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Top-end triathlon wetsuits: 4 features to look for in a high quality suit

Once you move up in price point some serious tech starts appearing in any prospective triathlon wetsuit purchase. Here are four features that a high quality wetsuit should include
11 July 2018 at 09:23

Sleeved versus sleeveless wetsuits for triathlon: which is best?

Wondering what are the advantages of a sleeved versus sleeveless wetsuit are? And whether is it ever worth wearing a shortie? We explain all
09 July 2018 at 14:19

Women's triathlon wetsuits reviewed: 7 of the best under £300

With plenty of tech, huge flexibility and durability, the entry-level triathlon wetsuit isn’t just for beginners in 2018. Niamh Lewis test seven sub-£300 suits for women
05 July 2018 at 08:57

Swimming with nose clips: what are the advantages and disadvantages of using them?

Struggle with your breathing in front crawl and wondering whether to try a nose clip? Oliver Willis explains the pros and cons
18 June 2018 at 09:02

Open-water swim goggles: 7 of the best reviewed and rated

Make sure you have the best visibility on race day with a set of good open-water swimming goggles. We test and rate 7 of the best
25 May 2018 at 09:18  (1)

Review: Wetsuit testing at Club La Santa

With a suitcase full of new season wetsuits for testing, 220’s Editor headed to leading sports and active holiday resort Club La Santa in Lanzarote
24 May 2018 at 15:18

Thermal wetsuits: 2 of the best for triathlon reviewed

Feel the cold or have some cold-water swims/races planned? Then a thermal wetsuit could be just the thing for you. Matt Baird reviews two of the best
21 May 2018 at 12:06

Swim tech: 3 gadgets reviewed

Listening to music and pacing your swim sessions can help pass the time and improve your efficiency in the water. Jack Sexty tests the latest waterproof gear
14 December 2017 at 09:48

Pool goggles: 10 of the best reviewed

A good pair of pool goggles are an essential part of a triathlete's kit. We review 10 of the best pool goggles, priced from £18 to almost £50
13 November 2017 at 10:30  (2)

Winter open water swimming: 9 essential pieces of kit for chilly temperatures

If you want to stay swimming into winter, a collection of thermal products is essential. But which are best? Matt Baird and Helen Webster test a selection
23 October 2017 at 10:18

How can you tell if your wetsuit fits properly?

Wondering how do you know a wetsuit fits properly, especially when buying in a shop with no water, when you should you upgrade? Here's Emma-Kate Lidbury with the answers
12 October 2017 at 09:29

What's the difference between pool goggles and open-water goggles?

There are a couple of differences between pool and open-water goggles, depending on which you choose. We explain the differences and they key things to look for when choosing yours
05 July 2017 at 09:00

Orca RS1 Openwater two-piece wetsuit review

Is this two-piece wetsuit set to make a major splash? Matt Baird puts it through its paces to find out if two-piece wetsuits are the future
03 July 2017 at 14:18

Orca Predator wetsuit review

It’s the wetsuit of choice for Ironman champ Sebastian Kienle, but how did we get on with the updated version of Orca’s top-end wetsuit the Predator?
04 May 2017 at 12:14

Swimming goggles: how to choose the right pair

A good pair of goggles features a multitude of attributes designed for a more comfortable, faster swim. Tom Waller shows you what to look for in the perfect pair…
27 April 2017 at 13:35

Blueseventy Thermal Helix wetsuit long-term review

Over the last few chilly months 220 editor Helen Webster has been testing the Blueseventy Thermal Helix wetsuit, which she describes as a genuine game-changing product
25 April 2017 at 09:16

Roka Maverick X wetsuit review

Jack Sexty scores this triathlon wetsuit from Roka an impressive 95%
04 November 2016 at 12:10  (2)

Blueseventy Thermal Helix wetsuit review

Blueseventy's purpose built thermal cold water swimming wetsuit got a score of 95% from ed Helen Webster when she put it through its paces
22 August 2016 at 12:04

Open-water goggles: how to choose the right lenses

Helen Webster explains the different tints and finishes of open-water goggles and which work best for different conditions
23 June 2016 at 14:57

Review: Aqua Sphere MP Focus Snorkel

This snorkel from Aqua Sphere is designed to allow you to breathe whilst keeping your head in a fixed position through the water. Did our reviewer get on swimmingly with it?
14 December 2015 at 15:49