Men’s ARK Utö™ 2022
Swimrun evolved. The ARK UTÖ™ is the № 1 tool for swimrun athletes looking to push the boundaries, now updated for 2022! The ARK UTÖ™ is developed in close collaboration with the world’s leading swimrun-athletes. A pioneering suit designed to keep the lowest weight possible and provide the highest comfort with unrestricted running properties.
News for 2022
We have developed and refined even more features to meet the development of the sport on the highest level.
- Two new inner pockets are made of lightweight, low-absorbing woven mesh and placed along with the front core, perfect for energy. In addition, the back pocket is re-shaped for extra space.
- Legs are in a new hi-end fabric for increased durability. The leg cut is also improved.
- New super stretch and soft collar improve comfort around the neck.
- Premium Yamamoto LIMESTONE neoprene
- Shaping power fabric, water-repellent coating
- Remarkably low weight
- Anti-leak construction – complete, including neck and arms
- UltraFlex inner liners
- Master buoyancy belt – FOAM+
- Glide skin coating
- Smooth neck/collar with pressed edge
- Inner mesh pockets
- Back pocket with flap closure
- Separate arm sleeves include
Weight: 390 g (men’s size M)
World’s most innovative
The name Utö honors the island Utö in the Stockholm archipelago. If there is a Mecca of swimrun, Utö is the spot. This is the last island and also the finish of ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championships, a vision, and a dream for many swimrun athletes.
Low weight is a key in swimrun and our main topic when it comes to product development. With its 485 g (men’s M), UTÖ™ is the lightest suit of its kind.
Unique material combination
UTÖ™ is made of a unique material combination that makes the suit extremely lightweight and optimized for the next level of swimrun performance.
Yamamoto LIMESTONE neoprene
The upper part is made of the most flexible glide skin neoprene from Yamamoto. The neoprene gives you thermal protection and reduces drag.
A new buoyancy FOAM panel increases the floatation compared to neoprene. The result is a lighter but also more buoyant suit.
Woven stretch fabric
Leg parts are made of premium woven stretch-fabric. This is one of the fastest and most innovative fabrics available. The fabric is extremely lightweight with the lowest water absorption. Treated with long-lasting water repellent coating which reduces drag significantly.
We know that the running has a big impact in swimrun. UTÖ™ is designed with optimal running properties. The hi-end fabric in leg part allows you to run with zero restrictions.
Master buoyancy belt – Foam +
ARK’s signature “master belt” panel is placed around the core. The construction gives you stability and make the suit stay in place while swimming. The new 4mm buoyancy FOAM panel increases floatation and are lighter in weight compared to neoprene.
Anti-leak neck construction
ARK’s signature anti leak cut minimize water to enter and allows you to keep dry. This means we can use thinner neoprene and still keep the same warming properties as if using thicker (and heavier) neoprene.
Neck and collar part is designed to seal when swimming. The shape is constructed to snug even when moving around a lot in the water.
Arm ends are equipped with a unique cuff construction. The 0.3mm cuff will close tightly around the upper arm with a smooth fit.
UTÖ™ features a back pocket for extra belongings (for example energy).
Ultra stretch liners
UltraStretch liners makes the suit extremely flexible.
UTÖ™ is equipped with a YKK № 5 front zipper. This model is smaller and lighter compared to normal № 10 zipper style.
UTÖ™ comes with separate arm-sleeves which makes it easy to customize depending of climate. The sleeves are made of 1mm super stretch glide skin neoprene.
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ST = Small/Tall
MT = Medium/Tall
The size chart is just a guide. Since the fit is most individual you should try the suit. Our suits are flexible, if you are between two sizes we recommend you to take the smaller size.