Photo: Oliver Baker

Orca SwimRun Core


$200, Swimoutlet.com

The draw: A suit for swimrun

A unique suit designed for swimrun events, the SwimRun Core has removable sleeves which stayed put for about 3,000 yards; after that, some adjusting was necessary. The front-facing zipper makes putting it on easy. A thigh pocket is designed for stowing the sleeves, though we were worried they might still slip out. We also thought this suit would work well for a sprint triathlon. Not the warmest suit, we wouldn’t take it in water less than 60 degrees; the focus is more on flexibility for comfort, and the run.