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2014 Wetsuit Performance Test

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

Zoot Z Force 3.0 SL

$250, Zootsports.com

Expect full freedom of motion when swimming in this suit. Of all the sleeveless options tested, it was the most liberating. A relatively broad cut through the chest virtually eliminates restriction. “I had my normal stroke and rotation,” said a tester. The tradeoff: A little extra water slips into the torso area. The very skilled tester swam incredibly fast in the Z Force 3.0 SL—only two of the full-sleeve suits improved her stroke efficiency more. For the tester requiring a little more boost, the Zoot didn’t improve his performance as dramatically.

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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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