2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Wetsuits

Photo: John David Becker

Roka Maverick Elite

$500, Rokasports.com
The draw: Body position improvement

Wearing the Maverick Elite, the choice of Olympians Javier Gomez and Gwen Jorgensen, gives the sensation of swimming downhill. It jacks the hips and legs of even the bulkiest swimmers to the surface. Thinner panels of neoprene on the chest help the body lift into a balanced and level position. Shoulder flexibility is remarkable, and stretching for a full stroke feels natural and free of resistance. The low-cut neck feels comfortable yet it still seals effectively.