Quintana Roo (QR), the company that developed the first triathlon-specific wetsuit in the late 1980s, is reaching back to its roots and returning to the wetsuit business with a new high-performance wetsuit – HYDROsix – which features premium materials and innovative technology. Designed in men’s and ladies’ sizing, each wetsuit comes with a two-year, no-fault warranty. Whether the reason is “my dog ate it,” “my smartwatch ripped it” or “someone threw it in the dryer on high-heat,” Quintana Roo will either repair or replace it. QR also is providing a 100% satisfaction guarantee. For 14 days after purchase, customers can take their HYDROsix for a swim or race in it, and if not happy with its performance, return the suit for a full refund.
“This has been a labour of love for the past 10 months,” said Peter Hurley, president/CEO of American Bicycle Group, the parent company of Quintana Roo. “Since launching our custom bike builder feature on the new QR website, we’ve moved so much closer to our customers, and in an almost overwhelming way, they kept asking us for a return to wetsuits. We looked at it, created a strategic plan, and are very excited to re-enter the wetsuit market.”
The production and performance qualities of the new suit include:
- Premium Yamamoto neoprene
- Strategic seam placement
- Core balance uplift technology
- Comfort seal neck design
- Hydrophobic SCS nanocoating
- Hydrodynamic buoyancy profile
- Irritation-free contact material
The MSRP for the HYDROsix is $799 and will be available for purchase late this year or early 2019. The suit will be available for review at the Ironman World Championships in Quintana Roo’s Expo booth.