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14 Triathlon Wetsuits Reviewed

  • By Shaun Guest and Jené Shaw
  • Published Jun 13, 2013
  • Updated Oct 7, 2013 at 8:58 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker

Nineteen Pipeline

$280, Nineteenwetsuits.com
The draw: Starter full-sleeve

For athletes looking to get their first full-sleeve experience, the Pipeline is warm and moves with little restriction. Although the smartly crafted neck lies comfortably against the body, water occasionally enters through the rear of the neck. Shoulder construction is a bit limiting when extending for a full reach at the start of a stroke. Buoyancy is focused toward the chest, helping adept swimmers torque themselves high in the water by pressing these thick panels of neoprene deep into the water. Those highly dependent on lift from the hips might need a little more lower body buoyancy.

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