AeroDome AquaLift Panel: This panel is only available in the Hybrid. It is made from a 1mm inner neoprene layer that is lined with 4-way Super Stretch lycra, a 3mm ultra light and perforated neoprene base in the middle, a 1mm inner neoprene layer, and a 1mm smooth skin outer layer that is infused with Nano-SCS Silicone for extreme smoothness. This sandwiched combination of multiple rubbers, is the foundation for the AeroDome AquaLift Panel and increases buoyancy by a whopping 18% over standard SmoothSkin neoprene.
HiFlex Panel: These panels are available on all full sleeve Synergy wetsuits. They are made from a new generation of rubber that is super strong and durable, which has allowed for utilizing extremely stretchy lycra. This translates into the most flexible smooth-skin made to date.
Power Max Panel: The only legal forearm grabber that has been proven to be effective. It is made from a 3mm thick neoprene “buoyancy-pad” sewn into the Power Panel and layered with vertical silicone lines. Unlike other wetsuit brands, this panel has no resistance during the glide phase & literally grabs the water during the stroke – propelling you forward. The main problem with other brands is that their grabber creates resistance during the entry and glide phase of the stroke eliminating any possible benefit. When the grabber lines are horizontal, they channel the water away from the forearm instead of grabbing it.
BioAlign Panel: One of the biggest issues with novice swimmers is “snaking” during the swim. Snaking happens when the arm stroke is off balance and the hip shoots out to balance the body. By utilizing less flexible panels around the spine and hip, the body is aligned better during the swim and this equates into a faster swim.
Smooth-Skin Neck Panel: The neck on Synergy wetsuits is positioned much lower than on standard triathlon wetsuits. This is successfully done by creating a soft, super flexible, dual-sided-smooth skin to effectively create a seal. Positioning this in the front right above the collarbone greatly reduces the chances of chafing.
Aqua Lining: The inside lining is almost as important as the SmoothSkin surface. It is the lining that determines how flexible or rigid the rubber is. By using 4-way SuperStretch lycra in the HiFlex panels, we obtain unparalleled flexibility; and by using 2-way stretch lycra in the BioAlign panels, we create the less flexible panels that help align the body. All of the lining is made from Aqua-Lycra, which insures just the right amount of water absorption. This feature is important to your comfort during the swim, as well as to the speed of exiting the suit.
Internal Zipper: An internal zipper protects from direct exposure, and this reduces drag. The zipper is also slightly longer than most, which reduces stress on the zipper and ultimately results in fewer failures.
Nano-SCS Silicone: This is the feature that is responsible for the extremely low surface resistance of the suit. It is also what makes the suit far more durable than other triathlon wetsuits. Don’t be fooled by other brands calling their suits silicone-treated. It is only the suits that are infused with this particular silicone composition that have gained the superior results.
Double and triple stitched, chemically bonded and heat tape re-enforced: This relates to the construction of the suits. All Synergy wetsuits are hand made to the highest quality standards. As a consequence, we have the best warranty in the business and the lowest return rate of any wetsuit company on the planet.