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
Ironman Aqua Sphere Pursuit, £180
The Aqua Sphere/Ironman partnership has aimed the Pursuit at those just starting out or intending to do only a few races in the season. As you'd expect, the neoprene is pretty thick (particularly on the legs).
This means setting aside time to ease on the suit but it also means it will keep you nicely buoyant - perfect for anyone struggling with streamlining. In the upper body, the neoprene is thinner but is still thicker than in more expensive suits. This does have an effect on flexibility, but won't pose a problem for anyone prioritising floatation over rotation. Elsewhere on the Pursuit you'll find leak-resistant cuffs, a long zipper and a smooth, comfortable collar. Overall, this is a great-value suit, and it comes with a sturdy, spacious carry case.
How it rated: 8/10
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