Suit Up! 9 Wetsuit Reviews

Roka Maverick X
Photo by Oliver Baker

Roka Maverick X
Photo by Oliver Baker

Roka Maverick X

$900, Rokasports.com

Best For: Uncompromising performance

In order to top the already impressive Maverick Pro, Roka spent five years developing the Maverick X and reinvented the way wetsuits are constructed with a paradigm inverting “arms up” design. Roka theorized that patterning the sleeves to match the contours of your arms while they’re raised will eliminate most of the restriction caused by current wetsuit designs. In the water, the Maverick X ignites and energizes the stroke, providing a powerful snap to movements. This is the closest any manufacturer has come to eliminating shoulder fatigue caused by wearing a wetsuit. The new floating neck design serves the dual purpose of increasing comfort while providing a more secure fit. Small graphical cues ensure proper alignment while putting the suit on, and quick release cuffs allow it to peel off easily. The cost may be difficult for most to swallow, but this suit offers mobility unlike any other wetsuit, making the price justifiable to those seeking the best swimming experience possible.