July 20, 2018

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HUUB collaborate with the Brownlee brothers to create the ultimate wetsuit for elite performance

Brownlee Wetsuit

The Brownlees and HUUB have collaborated to produce the ultimate wetsuit for race performance. It has been a two-year development, with the Brownlees sitting alongside HUUB every step of the way as their testers and developers. They accept no compromise; if it isn’t the best, then they are not interested… So, listening to Alistair and Jonny, coupled with the input of professor Huub Toussaint has produced a wetsuit like no other, and given HUUB the confidence to say there is no faster wetsuit.

The Brownlees had two very simple goals and wanted to be able to:

1. Swim like they’re not wearing a wetsuit throughout the full stroke cycle.

2. Get their hips and legs as high as possible and keep them there.

HUUB investigated materials, stretch, swim strokes and how materials behaved under tension to create a new Arms Neutral™ position reducing the typical maximum stretch cycle down by 50%. Your stroking style with a wetsuit can now mimic your stroking style without a wetsuit delivering a Rotational Freedom™ – “a game changer” according to the Brownlees.

New buoyancy materials deliver never before seen leg lift and lower body buoyancy within regulatory rules. HUUB’s exclusive +43™ buoyancy foam provides 43% more buoyancy than standard neoprene. Typically, wetsuit companies add extra buoyancy to the thighs and hips, but on this suit, the +43™ material goes past the centre of buoyancy for maximum leg lift.

HUUB’s founder and owner Dean Jackson commented “This is what the triathlete has been waiting for, a no-compromise suit for race day. Alistair and Jonny will not sacrifice their performance for anything, so it will come as no surprise that they will not turn to a suit unless it REALLY is the very best they have ever swum in.”

The Brownlees summed up their thoughts in a video trailer for the new wetsuit. Jonny Brownlee text Deano (HUUB’s owner) after his first swim saying, “it’s a game changer”, and Alistair has said the same as well as “I can finally swim so naturally in a wetsuit.” HUUB only have a limited amount of stock, with the second delivery arriving in late August.



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David Cole
David Cole

May 17, 2019

Beyond belief. After four open water swims in this suit and getting real reading, 3-4 seconds per 100 yards speaks for its self.
At first is was surprised to see no biceps release BUT then realised this new 43+ material does not require the extra give as it has an elastic limit I have never seen.
Putting the suit on is fun as the material stretches so much you have to work it up your arms and leg more than normal neoprene, once on and in place there is so little resistance in the arms and shoulder area, so you can swim your own technique.
The extra lift in the pelvis and thigh was very noticeable but quite reassuring as you kick down lightly the bouncy basically pushes your leg up to complete to kick. With the extra lift in the hip area the roll in the torso becomes effortless and natural no over rotating.
Once out of the water I was expecting a wrestle to get it off. Not at all the material outer surfaces just slide over each other as if they was lubricated.
Overall I am so pleased and impressed. (If it was a Remington razor I’d buy the company)
Well done all involved in the development of this important piece of equipment.

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