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Blueseventy Women’s Reaction
Photo by Oliver Baker

Blueseventy Women’s Reaction
Photo by Oliver Baker

Blueseventy Women’s Reaction

$475, Blueseventy.com

Best for: Sinking hips

In the enduring tightrope walk between flexibility versus buoyancy, this suit offers a solid balance. Despite your best efforts, the Reaction will not let you sink. Its 4mm-5mm-4mm tiered buoyancy centralizes the thickest neoprene around the core to raise the hips. The remarkable buoyancy is complemented by ample arm flexibility that doesn’t cut your stroke short by impeding your reach, and a split chest panel allows your chest to expand freely. The arm cuffs do an effective job of sealing out water, but our tester noted that this feature made the suit more difficult to remove. The lowered collar was one of the most comfortable in the test, and the thin honeycomb forearm panels increases proprioception in the water.