The NEW KONA is an all-round wetsuit that delivers many of the key technical benefits of the high-end Zoot Wetsuit range without the high price tag. Packed with performance features and technology, the KONA has a GLIDEflex grooved panel in the chest to allow full expansion of your lungs. Many triathletes tend to “panic” breath at the start of the swim and the GLIDEflex panels release to allow the chest to expand for deeper breaths. Together with 2.0mm stretch arms and AQUAlift buoyancy technology that raises the hips to put the body in the most efficient swimming position, this wetsuit has been designed to increase speed and comfort in the water. With a great price-to-performance ratio, you can't beat the Kona.
- Comfort back neck panel
- Yamamoto #38
- Yamamoto SCS GLIDEflex
- AQUAlift buoyancy profile
- 100% silky smooth nylon liner
- OKD - Optimal Kick Design
- DORSALflex zipper
- Durable Heat set Moontape and spot reinforcements on seams
- YKK stainless steel zipper
- Gender-specific ergonomically shaped panels
- Includes protective storage bag
- 100% nylon
- Front chest – 4.0mm GLIDEflex
- Shoulders – 2.0mm
- Arms – 2.0mm
- Under Arms – 2.0mm
- Back – 3.0mm
- Seat – 4.0mm
- Upper front leg – 5.0mm
- Upper back leg – 4.0mm
- Lower front leg – 4.0mm
- Lower back leg – 3.0mm
THE ALL NEW KONA
Built for the triathlete who wants the highest quality neoprene at the best price. The Kona wetsuit and combines flexibility and buoyancy with the best price-performance ratio.
JOHN ROMAIS - AGE GROUP ATHLETE
"People ether inside or outside of triathlon often ask me, "Why is swimming with a wetsuit faster?" The answer isn't obvious. While the surface of the suite is a part of it, as well as the buoyancy it provides, the big factor is the position the wetsuit puts you in while swimming through the water. The second I hit the water, the Kona put me right into that streamlined horizontal position and does a great job holding me there when my abs, arms, and lower back get tired. This is by far THE BEST wetsuit I have ever had in this price range. It feels WAY more than an entry level suite and I love having it as my go to suite for training, or in cold water races where the WikiWiki is just too thin in some spots for temperature comfort."
SHOULDER & ARM FLEXIBILITY
Zoot Wetsuits are designed to make sure the shoulder and arms have as much flexibility as possible. Our relentless focus on ensuring maximum flexibility means you can increase your distance per stroke, and have more mobility through every phase of your stroke with less fatigue.
GLIDEflex IN THE CHEST AND CALFS
GLIDEflex Grooved neoprene panels increase stretch for maximum lung and muscle expansion. Many triathletes tend to “panic” breath at the start of the swim and the GLIDEflex panels release to allow the chest to expand for deeper breaths
COMFORT BACK NECK
Zoot Wetsuits are designed with a raised back tab of butter soft neoprene to protect the back of your neck from chafing.
FRICTION FREE NECK
All Zoot wetsuits have a fully coated SCS neck to eliminate friction and stop chafing.
SCS NANO SPEED COATING
SCS (Super Composite Skin) is a hydrodynamic coating that improves swimming speeds by reducing drag thus allowing the suit to glide through water more efficiently. Think of it as a high tech teflon coating that repels water and protects your wetsuit by reducing the possibility of rips and tears.
Less friction. Less drag. More speed.
2mm of neoprene around the back zipper gives better stretch for improved lung expansion. Zoot's DORSALflex zipper construction allows the zipper panel to stretch with the body which will eliminate the traditional restrictive feeling when zipping up.
Heat set Moontape is placed 3” up the arms and legs to ensure maximum durability and provides the opportunity to cleanly customize the length. Spot reinforcements are placed throughout the suit for long lasting comfort and durability.
Zoot suits are built with premium textile liners that are optimized for maximum stretch, comfort and low absorption. We only use high quality, silky smooth nylon textiles that make our wetsuits come off in transition like butter!
We only use YKK stainless steel zippers which close from bottom to top. This makes opening the wetsuit and getting out much simpler, easier and faster in transition.
PROTECTIVE STORAGE BAG
Every Zoot Wetsuit comes with our exclusive garment bag that will shield your suit from UV rays when not in use
ONLY THE BEST PREMIUM JAPANESE NEOPRENE
Zoot only uses the very best neoprene in the world from the Yamamoto Corporation in Japan—the highest grade of rubber available. Yamamoto neoprene is limestone-based and has a different cell structure than the more commonly used petroleum-based neoprene. It is more flexible, more durable and is better for the environment than traditional neoprene. Yamamoto neoprene absorbs very little water, making Zoot wetsuits naturally lighter, warmer, more flexible and is better for the environment than traditional neoprene.