Dare2Tri Swimskin Flyer S
$393 Swimskins are always a tricky subject for Canadian triathletes. The go-to suit for swims that are too warm for wetsuits at Ironman events (you can’t use them at ITU races like the world championships), this isn’t a piece of equipment that you’re going to be able to use a lot. But when you can wear one, for example at the Ironman World Championship or at warm-water events like Ironman Cozumel, they can chop lots of time off your swim split. Not as much as a full-fledged wetsuit, but enough to make a difference, especially if you’re after a Kona slot or podium finish.
Dare2Tri’s swimskin Flyer S offers some interesting innovation to ensure you’ll get the most out of your non-wetsuit swim split. There’s a C8 Hydrophobic Coating that helps you slip through the water and provide added buoyancy. The highly compressive fabric and a special panel around the waist keep you streamlined and provide extra core stability, while the silicone leg grippers ensure the suit won’t ride up during your swim efforts.—KM