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We review this top-end suit from Speedo.

Speedo Tri Elite Wetsuit
£400
www.store.speedo.co.uk

With its sexy silver panels and green stripes Speedo’s top-of-the range suit is one of the most flattering we’ve worn. Thankfully it has some appealing performance features too, such as its low neckline that lets you breathe with total freedom but doesn’t let water run down your back. The legs are buoyant and the shoulder panels allow good arm movement. There are a few features we’re not entirely convinced by though, like the flaps on the forearms that are supposed to help you catch the water. Aside from a “plop” sound on arm-entry it was hard to determine their effect. There’s also a reverse zipper for fast suit removal, although we sometimes struggled to fasten it before our swims. Lastly, it’s not very flexible around the ankles, so whipping it off quickly takes practice.

Verdict
Great looks and decent performance factors but arms and ankles need improving.

Performance 3/5
Value 3/5
Overall 3/5

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