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Zoggs Jewel Reef Speedback

On first look at Zoggs’ offering we weren’t convinced; the pattern a little too garish for our muted palette. But at least it was a single-layer suit in the old-school style. In fact, we’d been so used to testing the double-layer suits that we felt quite exposed stepping poolside.

But this is a traditional swim training suit, complete with high leg and racer-back. And it performed beautifully. The size 10 fitted perfectly, although if you’re blessed with an ample behind J-Lo style you might be at risk of builder’s-bum syndrome.

Predominantly polyester, we’re not sure how far this suit would see you through a heavy off-season’s training before actually becoming see-through; the material feeling noticeably cheaper than the others on test. But, as with all suits these days, it’s still reassuringly chlorine resistant, which should increase its longevity.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.