Not content with hogging our TV screens in September in Channel 4’s Sink or Swim, Huub kept the exposure coming this week with the launch of two key new products at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.
The Agilis swimskin was used by Alistair Brownlee for his maiden 3.8km Kona swim leg, while the Anemoi + tri-suit seen here was donned by David McNamee while racing.
After years of R&D, the original Anemoi was created by Huub and aerodynamicist Dan Bigham (with input from McNamee) and was labelled a landmark tri-suit by our testers on release in 2017 due to its aerodynamics and comfort, and the new suit has a number of upgrades.
We’ve been using a sample out in Kona and the UK for a number of weeks and the key changes are the fully bonded seams, which are said to save an extra four watts in aerodynamic tests conducted at the Derby Arena velodrome and the Vorteq cycling-specific wind tunnel in Northampton.
There’s also the new patent-pending Neoprene Trip Technology that aims to further improve aerodynamics, while further upgrades include an Arms Neutral position to limit restriction on the swim leg and a little longer zip than the original Anemoi.
We’ll be testing in issue 372 of 220, out on 28 November.
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