ZONE3 NEOPRENE WARMTH VEST
Zone3 warned us that the Neoprene Warmth Vest was hard to get off, and they weren’t wrong: it took three people to wrestle this off us at the Long Course Weekend. Yet this is a fantastic contender for cold-water swims, sitting tight to the body (aim to try before you buy if possible) but staying warm and unrestrictive for extended swims. The high neck helps prevent wetsuit zip rub and, for 40-quid plus, you’re getting a titanium-coating to help maintain the body’s warmth. Like the Orca, this doubles as a 2mm single layer for warmer swims and also adds some buoyancy for pool sets.