Orca Womens Vitalis TRN Openwater HI VIS Swimming Wetsuit
The Openwater Vitalis Hi-Vis Wetsuit is a refined version of the Core Hi-Vis model, built for open-water swimming and training. It stands out in the water with its bright orange panels and offers thermal comfort and unrestricted mobility.
High Visibility: For the utmost safety in the water, the HI-VIS has been designed with a high-visibility orange colour that makes it easy for boats, surfers and other swimmers to locate you while you swim in open water.
Elasticity: The highly elastic materials used in this wetsuit will provide you with more flexibility for your swim stroke and allow you to swim without restricting your movements.
Neutral buoyancy: The 2.5 mm Yamamoto 38 material, incorporated in the torso and legs, will provide you with buoyancy in addition to good thermal comfort
Neoprene can be damaged by excess salt or other chemicals such as chlorine if used in swimming pools. We recommend washing your wetsuit with plenty of water after each use. A small amount of neutral pH soap can be used and then rinsed out afterwards.
Once clean, make sure to prevent it from holding onto too much moisture. Air dry it outside or in a ventilated indoor space, somewhere without direct exposure to sunlight as this can damage the materials.
Storing your wetsuit properly keeps the materials and seams from creasing and being stretched for long periods of time. It also prevents the material from wrinkling, which can affect both the wetsuit's durability and appearance.
The best way to store a wetsuit is to hang it draped over a hanger from its waist so that the most delicate areas such as the shoulders and arms do not have any kind of tension on them.
For wetsuits with very flexible shoulders (Apex Flex or Apex Flow), it is important not to place them on a hanger from the shoulder area, as this will degrade the elasticity over time. For the rest of the models, a wide hanger can be used, as long as the wetsuit is not strained in the shoulder or neck area.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
1) If your suit has Velcro, avoid contact between the Velcro and the inner lining of the wetsuit, as it will damage the fibres in the material. Keep the Velcro covered with the provided fabric patch or make sure that the Velcro is closed so that the rough part of the Velcro does not damage the inside of your suit.
2) For all suits, especially those made with neoprene, be careful not to damage the neoprene material with your nails when putting on or taking off the suit, as this type of damage is not covered by our warranty policy.
3) Triathlon and open-water suits have been designed specifically for swimming. We cannot guarantee the correct functioning of the wetsuits for other activities. Any damage to the wetsuit resulting from use in activities other than swimming is not covered by our warranty policy.
4) Avoid leaning on or coming into contact with any surfaces (especially rough ones) while wearing your wetsuit.