Photo: Oliver Baker

TYR Hurricane Category 3


$468, Swimoutlet.com

The draw: Easy sighting

This suit takes a bit of work to get into (we recommend wearing gloves and socks to help), and the fit is tight, but moving around a bit before hitting the water helps get it in place. In the water, testers only felt restricted when going for more distance per stroke, making this a better suit for athletes with a short stroke and high turnover rate. More buoyant in the chest than the legs, this put us in a position that made sighting easier but created some drag in the legs. The catch panels on the forearm do feel like they grab the water. This suit is one of the warmest we tested.