JAMMERS

The pool sea­son is nearly upon us, and men will and men will need a pair of comfy, hy­dro­dy­namic and chafe-free shorts for in­door gains. Jack Sexty picks his best

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AMANZI BAR­BER CHOP

£35.99 What have bar­ber­ing and swimwear got in com­mon? No idea. But it cer­tainly makes for an eye-catch­ing and quite bizarre de­sign on th­ese jammers from Aussie brand Amanzi, with a hip­ster bar­ber, scis­sors and a pot of po­made among the hair-themed im­ages. The fab­ric it­self is Amanzi’s Ar­mor, claimed to be highly chlo­rine-re­sis­tant. In use, they’re plenty com­fort­able enough with no rub­bing ev­i­dent around the leg grip­pers. There’s a sep­a­rate part-stitched gus­set lin­ing to keep things comfy and con­tained up front, and a good qual­ity, tough draw­string is in­cluded. If you can han­dle the print, you’ll get plenty of pool time out of the Bar­ber Chops. There are also boys’ sizes for up-and-com­ing triath­letes, although for men they only go up to a 36in waist. amanziswimwear.com

MP MICHAEL PHELPS LEYO

£35.99 Aqua Sphere’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with the great­est swim­mer of all time has fit­tingly led to some in­no­va­tive swimwear and gog­gles for com­pe­ti­tion use. We’ve been a fan of th­ese in pre­vi­ous tests, although the Leyo is at the af­ford­able end of the MP range and more of an ev­ery­day train­ing op­tion. They’re shorter in the leg than the oth­ers here and the fab­ric felt looser at the leg seams, which meant we couldn’t achieve a per­fect fit. The in­ner lin­ing cov­ers the front and rear and is a bit nar­row, so it rode up on some oc­ca­sions, par­tic­u­larly in pull­buoy sets. The Leyo fea­tures In­fin­ity fab­ric – a polyester blend that prom­ises over 200 hours of chlo­rine re­sis­tance – and, with solid con­struc­tion in­clud­ing a tough elas­ti­cated waist­band, they’ll last. aqua­s­phereswim.co.uk

ZOGGS CHECKER JETT

£36 Zoggs’ Eco­last fab­ric is made from re­cy­cled plas­tic waste from the sea, which in this case has been trans­formed into the ex­cel­lent Checker Jett Jam­mer with a dig­i­tally-printed frag­mented pat­tern on the left leg. We’ve tested jammers made with Eco­last be­fore and can vouch for their dura­bil­ity, and it looks like more of the same here with the fab­ric still prov­ing good-as-new after nu­mer­ous swims and washes. The V Front lin­ing is com­pletely stitched in, which we pre­ferred to the other two pairs on test be­cause there’s noth­ing in­side that can ride up or sag. The Checker Jett is a qual­ity train­ing jam­mer with a de­sign that’ll be man­age­able for those who pre­fer some­thing more in­con­spic­u­ous, plus we’re a fan of the clever and sus­tain­able method of con­struc­tion. zoggs.com VER­DICT VER­DICT VER­DICT

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