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TYR Hurricane Cat 3
Photo by Oliver Baker

TYR Hurricane Cat 3
Photo by Oliver Baker

TYR Hurricane Cat 3

$550, Tyr.com

Best for: Improving efficiency

Like the Aqua Sphere Racer and Zone 3 Aspire, the Cat 3 aims to offer the best performance for the price, carrying over some key features from the more expensive Cat 5. TYR strategically places elevation panels in the chest, core and obliques, which results in a buoyant and supportive suit. This stability translates into a more efficient stroke by promoting a natural roll while decreasing excessive movement. Flexibility and stretch through the arms is satisfactory but not out of this world. The rubber inserts on the catch panels seem more decorative than functional, but the material does provide an enhanced feel for the water.