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7 Things to Look For When Buying a Triathlon Wetsuit

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Buying a wetsuit means you’ll have to navigate through a labyrinth of brand marketing and buzzwords in order to make a selection that’s right for both your ambitions and, not to mention, your budget.  While there are plenty of wetsuit options for experience, expert triathletes, the majority of wetsuits sold are geared more toward beginner … Read more

What is the Minimum Gear for Triathlon?

You can spend thousands on the sport of triathlon, but you don’t have to.  True, there are many athletes who invest hundreds or thousands of dollars each year to keep their triathlon times fast, and give themselves their gear-junkie fix.  But participating in a triathlon doesn’t have to break the bank. Our goal is to … Read more

Brand Review: Xterra Tri Wetsuits

We’ve been huge fans of Xterra every since we started doing triathlon back in the early 2000’s. Xterra is a different kind of triathlon wetsuit company.  While most wetsuit brands are sold through a dealer network, Xterra wetsuits are only sold direct through the company’s website or at Xterra’s single retail outlet in San Diego, … Read more

Triathlon Suits

Triathlon suits are something that triathletes might consider investing in as they get more serious about the sport, or if they have a budget that allows for a more complete stock of tri gear. While it is very possible to train for and race in triathlons with a simple sport shirt and tri shorts, the benefit of … Read more

Best High End Tri Wetsuits for Ironman, Elites

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High-End Wetsuits borderline on being works of art.  Who ever knew you could put so much engineering into pieces of neoprene? The market for triathlon wetsuits is competitive, ever-changing, and includes wetsuits ranging from entry-level to advanced.  The good news is that you can get more for the money than at any point in the … Read more

Blue Seventy Wetsuit Brand Review

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The Blue Seventy (branded as “blueseventy”) brand of wetsuits and swimwear began life in New Zealand in 1993, and quickly rose to become a preferred wetsuit for Ironman competitors and other triathletes before expanding in the early 2000’s to include race swimwear and goggles.  At its core, BlueSeventy remains a focused “swimmer’s“ brand and a … Read more

Triathlon Wetsuits: What You Get for the Money

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The price range of triathlon wetsuits varies significantly.  You could spend anywhere from $50 to $650 or more for something labeled as a triathlon wetsuit.  While the old saying that “you get what you pay for” holds true, it doesn’t necessarily mean everyone should hold out for a top of the line wetsuit.  The model … Read more

Best Entry Level Triathlon Wetsuits

There was a time when the only way for beginner triathletes to have access to good triathlon wetsuits was to rent.  It was just too hard to justify the purchase of a $500 suit if you weren’t planning on racing every summer weekend.  Those days have ended. With the incredible growth of triathlon in the past decade, … Read more

5 Great Sources for Triathlon Wetsuit Discounts

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One of the most common question we receive each season is “where can I find discounted triathlon wetsuits”.  The allure of getting a cheap wetsuit or a smoking deal on one is something that people will seemingly search to the ends of the earth for. There are two types of less-expensive wetsuits:  Good wetsuits that … Read more

Orca Sonar Review

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The Sonar is Orca’s best-selling mid range suit.  It is highly versatile and for the majority of triathletes is probably the best choice in Orca’s lineup.  It’s a great “value” suit – moderately priced but jam packed with features – many of which were on Orca’s top-of-the-line wetsuits just a year or two ago.   … Read more