2XU X:2 Wetsuit
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The X:2 exists in an ultra high performance category of its own.
Promising to reset the global benchmark for triathlon wetsuits, this supreme piece is engineered to encourage a more efficient flex and body roll. The X:2's X-Flex Front Panel incorporates seamless inserts with triple the buoyancy of regular neoprene to promote speed through the water like never before.
Additional proprietary 2XU features include Transition Front Buoyancy Panel, Titanium Alpha Coating, X-Flex for improved hip rotation technique and CWEZ X catch panel for unprecedented surface area on the forearm.
The X:2's X-Flex Front Panel incorporates seamless inserts with triple the buoyancy of regular neoprene to promote speed through the water like never before.
With a 40 cell neoprene X Flex Panel across the front, 2XU's X:2 is engineered to arm the swimmer with unparalleled propulsion by facilitating a more effective body roll and flex through the water.
Designed to support both the beginner and advanced swimmer, X Flex works with the natural movement of the body in water; directing hips to perform more efficiently in the swim.
Internal air cells - increases flexibility through the chest panels.
Industry first Velocity Strakes channel water for greater stability and less sideways movement in choppy conditions. In still conditions, a water channelling process is offered for greater lift and cleaner water flow for speed through the water.
Silver SCS lining for increased warmth.
Optimizing the maximum 5mm thickness allowed under the International Federation Rules, and incorporating 39 cell rubber - the most buoyant on the market due to the cell density (spec gravity=.13). Maximum buoyancy means less body in the water therefore less wetted surface area and a faster overall speed through the water. Water is 1000 times denser than air and has a drag coefficient 10 times greater than air. Buoyancy is the ultimate component of speed.
2XU X:2 wetsuit utilises nano SCS providing the wetsuit with an extra 4% buoyancy over standard SCS. The underwater coefficient of dynamic friction of the SCS nanoskin is 0.026 in comparison to 4.0 of regular neoprene. Less friction = more speed.
Industry first Rollbar region improves buoyancy in the core for better body position when the body rolls off the front panel. This ultimately facilitates higher body position and hip position in the water for greater speed and power.
Utilising new generation 1.5mm 40 cell neoprene: the most flexible available on the planet.
The main factor for underarm material selection is flexibility. The underarm is a key panel which dictates the degree of shoulder and arm movement, releasing the stroke action to allow a complete extension along the latissimus dorsi. Both the neoprene and inner lining materials have been selected for maximum flexibility.
520% four-way stretch neoprene complemented by highly flexible hollow polyester fibre lining.
The high stretch hollow polyester jersey inner lining of underarm and shoulder panels of the 2XU wetsuit maintain flexibility and reduce weight. Our polyester lining in crucial flexibility zones is 4% more flexible than nylon alternatives. A comfortable inner layer does not reduce the flexibility of the outer neoprene skin, so energy can be focused on swimming and not wasted on restriction. Secondly, the hydrophobic polyester repels water, reducing arm weight by absorbing 70% less water than nylon.
Advanced material and construction of the 2XU underarm panel delivers maximum flexibility to facilitate extensive arm extension, rotation, abduction and adduction. Completely unrestricted range of arm movement.
The upper leg region (of seamless front panel) is serviced by the most buoyant neoprene available - nano SCS 5mm 39 cell neoprene.
The lower legs have a reduced 3mm panel structure to help with the run up the beach.
Quick release leg cut for faster suit removal.
BACK PANELS (MAIN LATERAL AND LOWER BACK)
Fundamental panels many other wetsuit brands underestimate. 2XU has engineered a back panel strong enough to contain a rigid zip and withstand the punishment of ongoing use in addition to being flexible enough to interact with the underarm panel for floatation. This is achieved by the one piece floating zip panel. No seams for less restriction.
SEAT AND CROTCH PANELS
These two panels are all about maximising buoyancy, while having an anatomical fitting to prevent water pooling in this region.
39 cell SCS neoprene for maximum buoyancy and a backing which holds its shape and support in a region where most of the stroke's power originates.
SHOULDER (AND EXTERIOR ARM) PANEL
One seamless panel running from the neck to the wrist. No seams translates to more flexibility through the shoulder and elbow region.
Utilising hyper flexible yet buoyant 2mm 39 cell rubber with the most flexible nylon lining on the market, the 2XU shoulder allows for unrestricted movement.
FOREARM GRIP PANEL
The rough capsule texture on the anterior forearm (rather than the smooth SCS coating we have on the other panels) grips the water to enhance the power of your catch with a better purchase of the water. This mesh panel anchors the arm so the body can effectively flow through and past the planted forearm to enhance ability to pull through the water.
The neckline balances tension to minimize water intake and chafing.
Neckline is finished with an adjustable collar fastening system for personalisation of the fit.
Seamless front construction for less drag.
Manufactured from reliable, light and powerful material, positioned behind the back panel lapels to reduce water intake and deliver speed.