For more than twenty years, Orca has specialized in triathlon apparel that embodies the spirit of endurance and versatility. From a New Zealand-based company with deep roots in outdoor competition, Orca wetsuits and clothing are designed to provide an edge through every transition. Training is grueling and time consuming, so the gear you wear should be up to the challenge, day after day. For that reason, all Orca triathlon apparel is thoroughly researched, tested and refined in order to provide athletes with the absolute best fit and performan ... Learn more about Orcace possible. From training day to race day, Orca tri suits, wetsuits and accessories are ready to go the distance. ... Less
Reviewed by running mama from Indiana on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
I really like these tri shorts because they are longer. I ordered the 10/S based on the size chart waist measurements and think I could have sized down. (for reference, I'm 5'9 1/2" 130-135lbs. hips 36-37" and waist ~28") The leg grippers are very comfortable, but they don't totally hold the shorts in place for me. They ride up a couple of inches. However, they don't go up so high that they are uncomfortable. I purchased these shorts to wear for adventure racing, so I was looking for a thinner chamois than a bike short. I also wanted the longer length for protection from sticker bushes. I've worn these once for a 15 mile ride outdoors and once for an indoor spin. I'm hoping the front of the chamois will break in. Right now, it seems wider than necessary, so even though it is the right thickness, it is more material between my legs than I am comfortable with. The shorts are made to fit below your waist, which at first had me feeling a bit exposed as I'm very long waisted. After wearing for a ride, I'm used to where they fit and I'm really excited to try them out in a race. I can't speak to how quickly they dry as I've not had them in the water yet. With the deal I got from STP, I really can't complain.
Reviewed by Bike commuter from Ithaca, NY on Tuesday, April 14, 2015
I bought a men's suit for myself since they were out of the women's sizes. I'm glad I did. I actually prefer this suit because of the front zip, making it easy to get in and out of, and I can wear my own sports bra (as opposed to having a suit with a built in one). For reference I'm 5'8" 132 lbs and I got a small. The leg grips are just a tiny bit tight creating the dreaded sausage look but I'm hoping once I start to wear it more they'll stretch out.
Reviewed by Tri-Nurse from Black Hills, South Dakota on Saturday, April 11, 2015
I have not done anything with this suit other than try it on. Because I know how sizing is so important, I am submitting this review at this time. I will submit an updated review after I have used the suit.
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