RRP £19.99, widely available for less
The Powerskin Carbon-Flex VX (open back) is a high-performance swimsuit from Arena, featuring their carbon cage fabric that is designed for short and long-distance competitive swimming. This swimsuit has a V-Flex System, this allows for optimum freedom of movement around the hips, glutes and shoulders. This V-Flex System has been designed so the seams have been moved away from the sides of the suit to form a ‘flex line’ across the hip flexors for reduced resistance during starts, turns and breaststroke kicks.
Have you ever been snorkelling in some beautiful, exotic location - immersed in the world under the sea, only to have the magic shattered by accidently inhaling three pints of salt water and surfacing spluttering for air in front of a beach full of holiday makers? It can’t have just been me, right? The Ameo Powerbreather Sport does more than let you freak out tiny fish (although this is a bonus), it allows to you breathe more naturally and focus on your swimming without having to turn your head or clear the snorkel.
The PoolMate 2 takes distance counting to the next level by allowing you to track your distance in open water, perfect for triathlon training or just exercising out in the elements. It allows you to keep track of laps, strokes, distance, speed, efficiency, duration, sets, rest time and calories in the pool and in open water (minus the lap count in open water) and stores 50 sessions for recall, records and is water resistant to 50m and includes a 24 hour clock, alarm and a chrono mode for timing other sports.
The Predator Flex Titanium Reactor Goggles are some of the most technical swimming goggles out there, the aim is to create a superior swimming goggle that can be used for both indoor and outdoor use, in low light and bright light which means you will never need more than this one pair of goggles for all your swimming activity. The model name sounds very impressive but what does it mean?
I tested the Aqua Sphere Kaiman Exo Mirrored Lens Swimming Goggles out at my local public sports pool where my routine is to swim 60 lengths (1 mile) once a week. The first difference I noticed between my normal goggles and these was that the nose bridge wasn’t adjustable. I thought this was going to be an issue but they fitted my face with comfort, normally I have had to use the smaller nose bridges on goggles but this one size fits all system was compatible for both me and my swimming partner (who is more well-endowed in the nasal region).