Suit Yourself: Wetsuits On Test

Choosing the right wetsuit can make all the difference to your results, especially when you’re new to triathlon

Posted: 10 June 2010
by Nicola Joyce

Blueseventy Sprint
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Blueseventy Sprint 2009, £105

This is a bargain for a triathlon wetsuit - you shouldn't expect bells and whistles for such a reasonable price tag. Indeed, the focus is strictly on buoyancy and warmth - the suit is thick all over, making it tough to pull on and slow to take off. However, if you're just starting out, nervous about the swim, and just want to get round in one piece, the Sprint represents money well spent. It's not the fastest in or out of the water, but it will keep you afloat, put you in a streamlined position and get you through your swim in one piece. If you don't want to spend much more than £100 on your first wetsuit, don't buy a sleeveless suit or a shortie; there are triathlon-specific wetsuits out there at budget prices, and this is one of the best.

How it rated: 7/10

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