WET­SUITS

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - 2019 BUYER'S GUIDE -

FOR CANA­DIAN TRIATH­LETES, a wet­suit is pretty much a must-have item for early-sea­son races, and can be a part of your race kit for events all year long de­pend­ing on where you com­pete. The cat­e­gory has be­come crazy com­pet­i­tive th­ese days, with man­u­fac­tur­ers putting more and more fea­tures into the suits. Long gone are the days when you’d have to put up with a stiff, re­stric­tive wet­suit that makes it dif­fi­cult to main­tain your nor­mal stroke; su­per thin ma­te­rial around the shoul­ders, up­per back and arms has be­come a main­stay in most suits.

Typ­i­cally, you’ll be faster in a wet­suit be­cause it will en­hance your body po­si­tion in the wa­ter, putting you up a bit higher. That’s what good swim­mers do nat­u­rally, so they don’t get as much ben­e­fit from a wet­suit. Some mod­els, though, have been de­signed with high-end swim­mers in mind, so it’s worth hav­ing a look and do­ing your re­search to find out which suit will both fit you and meet your spe­cific swim needs, all within your bud­get. Be­lieve us – there is one out there.

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