A low price tag and a quality build make the Z Force 1.0 ideal for newbies. "It's an affordable suit and eliminates open-water swimming fears because of its buoyancy," says Aaron Hersh, the senior editor at Triathlete magazine. A full-sleeve design makes it warm enough for cold-water dunks and also reduces drag by creating a smooth surface for water to slide over. The suits come with gender-specific, ergonomically-shaped panels for women and men.
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