Zone 3 Aspire
Best for: All-around performance
If you’re looking to upgrade to a premium wetsuit but think spending more than $500 is outrageous, the Aspire is one of the best options around. This suit feels similar to Zone 3’s high-end Vanquish, which costs $250 more, making the Aspire the best return on investment in Zone 3’s collection. The 1.5mm one-piece shoulder panel offers just the right amount of flex and noticeably increases distance per stroke. The red panels on the wrist and ankle cuffs are coated in silicone for an easier exit in transition. Like the Vanquish, the Aspire makes swimming more enjoyable by minimizing restriction through the shoulders while lifting the lower body to increase buoyancy.