Tyr Hurricane Cat 2 (2015) wetsuit review
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Tyr Hurricane Cat 2 (2015) wetsuit review

Middle-of-the-range suit with top-end performance

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Tyr Hurricane Cat 2 (2015) wetsuit review

The Cat 2 is plucked from the middle of the Tyr range for 2015 but, it has to be said, it actually punches well above its weight in terms of comfort and performance.

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Despite being slightly thicker in the upper body than some of the top-end suits we've tested recently, the Tyr’s shoulder flexibility is fantastic and its neck seal and wrist cuffs do a great job of keeping everything streamlined while minimising water ingress. 

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It has aggressive-looking ‘Alpha Catch Panels’ on the forearms, but in reality it’s very hard to actually feel if these offer any significant benefit. 

The ‘Quick Release Ankle Cuffs’, however, do exactly what their name suggests, making it easy to stamp your legs out of the suit in T1 and save yourself a few valuable seconds in the process.

Verdict: Excellent – performs on a par with many costing nearly twice as much, 92%


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Bought a Tyr Cat2 from ProSwimwear. Ripped along leg the first time I put it on. ProSwimwear have blamed me, although I took their advice on sizing, wore the protective gloves and boots and put it on carefully - my wife was watching. I just can't understand how the simple action of putting on a Tyr wetsuit can result in a tear, unless the quality of neoprene used is not fit for purpose. I would advise against anyone purchasing a Tyr wetsuit and using the services of ProSwimwear, who have been hopeless throughout the whole complaint process. I'm now £215 out of pocket and have a wetsuit like sieve!

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