The Men's Maverick Elite Wetsuit is a revelation in wetsuit design. They kept the bulk of the buoyancy where it belongs in the parts of the body that do not need much range of motion. There is more material in the legs and core of the wetsuit for a more streamlined and efficient freestyle without hindering body movement. With the Maverick Elite you will get entry level pricing with top shelf speed. I dare you to find a better value than that.
- Yamamoto #39 neoprene
- Smart design buoyancy areas
- Super Stretchy ankle for faster T1 times
- Stabilized core
- Helps improve technique
|XS||< Up to 5'7"||< 135lbs||< 170cm||< 61kg|
I would recommend this item to a friend.
A Long Tri Beginner's Take
April 17, 2014
The TriSports staff was very helpful in recommending this wetsuit along with a couple of others for me based on my build, and concerns. I am 175 lbs., 6'-1", 40" chest, and 32" inseam. I am REALLY pleased with this wetsuit! Being my first full wetsuit purchase, and with my very limited experience, only having used a rental previously that did not fit well, caused me to panic in the water, and spooked me of wetsuits altogether... this wetsuit was flawless! That is in stark comparison to the man encased by it!! Ha-ha... Seriously - it donned easily using the plastic grocery bags over my feet and hands method, and using some strategically applied anti-chafe to my upper ankles and lower forearms before the swim. During the swim my shoulders never felt fatigued, or ever struggled against the suit. Any fatigue in that regard was all on me. My neck had great freedom of movement, and there was no constriction. Even with the lower neckline this suit provides, it was great, not letting much water in to bog me down. A little did seep in thru my back/zipper-line area, but very limited. My chest never felt tight or bound-up, so my breathing felt normal. My legs were perfectly set in the water, with no issues with my kicking. My legs typically pull me down a bit in training when fatigued. Not with the suit on. The midsection of the wetsuit kept my core in-line, and supported. My core is strong, but the suit bolstered that, and it never felt weak or unsupported like it was going to falter. The suit really helped me maintain alignment and balance. My rotations felt natural and easy. As the swim progressed, and I settled into my pace and rhythm, the suit just added to my performance, making me faster in the water, than I anticipated. The key indicator for me, was I had been working overseas for 60+ days, in a place I did not have any means of accessing water to swim train, prior to this race. I swam only six times in the 17 days I had after leaving my overseas site before this race, and a quick business trip in between. I am convinced this suit took my weakest areas, and bolstered them so I could relax and rely on muscle memory. How do I know this? I finished, and got out of the water with a group of men that represented the middle of the pack of our race. The only con I have is that I was forced to stop jogging toward T1 because the Velcro was holding so firmly, I could not get it loose so I could unzip. Probably just the newness of the Velcro itself and that I have some grip issues with my right hand due to an injury. Bottom-line: I highly recommend trying this suit out!
Pros:Great Fit, Superb Fit, Great Mid-section Support, Easy To Remove, Perfect Balance, Easy to put on, Great Neck Flexibility
Cons:Neck Velcro Too Strong
Best Uses:Triathlon racing