SWIM FASTER WITH LESS EFFORT
With a cut tailored specifically to the female figure, a silky ultra-stretch liner, and super thin Yamamoto #40 neoprene throughout the arms, chest, upper back, and shoulders, the Women’s Maverick Pro is the best fitting, most comfortable wetsuit you will ever wear. It’s also the fastest.
The Maverick Pro was built to allow and enhance the technical principles that are common to all fast swimmers – side-to-side rotation, horizontal body position, and core stability – it has been worn to some of the most dominant swim performances of the past year, including Laura Bennett’s first out of the water ahead of the men’s field at Ironman 70.3 Raleigh and Meredith Kessler’s FOTW by over 4 minutes at Ironman New Zealand.
MAVERICK PRO DETAILS
ULTIMATE FIT AND FLEXIBILITY
Thick, super buoyant neoprene isn't very stretchy. Nylon jersey liners (on the inside of the suit) further restrict movement. The result? You have to work harder to get the same range of motion and move the same distance in the water. Ever notice how much more your shoulders burn in a wetsuit? That's technology working against you.
We designed the Maverick Pro with premium neoprene — the best in the world — from the Yamamoto Corporation in Japan. We use super-thin Yamamoto #40 on the arms, shoulders, chest and back of the suit — covering the dominant working muscles for the freestyle stroke. The combination of the high quality (high stretch neoprene) and minimal thickness mean your shoulders won't burn like they do in your current suit. We use thicker, less stretchy Yamamoto #39 in the core and legs, where support and stability is desired. In addition to optimal panel construction, we use different nylon liners on the inside of the suit, allowing stretch in some places and stability in others. The result is a feeling of comfort and speed you will love.
GET THE FASTEST BODY POSITION
The Maverick Pro is engineered with smart, area-specific buoyancy to encourage the fastest body position possible. We remove buoyancy from the chest (you've got lungs for that) and add it to the legs where you need it most. Most wetsuits get this backwards, adding buoyancy to the chest, where it offers little benefit but hinders rotation, and offering less than 5mm buoyancy in the legs.
Body rotation is the key to easy speed in the water. Our patent-pending design adds strategic buoyancy to the centerline and removes it from the sides of the suit, enhancing the power phase of your stroke and encouraging quick, easy rotation along your centerline. We call our application of those laws "RS2" — the ROKA Speed Stripes. Trust us. It's science. We've tested it. And it will make you faster.
The majority of the suits on the market get this dead wrong. Many suits, even the most expensive, add buoyancy to the lateral or outside parts of a wetsuit, causing a damping effect that hinders rotation — the equivalent to adding weights to your cycling shoes. This inhibits the power phase of your stroke, makes you expend more energy, and ultimately slows you down.
STABILIZE THE CORE
Stability is a critical element of wetsuit design. Because not everyone is an Olympic swimmer, they can benefit from a little extra support in their suit. We use thicker and less stretchy neoprene in the core and legs to improve stability and keep your body aligned and connected. This translates into a more efficient, streamlined freestyle.
Getting in and out of your suit can be a HUGE frustration. No longer. The thin RS2 stripes of the ROKA Maverick Pro make getting in and out of the suit a breeze. Also, to make that transition even faster, we have thoughtfully designed a super stretchy ankle panel that provides just enough give to step cleanly out of your suit at T1.
These size charts are a guide. Once you get your suit, please try it on. We have a 30-Day Return Policy, so you're covered.
- Neoprene wetsuits will be slightly looser in the water. Even if your suit feels tight on land, it may feel right in the water.
- Neoprene can stretch a little bit more when warmed up.
- If you fit more than one size, sizing down will give you a tight fit and you should expect to take 10-12 minutes to put the suit on properly.
- The suit should feel tight, but if it constricts your breathing or restricts shoulder movement in the water, then you need to size up.
- Expect to have someone help you zip the suit up. Needing help with the zipper is a sign of a performance fit.
- Use the pads of your fingers to avoid fingernail tears.
Size Chart Notes:
- If you are in between sizes, we recommend you go up a size.
- The Maverick Elite has a different size chart, which is available on that product page.
|Size||Height (in.)||Weight (lbs.)||Height (cm)||Weight (kg)|
|Extra Small (XS)||5'0" or less||107 or less||152 cm or less||49 kg or less|
|Small (S)||4'11"-5'4"||Up to 115||150-163||Up to 52|
|Small/Tall (ST)||5'4" and up||110-125||163-170||50-57|
|Medium/Extra Tall (MXT)||5'7"-5'11"||130-145||170-180||59-66|
|Extra Large (XL)||5'7"-6'0"||155-175||170-182||70-80|
MAVERICK PRO FULLSUIT FIT TIPS
Here are some tips for getting the best fit out of your ROKA wetsuit. Our wetsuits require a bit of extra attention because they are so stretchy up top. That stretch provides unparalleled range of motion, but sometimes it lures you into thinking you've got the suit pulled up all the way when in fact you don't. If you don't have the suit pulled up, you can get a bit more neck leakage than normal. Follow these tips, and you should be good to go!
Note: most wetsuits leak in the swimming pool, especially when pushing off the wall. We recommend evaluating leakage in the same environment you'll be racing (open water).You should also always test a suit in your race kit. A little trickle in the suit is normal and buoyancy neutral. Significant pooling is an issue and suggests either improper fit or an incorrect size. But we regularly find that a suit that leaks in pool does just fine in the ocean or in a lake. Have questions about sizing or fit? Check out our size chart or contact us.
- In the Maverick Pro we use only the very best neoprene in the world from the Yamamoto Corporation, which is located in Japan. Yamamoto neoprene is limestone-based and has a different cell structure than the more commonly used petroleum-based neoprenes from Taiwan and Korea. It is stretchier, returns to form better, and offers an excellent insulation-to-weight ratio. Yamamoto makes a variety of neoprene types, and we use a few different ones (for different reasons) in varying thicknesses, in our suits. We also use different nylon and polyester liners on the inside of the suit to balance stretch, water absorption and support.
- The forearms of the Maverick Pro are a premium stretch-woven textile from Italy that's used in olympic swimming suits. The woven textile provides more strength and natural compression than a traditional knit fabric, and this results in more durability and performance for you. The purpose of the textile forearm is to maximize proprioception — or feel — in the water. Swimming fast is all about feel for the water, and strategically placed textile is better than plain or coated neoprene.
LOW CUT NECK
- Our wetsuit uses a low cut neck to seal out water but prevent choking/constriction. We still recommend using Body Glide or TriSlide as best practice to eliminate chafing. Our neck line uses Yamamoto #40, an extra little attention to detail, to maximize stretch and comfort.
QUICK RELEASE ANKLE PANELS
- The ankle panels of our suit use a 2mm panel at the base of the leg to help you kick your heel out of the suit in T1. You might not notice a difference in a changing room with a dry suit, but when you are at speed in T1, your suit will come off very easily. Our ankle panels are heat taped for durability and to allow you to cleanly shorten the leg, as needed.
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
30 DAY RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY
Return anything you've purchased within 30 days of receipt of the item for a full refund or exchange (excluding shipping).
Read more about returns and exchanges, here.
The Maverick Pro wetsuit is a performance garment made with top-end materials that will deteriorate over time.
Here are some tips to improve its longevity:
- Rinse in cold fresh water after each use
- Hang dry thoroughly (inside out)
- Do not iron or put in a washer/dryer
- If you soil the suit somehow you can hand wash with mild soap or use our wetsuit shampoo.
The liner of the suit may discolor over time, just like a synthetic swimsuit. This should not affect the performance of the fabric.