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Triathlon Plus - - Budget Wetsuits - the­triathlon­shop.co.uk

THIS IS AN ex­pen­sive look­ing – and feel­ing – suit for an en­try level price. Our testers liked the light, sup­ple neo­prene and “Shark Skin Fore­arm grip” which al­lowed for a top-class catch, and pull-ef­fect, through the wa­ter. The down­wards fas­ten­ing zip might pre­vent ac­ci­den­tal un­zip­ping by other ath­letes in a race but makes it im­pos­si­ble to get into this suit with­out as­sis­tance. Un­for­tu­nately, and in spite of the in­ter­nal Ly­cra jersey lining for ex­tra com­fort, our testers found the seams on the rough side and wor­ried about chaf­ing over long dis­tances. The buoy­ancy in the legs was par­tic­u­larly ef­fec­tive – but pos­si­bly on the over­buoy­ant side com­pared to the rest of the suit. “I usu­ally like buoy­ancy but it felt like my legs were too high in the wa­ter com­pared to the rest of me,” said one tester. A low cut neck pre­vents ir­ri­ta­tion and re­stric­tion while high cut-offs on the legs and wrists al­low for zippy tran­si­tions.

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