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2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Wetsuits

  • by Shaun Guest and Erin Beresini
  • Published Apr 30, 2014
  • Updated Dec 2, 2014 at 1:49 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker

TYR Freak of Nature

$1,200, Tyr.com
The draw: Comfort, speed and bravado

Picture this: it arrives at your door in a James Bond-esque briefcase complete with its own cleaning supplies and a swim cap. You give yourself a good 10 minutes to get your Freak on (it’s a struggle), then jump in the water. The reward for that effort is feeling like you’re swimming in a second skin, with super flexible shoulders, perfectly placed buoyancy panels that set the body in a neutral position, and gentle core and quad compression. Coming out of the water it glides off easily. This super hero-esque suit is not for wallflowers or the faint of wallet.

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