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SWIFT triathlon wetsuit
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SWIFT triathlon wetsuit

€625.00
Color
  • BLACK RED
Size
  • XS
  • S
  • ST
  • M
  • MT
  • L
  • XL

SWIFT - C041X016

Triathlon wetsuit by Kiwami

New in 2019, the new neoprene triathlon wetsuit SWIFT groups together the technical characterisitcs of a high quality performance wetsuit and an original classy style.

  • SWIFT features the optimal combination of flexibility and buoyancy for an ideal swimming position with a cut and variation of neoprene thicknesses designed to facilitate swimming movements. Particular attention has been paid to movements in the shoulder and torso areas.
  • 6 different neoprene thicknesses to optimize body position, arm catch and body roll
  • The lower leg of the wetsuit features 3 cut lines along which you can safely cut the leg to the length that best suit you by eliminating the bunch up at the ankle level, drag is reduced and transition times are shortened.

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If your weight and height match two different sizes, choose the bigger size. If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact our customer service  -by phone +33 5 5932 2936 -by email at contact@kiwamitriathlon.com

Mainland France :

  • Relay points 48hrs / 72hrs: 6 € including VAT.
  • Home delivery by post without signature 48hrs / 72hrs: 8 € including VAT
  • Fedex Express 24hrs: around 30 € (variable rates)

French overseas territories :

  • Home delivery by post 4 -15 days depending on the destination and customs services: 15 € excluding VAT
  • Fedex Express 2 - 5 days depending on the destination and customs services: Variable rates

Customs fees may be applied. Payment of customs fees are the full responsibility of the customer. The products are invoiced excluding VAT.

European Union (+ Switzerland):

  • Home delivery by post (signature required) 3 to 10 days: 12.50 € excluding VAT
  • Fedex Express 2 - 5 days depending on the destination: Variable rates
  • Switzerland: Home delivery by post (signature required) 3 - 10 days: 12.50 € excluding VAT.

Customs fees may be applied. Payment of customs fees are the full responsibility of the customer. The products are invoiced excluding VAT.

  • All orders placed between December 6, 2018 and December 14, 2018 are eligible for an extended return period until January 15.
  • If you receive your order but the size or the style of some items does not suit you, don't worry, you have 14 days from the reception date to return the products for re-imbursement.
  • Any product that have been customized with the printing of a name, text or logo and any products that are part of the RIO NATION range cannot be returned.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the customer to organize and pay for the sending of products back to Kiwami.

KIWAMI QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE

SWIFT : FAST AND AGILE

3 years in research and testing to create the ultimate, speed-enhancing wetsuit.

The new neoprene suit from Kiwami provides all the comfort, buoyancy and technical features required in a triathlon wetsuit made for competition. Fast both in and out of the water, the SWIFT provides fluidity of movement for fast swimming and transitions.

Discover the Kiwami experience : 15 years making triathlon products to satisfy even the most meticulous triathletes !

combinaison néoprène triathlon Kiwami Swift

TESTING KIWAMI SWIFT'S SPEED VS. THE COMPETITION AND VS. A STANDARD SWIMWEAR

 6 different buoyancy levels, a customizable leg length and a unique limestone-based neoprene, the KIWAMI SWIFT wetsuit has outperformed any other wetsuits in our comprehensive tests

fastest triathlon wetsuit kiwami swift

From the first strokes in the water, you’ll feel how the KIWAMI SWIFT promotes a perfect body position, a high elbow catch and pull, a body roll that activates the larger back muscles. The KIWAMI SWIFT wetsuit will inevitably help you with FASTER times in the water, whether you are an elite swimmer or not

Kiwami chooses to use premium high quality neoprenes that are non-petrol based and which best meet the specific needs of triathlon and open water swimming.

The cut, the placement of panels and the choice of neoprene types and thicknesses have been tested and approved so that the SWIFT wetsuit provides the absolute best balance of buoyancy and flexibility for swimming fast and comfortably.

