Dare2Tri introduces the all new MACH3S
The design has remained more or less the same as the MACH3, but the S stands for Speed and Smoothness, hence the MACH3S
The main improvements in the MACH3S are where we have paid even more attention to the smoothness of the material – and as a result the speed through the water and the speed of removing the wetsuit – than with the MACH3.
The smoothness is obtained by using a new kind of rubber and new SCS coating, the so-called Glide Skin. This coating ensures minimal water resistance and it feels even more as though you are actually gliding through the water.
Moreover, it has been proven that, as with fish, water resistance as well as shape are naturally factors that determine velocity in the water. As humans, we do not have the shape of a fish, however, we can use the benefits of less water resistance.
- YKK ZIPPER : The worlds #1 zipper have a metal runner, which ensures gradual opening and closing. Following a survey held among our Dare2Tri followers, we decided to have the zip closing from the bottom up. The vast majority indicated this is to be preferred to a top to bottom zip.
- COLLAR : 2 X 1 MM : The collar is made of Glide Skin with a thickness of 2 x 1 mm: a double layer of Glide Skin on the skin in order to prevent water ingress, allowing the collar to stick to your neck as it were, which moves along as a result, thus preventing chafing. The closure on the rear is reversed*. We are the only wetsuit brand to have selected this; the reason being that, in the unlikely event the suit is closed incorrectly, only the soft Velcro will touch the skin. We are fully convinced that our wetsuits (all models) are free of chafing.
- UNIQUE NECK CLOSURE : The MACHV.5 is the first wetsuit in the market with a what we call 100% Comfort closure, the longer and wider flap with “Glideskin” on the inside ensures for 100% comfort and 100% non-chafing. The flap has been secured by incorporated Velcro to hold the neck flap in position, it also prevents water to come in the wetsuit.
- SHOULDERS 2.0 MM : The upper shoulders section are highly important. We have decided to put in the upper shoulder the most flexible material available on the market. The super smooth Glide Skin on the outside, aided by a lining of pre-stretched 4-way Super Stretch, ensures that you have maximum freedom of movement. This also means that, when removing the wetsuit, there is no resistance at all and you are out of the wetsuit in no time, which ensures minimal changeover time.
- ARMPIT BACKAREA 0.7MM : For the MACH3S.7 we have incorporated our patented Duraflex 0.7mm, a finger nail resistant neoprene with SuperFlex lining to provide maximum flexibility and durability.
- GRIP PANELS: 2.5 MM : The MACH3S.7 is equipped with grip panels on the inside of the forearms and on the shin. The ridges in the grip panels ensure low water turbulence, creating better propulsion around the forearms and lower legs. This ensures a stronger arm and leg stroke, and therefore a more effective swimming stroke.
- STABILITY PANELS: 5MM : The MACH3S.7 is equipped with grip panels on the inside of the forearms and on the shin. The ridges in the grip panels ensure low water turbulence, creating better propulsion around the forearms and lower legs. This ensures a stronger arm and leg stroke, and therefore a more effective swimming stroke.
- LONGER BACK ZIPPER : Both the men but especially the female wetsuits have a longer back zipper to make the release of the wetsuit much easier. This will safe important seconds in the transition area.
- LOWER LEG AQUA GRIP PANEL: 3.5 MM : The MACH3S.7 is equipped with Aqua grip panels on the shin. The ridges in the grip panels ensure low water turbulence, creating better propulsion around the forearms and lower legs. This ensures a stronger arm and leg stroke and therefore a more effective swimming stroke.