2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Wetsuits

  • By Shaun Guest, Courtney Baird, Jene Shaw
  • Published May 4, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:38 PM UTC

Orca Alpha $650

Patches of ultra-buoyant neoprene are positioned along the buttocks and posterior thigh, putting the legs in a prime position to propel the swimmer. From the elbow through the core, the suit is remarkably flexible and light, allowing for unimpeded stroke mechanics. Triathletes will also enjoy the low-profile collar that limits chafing and water entry. Unless you have enormous lat muscles, check for looseness along the spine before selecting your size.

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