Archimedes III Triathlon Wetsuit

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The Huub Archimedes III triathlon wetsuit redefines buoyancy for the modern triathlete. This is the third incarnation of the suit, with new technology to lead the way in tri clothing.

Tested and developed on our exclusive 17 force plate M.A.D (Measurement of Active Drag) system the wetsuit offers three major enhancements to the world’s bestselling high-end wetsuit, the Archimedes II.

+43% Buoyancy over standard Neoprene:

+43 is the most significant technological advancement in wetsuit materials for over 80 years. Since its inception in 1930, neoprene has been used in many applications. It took until the late 80's for the early triathlon adopters to use versions of smooth skin neoprene, and we asked ourselves why this hasn't progressed?

When tested in our labs we have seen that dimples and contours deliver no benefit to performance. It has taken the constant questioning of the norm, and a multi-year development cycle with our partners in production HD Labs to finally create a material that is lighter, and more buoyant. The result? A groundbreaking 43% more buoyant (than standard neoprene) foam, worth the 80-year wait!

Neoprene will always have its place well, for now! The Japanese Yamamoto materials we use are perfect for stretch and reach zones, coupled with our engineering and design thought process there really is no substitute, but buoyancy proposes a different set of needs.

Where buoyancy for swimming wetsuits is concerned, first there was neoprene, then came NBR, now there is +43, and we cannot wait for you to try it. Forgive us for patting ourselves and HD Labs on the back with our new material +43 foam - because now, "it's no longer just about Neoprene".

Graduated Buoyancy:

Differing newton values of buoyant materials deliver graduated buoyancy profiles around thighs, hips and lower quads to ensure the correct balance with the bodies centre of buoyancy. This provides a flatter, more streamlined and faster suit profile in the water, resulting in more buoyancy and a hydrodynamic profile.

Bicep Release 360:

With the inception of the original bicep release, we were able to assist correct arm positioning and bicep expansion to allow a natural bent arm state for recovery and catch. We have now taken this one step further by also applying this technology to the tricep.

With this use of materials (a more relaxed fabric covering) in both the tricep and bicep areas, it offers benefits for arm positioning through the stress of catch & pull and enhances the recovery phase by allowing a relaxed arm position with high elbow and less swing. With less tension, less fatigue, more comfort and more efficient stroke alignment the Bicep Release just went 360.

Rider Profile:

Who:

The Archimedes 3 is the suit for the triathlete wanting a sleeveless 'no suit' feel, in a full-bodied wetsuit, we call it 'Rotational Freedom'. For the triathlete pursuing maximum streamlining and hydrodynamic efficiency through strong un-cumbersome leg lift.

Perfect for those seeking maximum comfort and efficient stroke technique. For those wanting to push past the boundaries of neoprene and discover the benefits of never before used composite material - "It's what you don't see that makes you faster".

What:

We have created a suit designed to deliver the fastest swim. A wetsuit intended to meet the needs of the athlete wanting a suit where correct body alignment and flexibility are paramount. It provides lower drag, thanks to our exclusive Graduated Buoyancy System engineered to reduce frontal drag by raising the lower body into a more hydrodynamic efficient state.

The +43 Foam offers 43% more buoyancy than standard neoprene foam - a new generation of material available exclusively from HUUB. The suit has a new emphasis on upper arm comfort and anti-fatigue, combined with efficient stroke alignment delivered by the new Bicep Release 360.

Why:

Like all of our wetsuits, the Archimedes 3 was born from a relentless testing program combining the talents and knowledge of professor Huub Toussaint with the theoretical confirmation from the data-driven M.A.D system.

The designs taken from the mind of Dean Jackson are tested to reveal the real scientific benefits. Not all ideas pass the test, but those that do face further rigorous testing to ensure there is a real and validated benefit to our world-leading triathlon wetsuits.

Buoyancy is key, and the correct buoyancy in the right amount and location has been the emphasis of hundreds of test runs on the M.A.D System, this is where the Graduated Buoyancy System and +43 foam come in to play.

