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2014 Wetsuit Performance Test

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Jul 29, 2014
Photo: Nils Nilsen

TYR Hurricane Category 5

$650, Tyr.com

Fit trumps any feature or updated material—a wetsuit has to conform to the body to perform well, and the Hurricane Category 5 fits incredibly well. “It’s tight but comfortably tight,” said a tester. “The suit gave me the feeling that I’m going to race.” TYR didn’t include flashy features on this suit, but it swims as well as any. Compression through the abdomen creates the perception of a complete connection between the suit and the swimmer. “Smartly placed buoyancy in the hips helps drive rotation,” said a reviewer. This is a swimmer’s suit that is responsive and natural.

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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 Ahersh@competitorgroup.com.

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