We review the Blueseventy PZ3TX triathlon swim skin

Blueseventy PZ3TX swim skinBlueseventy PZ3TX swim skin

Swimskins are designed to help you swim faster in non-wetsuit races, and this one from Blueseventy is one of the most popular on the market. The suit’s hydrophobic material and welded seams serve to lessen drag by covering your tri suit and compressing muscles to reduce physical surface area. Blueseventy recommends sizing up if you’re in the middle to upper end of their size chart, which was sound advice for us. The suit is comfortable, unrestrictive and easy to get on and off thanks to a zip that holds securely but pulls apart easily on swim exit. In the water, it feels just like a one-piece tri suit, but your splits will tumble to somewhere between a regular swimming costume and a wetsuit. The high price is hard to justify in the UK, though, where non-wetsuit swims are a rarity.