Zone3 launches breaststroke-specific wetsuit

British brand Zone3 has just launched its new Aspect Breaststroke wetsuit, which is tailored specifically for people that prefer to swim breaststroke. Here's what you need to know.

Zone3 launches breaststroke-specific wetsuit

One question we see popping up a lot from beginners as they first get into triathlon is “do I have to swim front crawl?” The answer, of course, is no, so it’s encouraging to see Zone3 introducing a wetsuit designed specifically for breaststroke.

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Introducing the Zone3 Aspect Breaststroke wetsuit

Credit: Zone3
Credit: Zone3

Unlike a lot of wetsuits, which Zone3 says are typically only designed for surface swimming, the Aspect Breaststroke has been developed to allow the type of unhindered lateral leg movement that’s needed to swim breaststroke. This is in addition to improved flexibility across the chest.

The British brand says it achieves this by using a mixture of high-performance Aqua-X, Smoothskin and High-Stetch Nylon panels, while a combination of 1.5mm, 2mm and 4mm thickness is said to ensure that the leg can stay submerged in the water. This, Zone3 believes, means a natural breaststroke swimming position can be maintained.

Elsewhere, the brand has used a combination of glued and flatlock seams in an effort to allow extra stretch, while ensuring that the suit remains affordable. The wetsuit also features a downward YKK zipper at the rear and high-visibility neon orange wrist cuffs.

At this point, it’s worth mentioning that Zone3 says the Aspect Breaststroke is also more than suitable for front crawl swimmers. Could it be the best of both worlds? Keep your eyes on upcoming issues of 220 Triathlon for a full review.

How much does the Zone3 Aspect Breaststroke wetsuit cost?

Both the men’s and women’s versions are priced at a beginner-friendly £159 and are on sale now.

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Image credits: Zone3