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Tri Suits and Wetsuits

Triathlon Event  What’s the advantage of using a wetsuit rather than a tri-suit?

Todd from Tennessee

Triathlon Event  Hi Todd,
Thank you for contacting TriathaNewbie.com!

The question should be, should I wear a tri suit or a swim suit, not a tri suit or a wet suit.

Tri Suit:

A tri suit is a piece of clothing that is worn for an entire triathlon, from start to finish, and you don’t need to wear a swim suit, cycling gear or running gear unless you’d like to add some extra gear for the bike and run

Wetsuit:

The wetsuit is purely to add warmth and buoyancy during the swim. You would wear this article of clothing over a swim suit or a tri suit and take it off during T1.

So the layering would look like this:

We have a section on TriathaNewbie.com to guide our readers on “What to Wear During a Triathlon”. Check it out and let us know if you have any other questions.

Be well.
~Jack

TriathaNewbie.com staff

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