2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Wetsuits

Blueseventy Reaction $399

Blueseventy divides its wetsuits into two categories of buoyancy: positive (more buoyant in the lower body) and natural (overall neutral buoyancy). The Reaction falls into the latter category, supporting the body without an emphasis on the hips and legs—ideal for swimmers who already position their torso horizontally in the water. The Reaction went through some upgrades for 2012, including a lower neckline to avoid chafing and an added SCS coating to the suit’s exterior that decreases drag. The Reaction’s precise fit made the tester feel “at home” in the suit. Blueseventy.com