Money is an object.
When you’re just getting into triathlons, you may not want to make a huge investment into something like a wetsuit. That’s what makes the Zoot Z Force 1.0 WetZoot so great—you get a high-quality neoprene wetsuit without forcing yourself and your family into poverty.
The Zoot Z Force 1.0 WetZoot is made with Yamamoto C38 neoprene, a highly flexible material that won’t restrict movement. The C38 is also coated with hydrodynamic Super Composite Skin for a slick surface to reduce drag in the water. The suit is cut into specific, anatomic panels. The back is made with Aqualift, a 5mm neoprene that increases your buoyancy to keep you in an efficient swimming position. The leg panel design also works with your body by keeping your legs in a natural position for swimming.
- Yamamoto C38 neoprene
- Super Composite Skin hydrodynamic coating
- Aqualift back panel
- Optimal Kick leg panel design
- Item #ZOT000O
- Q & A
Nice fit - easy to swim in
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: large
Pretty broad shouldered and the Large fit perfect. Snug and tight, but once on and in the water, was very easy to swim in. In 65 degree water, didn't even think about being cold. Could of been much colder I suspect. I did have the sewing around the colar unravel, but Backcountry is replacing it under warranty. I want the same exact suit, and Backcountry is THE easiest vendor on the web to work with when you have problems.
Excellent first suit!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
For years, people have been telling me to get into triathlon. I was a state champion swimmer in high school and swam on a club team in college and swimming has always been my first love. I'm also pretty decent on a bike. The only thing missing was the run. Problem is I hate running. But with some coaxing from some good friends I committed to my first real tri this summer.
Not knowing how I'd like triathlon, I didn't want to invest in an expensive suit. With its low price and high Zoot quality, I picked up the Force 1.0.
With only a few open water swims and 1 sprint tri in the suit, I am very satisfied with my purchase. My worries about flexibility went away the first swim. From the materials to the shape and ultimately the incredible price, this suit is excellent.
At my first tri I was first out of the water by 2 minutes. I felt fast and comfortable, if not a little warm.
The suit feels very high quality. The seams are reinforced and so far it has been easy to care for.
All in all, its a great entry level suit, yet I can see this lasting quite a long time.