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This pricey suit is for deep-pocketed triathletes, but it performed highly in our tests.

£499

www.aquamantri.com

Triathlon Gear Reviews - Aquaman Cell Gold WetsuitThe best thing about this wetsuit is the Metal Cell technology. Most wetsuits are made of neoprene, reinforced with a stretchy jersey material that sits next to your skin. Aquaman, on the other hand, have sandwiched this jersey material between two layers of neoprene. This means you have a thin slice of slippery neoprene next to your skin, rather than the rougher jersey material. One advantage is that it doesn’t retain as much water, so it’s always lighter and warmer.

The other big bonus is it slips off really quickly afterwards, helping you to breeze through transition while others are still fighting to get their suits off. It’s flexible too, and after a 45-minute swim we didn’t notice any aching in our shoulders. It would get top marks if weren’t for the Flash System, which is designed to reduce neck rash. It did its job well, but despite a lot of adjustment it kept letting water flow down the back of our necks as we swam.

VERDICT

An almost perfect wetsuit, but check the collar is snug to stop water flowing in.

Performance 4/5

Value 4/5

Overall 4/5