The 2013 Triathlon Wetsuit Performance Test

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Jul 30, 2013
  • Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 3:36 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker

2XU A:1


Efficiency testing: The powerful swimmer got a substantial boost (although a little less than the other full-sleeves) from this suit, but it was less impactful for the balanced swimmer.

Fit & flexibility: One tester loved this suit so much he called it more comfortable than one costing more than twice as much, praising its “natural feel in the water” and “lack of resistance during the reach and stroke finish.” The other tester, however, felt restricted while wearing it. The torso and ribs are shaped for an average-to-narrow body and the arms are quite long. Very little water penetrated the neck opening, and it felt snug against both testers.

Balanced swimmer
Race pace DPS: +3%
Average DPS: +6%

Power swimmer
Race pace DPS: +15%
Average DPS: +15%

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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