Q. I have a surfing/sailing wetsuit, do I need to buy a triathlon wetsuit?
A. YES! In the case of surfing/sailing or even diving type wetsuits, the neoprene is laminated on each side with nylon fabric. This helps to protect the rubber against abrasion, however makes the suit very slow through the water. Triathlon wetsuits only have the inside laminated with nylon fabric, the outside is left as raw rubber then coated with a special low friction SCS coating "super composite skin". This coating coupled with the right thickness of panels throughout the suit make for a highly buoyant, hydrodynamic suit that will reduce your swim times dramatically.
Q. Which suit is right for me?
A. All of the foor range use neoprene with SCS coating throughout (unlike other manufactures that use nylon laminated in certain panels, to cut down on cost) which makes even our entry level suit super fast.The entry level suit the Quantum is for the person new to the sport or finds that they need maximum buoyancy as possible in the leg area, without compromising freedom of movement, flexibility and durability. The mid range suit the Quantum 2.4 is for the person who feels more at home in the water, but steel requires a good amount of buoyancy with even more flexibility in the working muscle areas. Ideal for longer races. The top of the range suit the Synflex is the pinnacle of excellence. Designed for the pure swimmer who probably doesn’t need to ware a suit but has to! The lightest suit on the market that still gives you buoyancy were you need it most, but with unrivaled flexibility and freedom of movement.
Q. Why is the Foor wetsuit unisex?
A. At foor we only use the best quality neoprene making our suits ultra stretchy, therefore our suits will conform to any shape or size! (within reason!)
Q. How do I care for my suit?
A. Rinse out in fresh water after each use. Allow to dry inside out, away from direct sunlight, once dry turn back the right way. Store on a padded coat hanger to avoid creasing. Never leave in direct sunlight or hot cars for any extended length of time. Limit chlorine pool use .
Q. I have a small hole in my suit, How can I repair It?
A. Small holes or Fingernail cuts can occur on the smooth surfaces of a wetsuit. This is usually the result of pulling too hard when putting the suit on or by catching or pinching the surface of the wetsuit with your nails. Our products use the toughest materials available, however you should be aware that as a performance wetsuits they are occasionally susceptible to nail marks. Should a tear or fingernail cut occur, follow these simple steps below. Before you start make sure your suit is clean and dry. You will also need to purchase a tube of rubber contact glue, available at any hardware store.
1. With thumb and forefinger, open up the hole to be repaired.
2. Apply a thin layer of glue to both surfaces and allow to aerate for 30-60 seconds.
3. Pinch the two surfaces firmly together and remove any excess glue.
4. Leave until dry, approx 2 hours. For best results leave overnight before swimming again.
Q. Do Foor wetsuits come in children’s sizes?
A. Foor wetsuits are very popular with children and youths coming into the sport as the sizes on the Foor sizing chart start very small! Also the suits are very supple and light and are ideal for lighter body frame as they are not fighting against chunky neoprene.
Q. Where can I try a Foor wetsuit in the UK?
A. TRI UK is the main Foor dealer and stockist. They have an instore Endless Pool where they offer the unique service of being able to try a Foor wetsuit in the water before you buy it. This provides you with the opportunity to see how the different models react in the water and therefore choose the Foor model that is best for you.