WETSUIT REVIEW – BLUE70 REACTION SLEEVELESS 2022
So why is the new Reaction Sleeveless from Blue 0 such an upgrade on the previous model.
I decide to give this suit its first swims at the Salalah 70.3 and the Yousef Al Mulla Memorial triathlon. In Salalah the water temp was called at 28 degrees so wet suits were not allowed. However different story at the local race in Ghantoot. Although the water temp was probably around 27 degrees I decided to give it a go. First of swam a PB for an Olympic so off to a good start! At no time did I feel too hot in the suit when swimming with total flexibility in the shoulder and arms helping to keep cool. Keeping the core body temperature cool can help when heading out for a hot bike and run.
The neckline on the new suits is lower than the previous version which helps reduce chafing. Initially it did feel a little tight around the throat area but that soon disappeared once I started swimming. The buoyancy profile of 4mm in the chest, 5mm in the hips and 4mm in the legs suiting my style of swimming. This suit has 1.5mm leg panels that allow a super quick exit so you can get quickly down the road on the bike. No issues with locating the zip cord and the suit slides down to the hips really easy for a comfortable run into transition.
The new 2022 Reaction wet suit from Blue70 is the perfect all round suit: ideal for both both training and racing. It packs in some of the Helix product features making this a really great bang for the buck.
Of all the Blue70 suits the Reaction men’s sleeveless is the suit I enjoy swimming in the most. It was my preferred suit for Dubai Ironman 70.3 last year and even though there is a string argument to say that sleeved would be faster for a comfortable swim and a super-fast transition this is more flexible. For Dubai this is the perfect all year round suit.
By David Hunt