Limestone neoprene

Limestone neoprene has a high micro-cell structure. These are independent closed cells (bubbles basically) within the neoprene that are packed together at an extremely high density. Oil-based neoprene has a cell penetration of 60-70%, whereas limestone neoprene has a 94% cell penetration. The limestone neoprene has a lot more air bubbles inside the rubber than other brands (over 30%), and is less dense than oil-based neoprene. Because of this micro-cell structure, limestone neoprene provides several,distinct advantages to the functionality of wetsuits compared to the traditional oil-based neoprene:

  • Lighter
  • Impermeable
  • Durable
  • Stretchy

The glue used by Kiwami to assemble the neopren pannels is completely chemicals free. This glue is water based and completely solvent free with no harmful chemicals. it replaces solvent based glues in the lamination process.

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BUOYANCY AND STABILITY

Kiwami focusses on the most critical body areas for best open water swimming performance by combining 6 different neoprene types in their wetsuit.

  • 1.5mm on the shoulders provides optimal flexibility and thermal protection for this all-important area of the body. A neoprene too thick will restrict movement and a neoprene too slim won't provide enough thermal protection to keep the shoulder muscles moving efficiently in cold water : the super flexible 1.5mm neoprene used in the SWIFT is the perfect compromise.
  • 4mm neoprene on the quads, lower abdomen, buttocks, and hamstrings provides maximum buoyancy for this crucial area which dictates a swimmer's entire body position and drag coefficent in the water. Our Swift wetsuit is fastest with a maximum panel thickness of 4mm. 5mm panels put the body just a little too high in the water, making arm and movements movements less efficient, while 4mm panels put the body in just the right position for an effective and natural swimming stroke.
  • 2mm neoprene at the neck and upper back is strong enough to keep water from entering the wetsuit and supple enough to move and breathe freely.
  • 1mm neoprene on the lower arms ensures free elbow movement and facilitates fast transitions.

AIRDOME TECHNOLOGY - STAY AFLOAT !

The chest and hip areas of the SWIFT wetsuit are composed of a 4 mm Airdome ® neoprene which traps air bubbles, increasing buoyancy and flexibility. Our tests convinced us that 4 mm is the ideal thickness for these panels. Extending the chest panel to cover the hips facilitates body roll and help activate larger back muscles in addition to the shoulders.

A 3mm neoprene is used over the lower back and front lower legs, aiding buoyancy and lower back support without restricting movement.

néoiprène alvéolé avec des bulles d'air
néoprène hydrodynamique SWIFT

Hydrodynamic and extra flexible side panels facilitate maximum stroke extension

Kiwami has developped a side panel with a specific shape and using an extra flexible neoprene with extra smooth "Shark Scale" prints.

This panel helps facilitate maximum stroke extension and minimizes water friction, enabling the swimmer to move into the catch phase of the stroke more quickly without compromizing stroke length.

Shark scale prints have also been used on the shoulders, a part of the body where there is a lot of water turbulence while swimming.

Positive Turbulence Forearm System

Kiwami has integrated ribbed catch panels on the inside forearms of the SWIFT suit.

Inside forearms catch panels create turbulence under the forearms leading the elbow up while pulling your arm back. It helps bring the forearm into a vertical position as quickly as possible during the under water phase of the arm stroke

combinaison néoprène triathlon turbulence system
Combinaison néoprène ajustable coupe mollet

AJUSTABLE LOWER LEG LENGTH

As for Kiwami's latest Spider2 trisuits products, the SWIFT has an ajustable leg length option to allow a better fit for everyone. You can choose from 3 different lengths to safely and easily adapt the lower leg to your own preference. Simply cut along the scissors line printed on the wetsuit, making sure to cut below the back-stich on the seam.

Advantages include

perfect fit by eliminating the bunch up at the ankle level, drag is reduced and transition times are shortened. Ankles remain floppy and not flexed nor stiff.

