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2014 Wetsuit Performance Test

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

2XU R:3

$400, 2XU.com

Rotating from one pull to the next is natural and intuitive in the R:3. “Flotation didn’t interfere with my stroke,” reported a tester. The suit enables the swimmer to roll through a stroke and extend the arm fully. Both swimmers received a major boost in efficiency from this suit, and it outperformed several of the more expensive suits. Upper-body flexibility is good, but not excellent. Expect a little more restriction compared to the most expensive full-sleeve suits in this review. The difference is noticeable between this suit and this review’s most free-moving full-sleeve.

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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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