We never discount the input from our athletes, consulting with some of the world's best. The Archimedes 3 was extensively tested by Richard Varga (aka the fish), who has dominated the WTS swim discipline for several years and also by Jack Burnell - a pure open water Olympic swimmer.

We recognise their opinions are not only used to make a great product, but we understand those views are invaluable when an athlete needs to know all their time and commitment to training is only enhanced and not hindered -"Research, Science, Reality".

M.A.D System:

Developed in partnership with Innovate-UK the Measurement of Active Drag (M.A.D) is the ultimate measurement - the holy grail of data for swimmers. How much drag am I creating myself and in differing wetsuits, swimskins etc.? There are other methods but none as accurate and precise as the M.A.D system.

Professors Huub Toussaint invented the first M.A.D system 15 years ago, but his learning's and research had him wanting to take it to the next level by using 17 force plates instead of one. With the vision of HUUB and its shareholders, the decision was made to chase the dream and create our very own M.A.D system. No other sports brand has one, and that's what we couldn't get over, how can you make claims without thorough testing?

The worlds most advanced M.A.D system resides at our testing facility partnership in Mallorca with BEST swim centre.

HD Labs:

HD Labs are the in-house development team tasked with one simple brief 'question everything'. It has taken us over four years to find a manufacturing facility with the same vision and foresight to satisfy the relentless need to find better and faster.

HD Labs is a unique HUUB factory collaboration where we can ask the questions and solutions are provided. To ask for a replacement to neoprene wasn't something the team at HD labs get frequently asked, but we challenged tirelessly until we had a material we knew would deliver the ground-breaking standards our users demanded of HUUB.

Manufacturing expertise, materials expertise, modern-day construction methods combined with young vibrant and questioning minds leaves us excited for what is next out of the HD Labs. +43 foam is only the beginning; we have much more to come.

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Huub Wet Suit Size Chart

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Huub Wetsuit Sizing

SizeHeight (ft/in)Weight (lbs)BuildHeight (cm)Weight (kg)
XS 4'9" - 5'3" 122 - 143 Extra Small 145 - 160 55 - 65
ST 5'8" - 6'0" 130 - 150 Small / Tall 173 - 183 59 - 68
S 5'3" - 5'7" 141 - 165 Small 160 - 170 64 - 75
SMT 5'8" - 6'0" 161 - 179 Small / Med / Tall 173 - 183 73 - 81
M 5'7" - 6'1" 159 - 187 Medium 170 - 185 72 - 85
MT 5'11" - 6'3" 161 - 190 Medium / Tall 180 - 191 73 - 86
ML 5'10" - 6'3" 177 - 198 Medium / Large 178 - 191 80 - 90
L 5'11" - 6'4" 194 - 220 Large 180 - 193 88 - 100
XL 6'0" - 6'8" 210+ Extra Large 183 - 203 95+
SS 5'7" - 6'1" 193 - 220 Short / Stocky 170 - 185 88 - 100

Read our clothing size guide for more information on sizing.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Tri/TT Clothing Guide

What is triathlon clothing?

Triathlon clothing is built for wearing during the running, swimming and cycling of triathlon races. This clothing can be focused on just one element and easy to change out of, or more commonly designed to be suitable for all three sports.

Who needs triathlon clothing?

Anyone training for or competing in triathlons.

What are the choices?

General cycling kit is often appropriate for the amateur triathlete, but as you get more advanced, you might want to invest in a wetsuit or tri suit, or perhaps a separate jersey and shorts.

What should I buy with them?

You can complement your triathlon kit with some normal cycling clothing, particularly for training. Also, don’t forget the aero helmet.

Anything else?

Make sure your tri clothing suits the type of event and distance you’re targeting. For longer events you may be happy to switch outfits during transition, but for short, fast tri races, you will want to go for an all-round tri suit or wetsuit.

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Please Note: Due to the current circumstances we are experiencing high demand so we may take a little longer than usual to despatch your order. Our Warehouse and Bike Build team are up and running as normal and we are taking active measures to ensure that we are following the government guidance with social distancing and additional health & safety measures have been put in place throughout the business. Please rest assured we will do everything we can to get your order to you as quickly as possible.

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