The Rival is an elite-level technical racing suit designed using three main principles: compression, robust seam structure and fit. We used these fundamentals to bring an authentic tech suit to market and provide our athletes with a product that is backed up by research and innovation.
The Rival is constructed using two fabrics: the one-way stretch fabric increases compression, while the two-way stretch fabric allows optimal range of motion. The combination of the two fabrics supports muscles and enables muscle efficiency. Seams are strategically placed to strengthen the bond between fabrics and enhance compression in adjacent areas. Designed in California at the FINIS Stroke Lab.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
LOCKED IN BODY POSITION Innovative seam pattern wraps from the front of the hips to the back, locking the swimmer into optimal body position
ABDOMINAL SYSTEM 3 panel system allows movement/breathing room and core compression
COMPRESSION IN THE RIGHT AREAS Compression placed in areas to conform and streamline the body, thus reducing drag
EVERY SEAM HAS A REASON Seams are placed to complement and strengthen the fabrics, while enhancing compression in adjacent areas
ONE-WAY STRETCH FABRIC Focuses on compression by tightening the flatter areas of the body, such as the inner thighs
TWO-WAY STRETCH FABRIC Focuses on flexibility by supporting the curved areas of the body, such as the hips and chest
ENABLES MUSCLE EFFICIENCY Constructed to allow muscles to properly extend and contract
WATER REPELLENCY A hydrophobic coating is applied and creates that cool "water beading effect" we all love
COMPRESSIVE DUAL-PANELING Features a unique liner fabric – each panel is customized to match the stretch characteristics of the outer fabric