Aquatic Ac­ces­sories

When it comes to hit­ting the wa­ter, triath­letes cer­tainly love their toys, which means you can hardly ever go wrong giv­ing a gift they can use in the pool or for open-wa­ter train­ing or rac­ing. Here are a few items we’d have no prob­lem find­ing un­der the tr

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MP Al­pha Fins

$43 These in­cred­i­bly light fins are made with in­jec­tion-molded, non-wa­ter­log­ging EVA foam that adds buoy­ancy to im­prove your body po­si­tion while you are work­ing on your kick. The ded­i­cated right and left fins are very com­fort­able and even of­fer arch sup­port, while spe­cially de­signed wa­ter chan­nels pro­vide sta­bil­ity and help with power trans­fer.

Dare 2 Tri MACHV.5

$1,178 What stands out with Dare 2 Tri’s flag­ship suit is the in­cred­i­ble flex­i­bil­ity. The sleeves fea­ture 0.5 mm-thick Du­raflex rub­ber, while the Air­float pan­els along the torso en­sure you get lots of sta­bil­ity and help you roll. The suit is made of ex­tremely light 44 cell HBFLime­stone neo­prene, and uses Glide­skin tech­nol­ogy and a su­per­stretchy and com­fort­able Te­flon lin­ing that adds even more buoy­ancy and helps you slide through the wa­ter with ease.

Blue­sev­enty TX2000 Short Sleeve Tri Suit

$200 Us­ing much of the same tech­nol­ogy that Blue­sev­enty used in its PZ4 swim­skin (the first sleeved swim­skin to hit the mar­ket), the TX2000 has short sleeves for im­proved aero­dy­nam­ics and pro­tec­tion from the el­e­ments, but still of­fers lots of flex­i­bil­ity, com­pres­sion and mo­bil­ity dur­ing the swim. The Car­vico Vita fab­ric uses cold­black tech­nol­ogy to re­duce heat build-up and for UV pro­tec­tion. There are two aero­dy­namic back pock­ets for stor­age, while the gen­der-spe­cific Bere­nis chamois is ex­tremely com­fort­able.

Huub Anemoi Aero Trisuit

$525 De­signed by Dan Bigham, a for­mer F1 aero­dy­namic en­gi­neer, the Anemoi trisuit is all about aero­dy­nam­ics – com­bined with shoe cov­ers, Huub says you can save 20 watts wear­ing this speedy suit. As a na­tional cy­cling cham­pion and triath­lete, Bigham didn’t only fo­cus on the aero­dy­namic qual­i­ties of the Anemoi, he en­sured the suit is func­tional, too, which is why it has be­come a fa­vorite choice for stars like Alistair Brown­lee and David McNamee.—KM

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