2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Wetsuits

Tyr Hurricane Freak of Nature $1,200

The Freak of Nature delivers on the expectations that come with its very steep price tag. Although the suit looks small out of the box, it stretches to the swimmer’s contours because the entire suit is constructed with Yamamoto #40 neoprene (the most flexible variety), supported by the most flexible inner liner. The aerated panels on the thighs, hips, abdomen and chest keep the swimmer on top of the water. Expect the suit to feel very buoyant—maybe even too buoyant for some experienced swimmers. The neck closure is forgiving, and the Freak of Nature is definitely a serious wetsuit for serious triathletes. Tyr.com