2014 Wetsuit Performance Test

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Jul 29, 2014
  • Updated May 6, 2016 at 6:50 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Blueseventy Reaction Sleeveless


The arm openings of this sleeveless suit allow just a tiny trickle of water into the body. While many sleeveless options gush, Blueseventy’s tight fit around the chest and robust connection between the suit and the shoulders seals effectively. Compared to the Zoot and XTERRA sleeveless suit, testers found the Reaction SL to be slightly more buoyant where it counts—in the thighs and hips. It also outpaced the other sleeveless options in the swim efficiency test, and even bested some full-sleeve suits. For both comfort and efficiency, Blueseventy is the clear winner of the sleeveless suits.

Gear Lab Award: Fastest Sleeveless

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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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