*Gear Lab: Fastest for Balanced Swimmers*
Efficiency testing: While this suit was effective for both testers, the swimmer with a balanced body position in the water benefited more from this suit. It was clearly the fastest, most efficient choice for her.
Fit & flexibility: The Fusion felt tighter against the testers’ bodies than some of the other suits yet didn’t squeeze or constrict the ribcage. While testers found it to be a little less comfortable out of the water, that additional tension translated into forward motion in the water. One tester said, “I felt like it propelled me a little more. It gave my stroke more oomph, more snap.” The slightly less flexible body connected the shoulders to the hips, allowing the testers to really drive into each stroke with their entire bodies, not just their arms.
Race pace DPS: +15%
Average DPS: +18%
Race pace DPS: +17%
Average DPS: +16%