$840 Thanks to a Nano SCS Coating you get an extra four per cent buoyancy, which, coupled with the front panel with buoyancy inserts, keeps you nice and high in the water. Add in the seamless shoulder and arm panels for enhanced flexibility along with the super-stretchy liner and thin-in-the-right-spots neoprene and you have an incredibly comfortable and speedy suit.
$750 A combination of Yamomoto Cell 40, Yamomoto Cell 39 and SCS Nano rubber provide excellent flotation, flexibility and hydrodynamics in Zoot’s top-of-the-line suit – wikiwiki means quick in Hawaiian, which is exactly what you’ll be wearing this speedster. The specially designed arm panels cut through the water with little resistance, while the 5-mm think strategically placed panels around the suit put you high in the water, help you float and keep you in the optimal swimming position that allows for lots of rotation and a long stroke.
Blueseventy Thermal Helix
$950 Looking for a suit to keep you going in even the coldest water? Look no further. The Thermal Helix takes all the amazing features of the top-of-the-line Helix and adds a warmer lining to get you through swims in water as cold as 9 C. Yamamoto Aerodome and 40 cell rubber is strategically used throughout the suit in thicknesses varying from 1.5 to 5 mm to ensure excellent buoyancy and flexibility.
Dare2tri Mach 4S
$595 The new Mach 4S improves on Dare2tri’s Mach 4 by using a new kind of rubber and new SCS coating – what they’re calling Glide Skin – to reduce water resistance. That rubber is mixed in a variety of different thicknesses throughout the suit to give you the best buoyancy and shoulder flexibility. Aqua grip panels help keep the water under the arms and legs to improve your pull and kick, too.
$1,100 The latest premium suit from Huub adds to the features that have made their suits so popular with some of the world’s fastest pros. A specially designed “restrictor” built into the suit helps you stay straight in the water, while special high modulus, high tension neoprene is strategically used to provide excellent support and flexibility. The specially designed “bicep release” ensures a relaxed recovery and catch, while the “elbow release” makes it easy to keep your elbow nice and high on the recovery, too. The result is a suit that is so flexible where it needs to be that you hardly feel like you have it on.—km
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