- 1 What is the best wetsuit for a triathlon?
- 2 Do I need a triathlon specific wetsuit?
- 3 What thickness wetsuit do I need for triathlon?
- 4 What is the difference between a triathlon wetsuit and a normal wetsuit?
- 5 Should I wear anything under a wetsuit?
- 6 Are Sleeveless wetsuits slower?
- 7 Do triathletes Pee on the bike?
- 8 Can you wear a shorty wetsuit for a triathlon?
- 9 Can you swim in a tri suit?
- 10 Should I wear a wetsuit for my first triathlon?
- 11 How thick should a swimming wetsuit be?
- 12 Is it faster to swim in a wetsuit?
- 13 Is it easier swimming in a wetsuit?
- 14 Do shorty wetsuits keep you warm?
What is the best wetsuit for a triathlon?
Level 1: Entry Level Wetsuits
- Recommended Model: Blueseventy Sprint.
- Runner Up: ROKA Maverick II Comp.
- Recommended Model: Xterra Vortex.
- Recommended Model: Blueseventy Helix.
- Runner Up: Xterra Vector Pro.
- Below Entry-Level: Not Ready for Prime Time.
Do I need a triathlon specific wetsuit?
No. You can’t wear a surfing or diving wetsuit in a triathlon. Triathlon wetsuits are specifically designed to help triathletes swim fast and comfortably in colder water over a longer distance. Surfers and divers don’t need to do this, and so their wetsuits are not designed with the same features.
What thickness wetsuit do I need for triathlon?
USAT, ITU and WTC (Ironman) have rules restricting the thickness of the wetsuit to no more than 5mm. Most brands will put the thickest rubber on the front torso and legs to give the heaviest areas of your body the most buoyancy. Thinner rubber (1.5-2mm) at the shoulders allows for greater flexibility and arm speed.
What is the difference between a triathlon wetsuit and a normal wetsuit?
Wetsuits used for water sports are usually covered by abrasion-resistant Lycra and are not particularly designed for swimming positions. Triathlon wetsuits are designed for flexible swimming positions, making you comfortable especially when your arms are above your head and are pointed forward.
Should I wear anything under a wetsuit?
Wearing nothing under your wetsuit is totally acceptable, and a matter of personal preference. However, consider these factors: Chafing: Wetsuits can chafe. Give it a try, and wear a swimsuit if it’s uncomfortable.
Are Sleeveless wetsuits slower?
They can be faster than a sleeved suit in just the water, and they can be even faster if you factor in how they can play a pivotal role in you race as a whole. I wouldn’t sweat sleeveless over a sleeved suit. I swim the same pace in both suit types.
Do triathletes Pee on the bike?
On to the matter at hand – yes, some triathletes do, in fact, pee on their bikes. If it’s not obvious, triathletes pee while riding their bike so they don’t have to stop – saving precious time for competitive races.
Can you wear a shorty wetsuit for a triathlon?
So, in the UK the vast majority of open water swims and triathlon events will allow wetsuit use. You may wear a wetsuit if the temperature is 79 (26°C) degrees to 84 (28.9°C) degrees but you won’t be eligible for awards. Anything 85 (29.5°C) degrees or over, no wetsuits are allowed.
Can you swim in a tri suit?
For open water swims, the use of a triathlon wetsuit is usually mandatory. Under the wetsuit you would wear the tri suit or tri top & shorts. You may also need a neoprene skull cap, a pair of swim gloves and pair of booties in really cold conditions.
Should I wear a wetsuit for my first triathlon?
In a triathlon you want to wear what is called a triathlon suit or a triathlon kit (a top/bottom combo) designed to be worn in the swim, the bike, and finally the run. In other words, you do not take it off! With the exception of the wetsuit (if needed), you need not put on any other piece of clothing.
How thick should a swimming wetsuit be?
The rules state a wetsuit is made of material providing thermal insulation, shall completely cover torso, back, shoulders and knees. They shall not extend past neck, wrists and ankles. They should be between 3mm and 5mm thickness but can be lower in some parts of the suit to allow free movement.
Is it faster to swim in a wetsuit?
Wetsuits were invented to keep you warm – but they have another positive side effect: they make you faster, too. Tests with and without wetsuits have shown a time saving of five to ten seconds per hundred meters, with wetsuit. Simply put, a full-sleeve suit will help any swimmer go faster.
Is it easier swimming in a wetsuit?
In cold water, a wetsuit makes it easier to swim by keeping you warm. While a thinner wetsuit will be less buoyant than a thicker wetsuit, either will help you float while expending less energy.
Do shorty wetsuits keep you warm?
Shorty: A shorty wetsuit typically has short sleeves and short legs, meaning you keep the insulation around your core. This style of suit is great for providing extra insulation for your core and a bit of protection from any windchill, as well as doubling up as a rash guard.