Triathlon Wetsuit - Male
The LOMO Challenger features include:
- Ultra flexible Matsuda neoprene
- Ultra smooth outer neoprene skin
- 3mm chest panel for warmth and buoyancy
- 2mm arm, leg and back panels for maximum flexibility
- 1.5mm Mega-stretch underarm panel with no direct seam underarm
- Anatomically shaped panels for maximum movement flexibility
- YKK back zip to help with speedy entry and exit from the suit
- Internally blind stitched throughout
- Glued seams
- Wrist traction panels.
Lomo Challenger triathlon wetsuit has caused a storm in the triathlon world. With Lomo, their triathlon wetsuits are brought direct from the manufacturer and therefore cuts out the middleman and sell direct to customers avoiding any price hikes. The affect of this is a value for money triathlon wetsuit with a list of features for the price is unrivalled. Lomo have taken over a year designing and developing with their manufacturer in getting this triathlon wetsuit just right. Customers have been delighted with the finished product. Triathlon 220 magazine review of triathlon wetsuit under £250 price range awarded the wetsuit 81% rating. If this suit was being sold through normal distribution channels it would cost in the region of £250.
What makes this wetsuit so special:
Firstly the materials, the wetsuit neoprene is required to provide warmth, flexibility, buoyancy and ease of exit (taking the wetsuit off) that most triathlete’s are looking for. Lomo have trailed countless materials to find a grade of neoprene that will give the degree of flexibility that is required for triathlon. The high degree of flexibility means that swimming in the suit is less restrictive especially around the shoulders. Having trialled various grades of neoprene, Lomo settled on using the Matsuda neoprene range. The Matsuda range fulfilled requirements of a triathlon wetsuit and at a fraction of the price of comparable triathlon wetsuits.
The main body area, which requires warmth and buoyancy, is made from 3mm neoprene. The arms and legs, which still require buoyancy but also need higher flexibility are made from 2mm neoprene and the under arm area is made from 1.5mm Matsuda Mega-stretch neoprene.
The underarm area is where most flexibility is required in a triathlon wetsuit, as you overstretch this panel whilst extending your arm at the top of your swim stroke.
The wrist area traction panels of the suit are made from Matsuda Aqua-grip neoprene which helps to increase the amount of propulsive force transferred from your arms to the water.
The cut of the suit (anatomically shaped panels) is designed to follow the contours of the body and give a fit to your body that is like a 'second skin'. Having anatomically shaped cut panels provide for maximum movement flexibility.
|Extra Small||160-165CM (5'3" - 5'5")||53-59KG (116-130lbs)||76-81CM (30-32")||67-74CM (27-29")|
|Small||165-170CM (5'5" - 5'7")||59-66KG (130-145lbs)||84-91CM (33-35")||73-81CM (29-32")|
|Medium||170-175CM (5'7" - 5'9")||66-79KG (145-174lbs)||91-100CM (36-40")||76-84CM (30-33")|
|Medium Tall||175-180CM (5'9" -5'11")||70-85KG (154-187lbs)||93-101CM (37-40")||76-84CM (30-33")|
|Large||177-183CM (5'10" - 6'0")||80-95KG (175-210lbs)||99-106CM (39-42")||81-89CM (32-35")|
|X-Large||183-190CM (6'0" - 6'3")||91-100KG (200-220lbs)||104-111CM (41-44")||86-91CM (34-36")|
|XX-Large||183-194CM (6'0" - 6'4")||100-109KG (220-240lbs)||111-117CM (44-46")||91-97CM (36-38")|