Gear & TechBy Shaun Guest and Jené ShawUpdated On: Jul 15, 2015
Zoot Z Force 4.0
$450, Zootsports.com The draw: Durable suit that connects to the swimmer
Zoot’s newest iteration of this suit is a noticeable improvement over its predecessor. Credit goes to chest panel design. The center has great flexibility and a more evenly balanced feel. Full extension at the end of a stroke is smooth and uninhibited. Although it is slightly more restrictive than some other suits, it doesn’t feel stiff, but rather connected to the body. A bit of water was able to sneak into the suit through the neck opening. Sturdy seams and neoprene feel ready for the rigors of a quick transition.