In less than two weeks I’ll be racing in the XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon in Maui. This will be my third XTERRA of the season and I couldn’t be more excited. In preparation for the race in Maui, I’ve been testing out my new Blueseventy PZ3TX Triathlon Speed Suit in Kona. I arrived on the Big sland last week to cover the Ironman World Championship for Ironman.com. You can see a bunch of my video reports HERE on my website. I also produced four “Kona Week 2012″ Endurance Hour podcast episodes, HERE. Anyway, after my first one mile swim in Kailua-Kona Bay, I can tell you, this suit rocks! It was super easy to put on and just as easy to take off. And for such a lightweight fabric, I felt surprisingly buoyant in the water. I’m about 5’11 and weigh 185 pounds so I wear a size ML and it’s a perfect fit for me.
The blueseventy PZ3TX is a WTC and USAT legal speed suit designed to keep you in the front of the pack of any warm water open water swim. According to the Blueseventy website, the PZ3TX is a highly advanced swimskin combining hydrophobic fabrics with welded seams in order to reduce surface drag and through its biomechanically engineered compressive properties, drastically reduces wave drag and increases performance. The result is a swimskin that will set the standard for triathlon and open water swimmers in the new era of textile regulations. You can clearly see how the water beads up on the surface of the suit. Its not surprising the worlds fastest open swimmers continue to make their blueseventy the swimskin of choice. (Learn More Here).
- Superior ultra-welded suit seams reduce friction drag and enhance race speed when it matters
- Welded arm gussets designed to significantly improve underarm swim comfort and flexibility
- An innovative lightweight, water resistant BLU-TX fabric improves core positioning with advanced compression and streamlining
- White heat reflective fabric in the upper back, highly compressive to reduce drag, while allowing optimal thermo-regulation
I plan on wearing it a few more times before race day. I made a short video below showing me wearing and swimming in my new suit.
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