  • Fast transitions
  • Optimal fitting
  • Keeping bulky timing chips from getting stuck in your wetsuit !

carry and protect your SWIFT

To carry and protect your SWIFT neopren wetsuit, Kiwami provides a micro-mesh bag of 45cm X 45cm, entirely produced in our French factory. With ajustable straps and 2 external large pockets, It is ideal to carry your swimcap, goggles and drink bottle.

The micro-perforated fabric facilitates the water drain after use.

Caution ! To put your wetsuit on with no problem, Kiwami offers a pair of gloves. Both light and soft, they will allow you to manipulate your wetsuit safely and minimize the cuts possibilities.

DETAILS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Combinaison néoprène sans pétrole

NON-PETROL BASED NEOPRENE

Help protect the planets resources !!! Our neoprene is made from a limestone base, good for the environment and not full of petro-chemicals. It also has a high micro-cell structure, catching over 30% more air inside the rubber.

AQUA GLUE

The glue we use in our productions is 100% free of harsh chemicals, it is aqua-based glue, completely solvent free with no harmful chemicals

SHAPE SECOND SKIN

Move freely, with our perfect shape. 

LOW COLLAR

The collar on the SWIFT is low, below the laryngeal prominence at the front of the neck to ease your breathing while swimming. The collar is made from a lazer cut 2mm neoprene panel which is not doubled over so that it remains as comfortable as possible while not allowing for water entry.

Coutures renforcées combinaison néoprène

RE-INFORCED SEAMS

You'll notice by inspecting the inside that the SWIFT triathlon wetsuit is made with a particular attention to quality finish. All seams are glued, sewn and re-inforced so that the neoprene suit is as tough as possible.

REVERSE VELCRO NECK CLOSURE

Contrary to most wetsuit brands, Kiwami places the soft velcro on the closing flap so that you won't be injured by the rough velcro rubbing against you neck when lifting your head to see where you're going.

Zip YKK néoprène

REVERSE ZIP CLOSURE

The reverse zip closure with maximum strength YKK zipper means that the wetsuit is closed when the zip is pulled downwards. This prevents the wetsuit from opening while swimming.

COLORED SHOULDERS

As with the Aquarush, the SWIFT triathlon wetsuit has bright colored shoulder panels so that the swimmer remains visible from the shore for spectators and supporters.

SIZE CHART

XS

S

ST

M

MT

L

XL

 Height
in/cm 
 4'9"-5'1"
147-160cm 
 5'1"-5'7"
160-170cm 
 5'6"-5'11"
168-182cm 
 5'8"-6'
172-184cm 
 5'10"-6'2"
180-188cm 
 5'11"-6'3"
182-192cm 
 6'+
186+ 
 Weight
lbs/kg 
 121-143lbs
55-65kg 
 141-165lbs
64-75kg 
 149-172lbs
68-78kg 
 159-187lbs
72-85kg 
 160-189lbs
78-86kg 
 172-198lbs
78-90kg 
 194+
88+ 
  1. This sizing should serve as a guide. Many athletes will fall in between categories and we can assist: we have a strong experience in sizing of our gear. Do not hesitate to contact us either via email or phone.
  2. Before putting on your KIWAMI SWIFT: we strongly suggest using the Kiwami gloves that are provided with your Kiwami SWIFT. They will protect the wetsuit against your nails; nails indeed are the worst “enemy” of your wetsuit.
  3. The wetsuit should be put on with legs first, slowly working your way up. Before sliding into your arms and top, make sure the bottom part of the SWIFT is well positioned. We suggest the legs to be pulled just under your calves and the arms to be above your wristwatch. You will get a faster transition and a better feel for the water.
WHY WEAR A WETSUIT FOR A TRIATHLON RACE ?

