This wetsuit has a couple of larger finger nail marks on the front of the body, as well as smaller marks around the rest of the wetsuit
Over the last 20 years Blueseventy have been at the forefront of triathlon and swimming wetsuits, constantly striving to lead the market in design, technology and performance. Being in the water as much as they are Blueseventy obsess over stroke rates, collar heights, upper body restrictions, centre of buoyancy and countless other things that craet the delicate balance between fit, material and design. This culmination of years of testing and research has produced what blueseventy say is their finest suit ever. Blueseventy meticulously sourced materials, experimented with panel construction and swam in prototype after prototype. The results speak for themselves: their most flexible and comfortable suit yet. Proprietary TST panels provide unparalleled upper body flexibility and thick 5mm Yamamoto Aerodrome rubber deliver a higher body position in the water. Paired with quick exit legs, a reverse zipper and body fit panels; the Helix fits like a second skin and is quicker through T1. 4 generations of the Helix have delivered the ultimate Swimming experience. Champions and the fastest swimmers and triathletes have placed the Helix in a class of its own.
Torsional Stretch Technology (TST)
The distinct blue panels of a Helix have been a stand out feature since the first model was released in 2006. For the 5th generation, Blueseventy have further advanced the premium Yamamoto 40 cell 1.5mm proprietary TST panels by eliminating seam lines and freeing up the deltoid muscle to provide unparalleled arm and shoulder mobility.
No other wetsuit offers ultrathin 1mm premium Yamamoto 40 cell arms that provide the flexibility and comfort of a second skin with the speed and propulsion of a full suit.
Body Fit Panels
The Helix has been improved with body mapped gender specific 3mm Fit Panels contoured to not only make this edition their easiest Helix to fit, but to compliment the torso and back leg buoyancy panels to improve rotation
VO2 Chest Panel
Redesigned the split chest construction naturally and anatomically accentuates the lungs, producing the optimal amount of buoyancy while maximising stretch during respiration. The thin centre panel has been extended to the neckline to improve fit and comfort.
Quick Exit Legs
New for teh Helix is the addition of 2mm thin lower leg panels beginning at the knee and flaring out at the ankle. This design has made the Helix even easier to get on and the fastest to remove when seconds matter.
Honeycomb Aqua Feel
A premium feature of the Helix since 2010 is Blueseventy’s ultra-light hydrophobic catch panel made with the same permeable textile fabric used in their swim skins and competition pool swim suits. These minimalistic forearm panels increase awareness of arm position in the water encouraging better technique, more power and reduced risk of injury.
The 4 way stretch fabric in Blueseventy’s 40 cell 1mm silicone cuffs seal the wrists from unwelcomed water entry, without catching when removing the suit.
2mm textured panels assist with knee flexion by reducing bunching and improved running in transition.
The Helix reverse zipper not only removes the bulkier zipper head from behind the neck, but also reduces the need for a traditionally higher collar, improving your comfort and making it easier to sight.
The Helix is built on a 5-4-4 pattern, centralising core buoyancy to raise the position of the highs in relation to the rest of the body. The chest and torso panels utilise super buoyant 5mm Yamamoto Aerodrome that keep the hips high and promote and efficient downhill swimming position.
- Torsional Stretch Technology (TST)
- Ultrathin Arms
- Body Fit Panels
- VO2 Chest Panel
- Quick Exit Legs
- Honeycomb Aqua Feel
- Knee Flex
- Reverse Zipper
Ex-hire wetsuits are graded, from A to D. This is based on the condition of the wetsuit and will not affect the overall performance.
Grade A – Almost as good as new. In very good condition with no tears or damage.
Grade B – Wetsuits will have the odd mark, nick or possible slight cosmetic marks/ damage (e.g. fingernail marks, fading).
Grade C – Has large fingernail tears or surface tears which need to be repaired by neoprene glue.
Grade D – Has multiple tears, severe discolouration and damage to the neoprene.
*All ex-hire wetsuit sales are final. No returns, refunds or exchanges available*