Wetsuit Review 2013: HUUB Aura

The team from HUUB are arguably the most innovative thinkers in the wetsuit / swim market

Review by: Anna Cleaver

Brand: HUUB

Model: Aura (note the male version of this suit is the Archimedes)

Website: HUUB Aura

 

Initial impression:

The HUUB Aura comes in a sharp (but not over the top) black box. The design is clean with purple and white highlighting. It is clear that HUUB have created a suit that is about function as opposed to ‘bling’.

Features:

Buoyancy

The Aura has gone for less rather than more in regards to buoyancy, recognizing that the female body is already more buoyant than males. One of the intentions of this feature is to ensure that the female swimmer is not sitting too high in the water and can perform her stroke effectively. For the male swimmers, the Archimedes can be ordered in 3:5 or 4:4 versions, depending on your buoyancy needs.

The team from HUUB are arguably the most innovative thinkers in the wetsuit / swim market currently

Flexibility

The flexibility in this suit is certainly unparalleled. Not just in the arms where swimmers often complain about feeling restricted in their wetsuits, but in the entire suit.

Zipper

Zip this one from bottom up, you shouldn’t need a friend to help you into this suit.

Transition speed

The zipper breaks away easily and the suit slides off well, given its flexibility in the arm and leg openings you should not have a problem getting this suit off.

Sizing

Given the extra flexibility in this suit, I would suggest staying with your normal size or even considering down sizing if you have been a more stiffer suit to date.

Calf panels and arm catch panels

The purple fabric on the calves is thinner than the bulk of the suit, designed to aid in circulation and kick efficiency. HUUB chose not to build ‘paddles’ into the forearms of the suit, like those you may see in some other suits.

Why you want this suit:

If you are after flexibility, this is your suit. The lining is incredibly flexible. It seems that HUUB recognized triathletes can get that heavy feelings in their arms with a more stiffer suit. This will not be a problem in the Aura, you are free to move through the water as you would in the swimming pool.

 

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About Anna

Anna Cleaver is a professional triathlete with an elite swimming background. Being one of the fastest swimmers in the sport, we asked Anna to conduct a series of reviews on various top end wetsuits.

Wetsuits can be an expensive purchase for a triathlete and the various options can be confusing, so Trizone has done the research for you. Anna’s reviews go in to details beyond what companies have on their websites and will aid you in making the right purchase for your needs. Which suit is right for you will depend on your preferences with buoyancy, flexibility, visual appeal and other required features.

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