orca multisport or ironman hybrid wetsuits UK availability and experiences

Discussion in 'Triathlon' started by Halvard Halvors, May 14, 2003.

  1. hello -

    I have been trying to get hold of one of these wetsuits (Hybrid size M or Multisport size SS) in
    the UK over the last couple of days as neither Orca's or Ironman's web sites seems to be set up for
    web shopping.

    Having called quite a few shops (as listed in the suppliers listed as Tri UK and the promisingly
    named Ocean Leisure) it seems like the specialist triathlon shops dont stock the hybrid suits (as
    they are not specialist swimming wetsuits) and looking on the surf shop sites like extrempie its the
    same story.

    Originally my intention was to buy one suit for swimming and one for bodyboarding/misc, but then I
    stumbled on these new hybrid suits.

    Anyone got experience with them? My usage will be 60/40 open water swimming/bodyboarding.

    If anyone knows of a UK shop who actually have these in stock please let me know.

    regards, Halvard Halvorsen halvard at sundot
     
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    Try http://www.ironmanwetsuits.com/hybridwetsuits/get.html

    (pick 'other')

    "Halvard Halvorsen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > hello -
    >
    > I have been trying to get hold of one of these wetsuits (Hybrid size M or Multisport size SS) in
    > the UK over the last couple of days as neither Orca's or Ironman's web sites seems to be set up
    > for web shopping.
    >
    > Having called quite a few shops (as listed in the suppliers listed as Tri UK and the promisingly
    > named Ocean Leisure) it seems like the specialist triathlon shops dont stock the hybrid suits (as
    > they are not specialist swimming wetsuits) and looking on the surf shop sites like extrempie its
    > the same story.
    >
    > Originally my intention was to buy one suit for swimming and one for bodyboarding/misc, but then I
    > stumbled on these new hybrid suits.
    >
    > Anyone got experience with them? My usage will be 60/40 open water swimming/bodyboarding.
    >
    > If anyone knows of a UK shop who actually have these in stock please let me know.
    >
    > regards, Halvard Halvorsen halvard at sundot
     
  3. > Try http://www.ironmanwetsuits.com/hybridwetsuits/get.html
    >
    > (pick 'other')
    >

    thanks guys. I just ordered online for UK delivery (USD250=~GBP155) using the above link as delivery
    is free (for hybrids only by the look of it) and the sizing options seems to be pretty decent
    (select gender, height, weight and build).

    "other" is not the obvious link to follow (as the other choices include europe)- but there you go.
    once you click through other though the interface is very smooth and the credit card transaction is
    encrypted.

    I'll let you know of my experiences once I've used it for a while.

    Hal
     
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