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The used triatholon suits works and heres a place where I bought a camaro speedskin. But it's too thin and mine was recently damaged.anoneemooos wrote:Last year I hired a wetsuit, but fancy buying one this year (I do open water swimming during the summer). Does anyone know of anywhere I can get cheap triatholon wetsuits?
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Real triathlon wetsuits ARE expensive. Triathlon gear is expensive in general, and wetsuits designed for competitive swimming are different from diving suits. Triathlon wetsuits are usually composed of several kinds of Neoprene. The breast and thight area is often made of very thick material (triathlon rules allow up to 5 mm) to increase bouyancy which helps swimmers suffering from poor technique while the material covering arms and shoulders is usually very thin and stretchy in order to minimize resistance to arm movement.anoneemooos wrote:Last year I hired a wetsuit, but fancy buying one this year (I do open water swimming during the summer). Does anyone know of anywhere I can get cheap triatholon wetsuits?
I've got two cheap wetsuits from Decathlon (I'm actually wearing them both now, a full length and a shortie...and building up a hell of a sweat doing the housework!) but they don't really do triathlon suits!
Wetsuits for diving are designed t keep the you warm and are often made of the same material all over.
I made good experience with buying used triathlon wetsuits at ebay. It seems that a lot of people try thriahlon but then don't really like it and sell their equipment.