The Brownlee Brothers and HUUB have collaborated to bring to the market an extended collection of products for triathletes and swimmers. HUUB has worked with the double Olympic champion, Commonwealth champion and two-time world champion Alistair Brownlee, and his younger brother, two-time Olympic medallist, Commonwealth medallist and world champion Jonny Brownlee for over five years.
Throughout the HUUB Brownlee collaboration, Alistair and Jonny ‘sit alongside the triathlon brand every step of the way as their testers and developers’. Behind the scenes, the Brownlees had been working with HUUB on their own wetsuit for over two years. Additional Brownlee swim products started with a request from Ali and Jonny for the ‘ultimate clarity and fit in a swim goggle’.
This led to the launch of the Brownlee Goggles – available in three lens options, 180+ degree peripheral vision and a protective Brownlee case. A tribute to the brothers’ 2016 Olympic medals is found in the two additional straps – Gold Alistair Brownlee branded and Silver Jonny Brownlee branded.
Following the release of the Brownlee Goggle, HUUB introduced a collection of Brownlee Swimwear for both men and women featuring a unique design from each of the podium brothers themselves. The initial launch consisted of Swim Training Briefs and Swim Training Costumes, both in a choice of the Ali or Jonny patterned design.
This month, HUUB released Ali and Jonny versions of the Swim Training Jammer, as a longer training Jammer for preferred pool training wear. All the HUUB Brownlee swimwear is made from a high performance and chlorine resistant fabric for indoor swim training.
The athlete and brand partnership has resulted in what is being billed as the ultimate wetsuit for elite or race day performance. The first two shipments of the Agilis wetsuit reportedly sold out. Meanwhile, 220 Triathlon labelled it ‘most wanted’ after being ‘highly impressed with the Brownlee Agilis Wetsuit after numerous test swims.’
With the new Agilis wetsuit the Brownlees had two simple goals – ‘they wanted to be able to swim like they’re not wearing a wetsuit throughout the full stroke cycle and get their hips and legs as high as possible and keep them there.’
The wetsuit helps an athlete’s stroking style to mimic their non-wetsuit stroking style, delivering ‘Rotational Freedom’. New buoyancy materials reportedly deliver ‘never before seen leg lift and lower body buoyancy within regulatory rules’.