About Triathlon Wetsuit
Modern triathlon wetsuit were invented by Dan Empfield in 1987 and are customized to the needs of triathletes. They generally incorporate the following key features which differentiates them from a normal wetsuit. 1, Thinner and/or more pliable rubber near the shoulders. 2, Long zippers to facilitate quick removal during transition. In addition, triathlon wetsuits have a very smooth, but often fragile, surface. This slick surface helps to reduce water friction and allows a faster swim. Another advantage of a tri wetsuit is the added buoyancy that the wetsuit provides. This can provide triathletes with a considerable speed and energy saving advantage over swimming without a suit.
Getting used to swimming in a triathlon wetsuit can take some time so it is very important that you get out in open water as much as possible. Every time you leave the water pretend that it is a transition area and practise getting out of your suit as quickly as possible. If possible doing a short run, even as short as 500m will mimic the jelly legs and light headness that you will experience if you have done a longer tri swim.
Triathlon wetsuit intend to give you the best possible prices on the best triathlon wetsuits on the market from the Zone 3 Venture Triathlon wetsuit, through to the Speedo Super Elite, to the top of the range HUUB Archimedes II 3:5. Through the use of buying power and recommendations we hope to give you advice on buying and using your wetsuit so that you can make the most of race day. The owner of this site currently has other triathlon websites and has a team we have over 20 years of triathlon experience. We have an Ironman age group winner, Team GB Age grouper in duathlon & Triathlon, and complete beginners to open water who will give you both ends of the spectrum of advice. If you need any more information then please click through to our twitter page where we will help where we can.