The Viper Elite is the best value swimskin for the money. We built this swimskin to bring high performance at a more accessible price point. The Viper Elite compresses your body and streamlines your shape in the water, reducing form drag. It is faster than other swimskins, a tri suit, or a tri top/bottom combo, and it comes off quickly in T1.
The Viper Elite swimskin is USAT and WTC legal and contains the exact same design features of the Viper Pro, differing only in fabric: instead of a premium stretch-woven material, we use a premium knit fabric from a leading Italian manufacturer, the exact same fabric used in competitors’ top-of-the-line suits that cost $100 more. This fabric is lightweight, has a hydrophobic Teflon® coating, and offers excellent compression.
Like the Viper Pro, the viper Elite has high performance bonded seam construction and hidden stitch reinforcement. We use the same folded seam at the leg as we do with the Viper Pro, to prevent “sausage legs” caused by elastic bands with silicone grippers.
If you have a non-wetsuit race on your calendar, the ROKA Viper Elite is a must-have for your arsenal.
- Swimskins should fit snugly but comfortably without inhibiting your breathing or arm movement. Fit may feel different while swimming vs. on land. They are meant to have a tight, compression fit, like a competition pool swimming suit.
- Note that swimskins are meant to be worn on top of a race top/bottom or race suit only for the swim portion of the race. They are very specific, high performance garments not meant to be worn alone like traditional swimwear and the suits can be see-through under certain light or when wet. Undergarments such as a tri kit or swimsuit are strongly advised.
- Viper X note: Because of the compression taping throughout, the Viper X may run small compared to other Viper styles. If you are on the border of a size, we recommend you size up.