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Old 06-04-2012
BradMM BradMM is offline
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Default Need a new suit

My jammers are now feeling confining and I'm not quite ready to go FULL SPEEDO. What do you think about the square leg or poly mesh suits?

http://lane4swim.com/solnyltrains.html

I can't "try before I buy" so some feedback would be helpful!

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Brad
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Old 06-04-2012
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Default New Suit

I love the square leg suits. Swimoutlet has a great selection.

I use the Tyr / Durafast they sell.

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Thanks! I'll check 'em out!
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Are the mesh ones more comfortable???
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I like these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YZG4II

They're not really short, the Endurance line is pretty heavy-duty and won't die easily, and they're less binding than jammers. They run a size small though.
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Arena do some decent stuff as well - I think the Arena Byor is the current model but I've used their previous versions for a few years and they're pretty good and comfortable.

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I like these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YZG4II

They're not really short, the Endurance line is pretty heavy-duty and won't die easily, and they're less binding than jammers. They run a size small though.
I second the nomination for this suit. Have been wearing one for two years now, 3 days a week in the pool. I rinse the chlorine out in shower after every use and it is still good as new. Tomoy is correct in that you want to order one size larger than normal.
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So, if my pants are 34 waist, my suit should be 36, right?

Still wondering about mesh.....?

Thanks!
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Still wondering about mesh.....?

Thanks!
It says in the text the mesh ones are slightly baggy to create drag for training...
I personally am fully equipped with obstacles to good swimming that I would leave out any extra drag from the suit. I'd take the suit in a smaller size than usual because they all get a little baggy when they get wet.
I am usually wearing one of those square Speedo ones out of this endurance+ fabric, which is a really long lasting material. I just hate these completely boring black and blue colors, I like more colorful ones, red or green and real colors. Also I actually prefer briefs to the square ones, but that's a matter of personal taste, I guess.


I am not quite sure what your real question is, how the last, how they fit, how they look like, what the girls want to see you in ;-) ?
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It says in the text the mesh ones are slightly baggy to create drag for training...
I personally am fully equipped with obstacles to good swimming that I would leave out any extra drag from the suit. I'd take the suit in a smaller size than usual because they all get a little baggy when they get wet.
I am usually wearing one of those square Speedo ones out of this endurance+ fabric, which is a really long lasting material.


I am not quite sure what your real question is, how the last, how they fit, how they look like, what the girls want to see you in ;-) ?
Ok, so the mesh suits are drag suits... that makes sense. Yeah, my jammers have been around a long time because they are poly and I'm sure I could get years more.

My real question was just to fill in the gaps between pictures online and actually wearing one. Like I said, can't try before I buy (I don't live near a place that would carry them). I will probably go with your recommendation... and I'm too old for any "girls" to care. :-( 58 next Sunday...

Thanks!!!
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