Depending on the water temperature, a neorene suit or other thermal protection may or may not be mandatory equipment for a triathlon race. Event organizers measure the water temperature before race start and inform the participants which of 3 possible scenarios apply :

-Water temperature is below 16°C : a neoprene wetsuit is mandatory to ensure the saftey of all competitors (it's too cold without a wetsuit, athletes risk hypothermia) ;

-Water temperature is between 16 and 24.5°C : Triathletes can choose if they wear a wetsuit of not ;

-Water temperature is above 24.5°C : Neoprene wetsuits are forbidden to ensure the safety of all participants (it's too hot with a wetsuit, athletes risk dehydration).

Other than the safety factors, a specifically designed triathlon wetsuit will optimize the swimming body position and increase bouyancy. Internal test with the SWIFT triathlon wetsuit show a speed gain per 100m of between 8 to 16sec depending on the athlete !!

WHAT TO DO IF THE WATER IS TOO WARM FOR A NEOPRENE WETSUIT ?

If the use of wetsuits is forbidden because the water temperature is too high, you are allowed to wear a "Swimskin" - a suit made from fabric covers your triathlon suit.

You can use the Swimskin for the swim section of the triathlon only, removing it before the bike section. Kiwami is a specialist designer and manufacturer of Swimskin's, with our AQUARUSH leading the way.

The Aquarush's hyper-water repellent yet breathable fabric and specific design help you float better and reduce your drag in the water, boosting performance while also providing moderate thermal protection.

Internal tests show the Aquarush to provide gains of between 4 and 8sec per 100m compared to swimming with a regular swimsuit. Not as fast as a neoprene wetsuit such as the SWIFT, but still not bad either !

The Aquarush can also be used for triathlon, open water swimming training and racing in warm weather and for Swim-Run events.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Here’s our tips and tricks to extend the life of your wetsuit :

Wetsuits, can be pretty fragile, so try to avoid rocks, reef and the gravel in the carpark.

Keep your hands and fingers as flat as possible when pulling the suit up.

For the best fit, pull up the sleeves and legs as much as possible. To keep water out of your wetsuit, you want to have the feeling that the wetsuit is too short on you. Neoprene must be tight around your wrists and ankles.

Rinse your wetsuit in cold water. Turn it inside out and have another go.

Hang up your freshly rinsed wetsuit inside out to dry in the shade, using a hanger with very wide shoulders or let it dry flat. Direct sunlight is not neoprene’s friend. Wetsuits can be pretty heavy when they’re full of water so hanging them by the neck and shoulders will stretch it out.

After it’s been drying for a while, turn it inside out and give the other side a chance to dry too. This step is just as important as rinsing.

Try not to swim in chlorinated water as chlorine may affect the quality of the neopren.

In the same way, try not to pour sunblock or mineral oils over your wetsuit : prefere organic products such as macadamia, jojoba, or almond oil.

Hopefully these instructions on how to take care of a wetsuit will get you more mileage out of your suit.

Gender
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2019-06-28

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11/06/2019

La meilleure combinaison du marché, de loin

Une vraie seconde peau. Elle se fait complètement oublier dans l'eau tout en proposant de vrais gains de vitesse, que ce soit sur triathlon M, Half ou Ironman. très. A l'image de la trifonction Spider Aero 2, le meilleur produit du marché, Je n'ai jamais aussi bien nagé en triathlon que depuis que j'ai la SWIFT.

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SWIFT triathlon wetsuit

SWIFT triathlon wetsuit

Triathlon wetsuit by Kiwami

New in 2019, the new neoprene triathlon wetsuit SWIFT groups together the technical characterisitcs of a high quality performance wetsuit and an original classy style.

  • SWIFT features the optimal combination of flexibility and buoyancy for an ideal swimming position with a cut and variation of neoprene thicknesses designed to facilitate swimming movements. Particular attention has been paid to movements in the shoulder and torso areas.
  • 6 different neoprene thicknesses to optimize body position, arm catch and body roll
  • The lower leg of the wetsuit features 3 cut lines along which you can safely cut the leg to the length that best suit you by eliminating the bunch up at the ankle level, drag is reduced and transition times are shortened.

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