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Wetsuit Buyer’s Guide

2013 wetsuits buyer's guide.


TYR Category 5

Sure, we could have written about tyr’s $1,200 Freak of Nature, but for considerably less you get many of the same features in the company’s Category 5 suit. The 100 per cent Yamamoto Nano scs rubber provides lots of buoyancy, while specially designed r.o.m. Zones ensure you’ll have lots of f lexibility through your shoulders and torso so your stroke won’t feel compromised. There are form-fitting wrist cuffs to keep water from getting in and quick release ankle cuffs to make things easier in T1. Special panels in the legs, chest and core help with your body position and get you higher in the water so you can go even faster.


Blue Seventy Reaction

Blue Seventy’s most popular suit offers 100 per cent Yamamoto #38 Neoprene with scs coating to optimize buoyancy and reduce drag. The A-Flex jersey lining inside the suit is both comfortable and f lexible so you won’t feel constricted while you’re swimming. That unrestricted feeling is enhanced through the oversized underarm gussets, too. Like many high-end suits, the Reaction offers forearm grip panels to give you some extra feel in the water.


Aqua Sphere Pursuit

Using stretchy scs coated Yamamoto 38 rubber, this suit offers an Aqua Drive core body panel to provide buoyancy and reduce drag, while the Thermo-Guard core body panel helps retain body heat. The Aqua Grip cuffs and Aqua-Flex collar are comfortable and seal out water, while the easy-pull back zipper won’t leave you stranded in T1 trying to figure out how to get out of your suit.