How To Choose A Wetsuit In 60 Seconds Or Less
In today’s triathlon wetsuit market there are so many suits to choose from that it can be difficult figuring out which suit is best for your specific needs. Here are some basic tips to help you narrow down the search for the perfect wetsuit.
First determine your needs: are you racing a long swim, a short swim, a cold water swim, a warm water swim but still need some extra warmth, will you be using the suit for other water activities, will you be using it for training, are you a serious racer or is this your first race and maybe your only race, and what is your budget?
If you are doing mainly long, cold water swims, you will definitely want to consider a long sleeve suit. Long sleeve suits are usually faster, more buoyant and have more insulation.
If you are doing mainly long, warm water swims, you should consider a sleeveless suit. If you are doing short, warm swims and may want to use your suit for other water activities, then a Quick John wetsuit is a great option.
Once you have narrowed it down to the right kind of suit, it is time to sort through the different brands and levels of suits.
You don’t have to pay $300, $400, even $500 to find a good quality suit. Here is what you want to look for: