2014 Wetsuit Performance Test

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

Aqua Sphere Phantom


Every contour of this performance-oriented suit fit so precisely to our athletically built testers that it seemed to be suctioned in place. From the hips to the shoulders and wrists, the Phantom tightly wrapped itself in place without feeling restrictive. “I had a full range of motion in my arms,” said a tester. “It felt molded to me.” The female swimmer tabbed the Phantom as her favorite full-sleeve because the fit was most suited to a woman’s physique, she reported. This suit is comfy in the water because of its tailored fit (not a generous cut). This updated version of the Phantom is easier to take off than its predecessor, although still more challenging than many suits. A strong connection between the hips and the shoulders injects a little extra oomph into every pull.

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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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