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

Tyr Hurricane Category 1 $290

While the Hurricane Category 1 wetsuit is a lower-priced Tyr model it still provides good value with its flexible shoulders, soft neckline and buoyant legs and core. The rubber around the shoulders isn’t as thin as some higher-end wetsuits, but the suit is still easy to swim in, reducing the fatigue triathletes feel in their shoulders when they haven’t swum in a wetsuit in a while. Tyr touts the Hurricane as a wetsuit that is easy to remove, and we found this to be true, making it a great choice for someone hoping to prevent bungled transitions. We found the wetsuit to be an ideal fit for medium and athletic builds.

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