For the tri-aspirant.
The Women's TYR Hurricane Cat 1 Wetsuit includes the same drag reduction, durability, uninhibited stroke movement, and easy on/off as TYR's top of the line offerings. Combined with neoprene's nitrogen-injected buoyancy, these qualities make it the ideal choice for aspiring triathletes and veterans alike who don't want to deal with the hassle and expense of renting for training sessions and events, and don't feel the need to spring for the killer apps of pricier models.
The Cat 1's neoprene panels are laid out according to TYR's Free R.O.M. (Range of Motion) Zone design, which eliminates restriction in the shoulder for long-reaching swimming motions. Neoprene isn't exactly as forgiving as the Lycra in your cycling kit, but TYR's clever paneling keeps your reach as long as your ambitions.
The Speed Wrap Paneling on the legs and torso is actually 5mm sheets of Yamamoto Nano neoprene. The healthy thickness means more nitrogen bubbles per square inch, which in turn means more buoyancy with less effort. The panels are also SCS (Super Composite Skin) Coated, so they not only increase buoyancy, but they also reduce drag.
The wrist and ankle cuffs also do their parts. The wrist cuffs are designed to stretch in multiple directions, so they keep out water without inhibiting your stroke. When you get to T1, the ankle cuffs are tapered to catch your shins, allowing the wetsuit to peel inside-out for quick removal without taking your shorts with it.
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- Q & A
Very techy, ready for a tri.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
Got this for a friend who just started on triathlons. She's petite so it didn't quite fit her. She felt it was a bit heavy for her as well.
Looked super high quality and might become a good pick when she gets to a better level.
Make sure to check the size chart because a good fit is a must.