2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Wetsuits

Photo: John David Becker

Zone3 Aspire

$445, Racezone3.com
The draw: Speed-oriented fit

Cut tightly and featuring a supportive core, the Aspire helps compress the swimmer into a slightly smaller package to reduce drag. This sensation of resistance is limited to the midsection—it doesn’t pull on the arms. The suit’s firm design helps put even more power into the water. Pure swimmers will love the natural feel of this suit, and those with less refined technique will benefit from its ample buoyancy. Water doesn’t seep into the suit, keeping it warm and as buoyant as possible long into a swim.