Triathlon Plus - - Budget Wetsuits - race­

AT FIRST GLANCE, our testers were a bit hes­i­tant about the eye-catch­ing de­sign and feel of this suit. “My ini­tial thought was that it felt more plas­tic and inflexible than the other suits on test,” said one. How­ever, it’s no ex­ag­ger­a­tion to say that, once on, this suit blew our swim­mers away. The fit was per­fect – and wa­ter-tight – while pro speed sil­i­con coated cuffs on the wrists and an­kles meant it slipped on and off. Our testers par­tic­u­larly loved the sin­gle panel across the shoul­ders – from el­bow to el­bow (a fea­ture usu­ally re­served for top-shelf suits) – which gave un­ri­valled flex­i­bil­ity and tire­less move­ment in the arms. Max­i­mum buoy­ancy pan­els from hip to knee give sup­port just where it’s needed to im­prove body po­si­tion in the wa­ter while the en­tire suit is “fully coated” to re­duce drag re­sis­tance (again, a fea­ture usu­ally re­served for pricier suits). A solid blue back panel also makes the swim­mer more vis­i­ble in the pack.


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