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Zone3 – Women’s Buoyancy Shorts – ‘Originals’: 5/3mm – Black/Mint – 2022

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    MSRP: £69.00 £69.00


    SKU: MT-Swim-Zone3-W-NA21WBSORG109
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      Zone3 – Women’s Buoyancy Shorts – ‘Originals’: 5/3mm


       The original – and still the best? – buoyancy shorts

      It was only as recently as 2008 that Zone3 became the first brand to develop and market this garment. This is the latest iteration of that garment, hence its ‘Originals’ label.

      In that relatively short time, these shorts have helped thousands of swimmers improve their body position and swimming techniques.

      Made from top-quaity Yamamoto Smoothskin neoprene, these swim shorts are stitched and bonded the same way as a triathlon wetsuit. They are designed using 3mm neoprene down the centre for buoyancy and 5mm neoprene along the sides to promote hip rotation through each stroke.

      Full Leg Buoyancy Shorts serve three main purposes:

      1. For novice or intermediate level swimmers the major factor that prevents them from swimming faster, is the lack of core stability and their leg kick. Their arm strength and technique is generally good but they have poor body positioning, and so create a lot of drag and ‘dead weight’, which makes it much harder to swim efficiently.

      • Buoyancy shorts will help you achieve the correct horizontal and streamlined position, helping to build a ‘neural pattern’ of how you should feel in the water. This also allows you to concentrate on a more effective leg kick and glide with each stroke, without that ‘sinking leg’ feeling.
      • The extra support also allows you to focus more on your arm stroke technique.
      • Results have shown that over time your body position, speed and endurance can be significantly increased by training with buoyancy shorts

      2. Suitable for any level of triathlete who wants to refine their open water swimming technique whilst in a pool. Swimming in a wetsuit during a triathlon is very different to swimming without a wetsuit during a swimming race. The majority of your power needs to derive from your upper body whereas your legs and core provide the essential control. These kickpants help develop your open water swimming technique whilst in the pool, where wearing a full wetsuit would either be too hot, or banned by the life-guards.

      3. For use in open-water training or races as an alternative to swimming in a full wetsuit – when the water is warm enough!

      Key Features

      • Highly buoyant design for heavy legged swimmers.
      • 3mm Yamamoto Smoothskin front and back panels.
      • 5mm Yamamoto Smoothskin side panels.
      • New comfort focused waistband.

      Key Benefits

      • Improves your body position and swim technique.
      • Designed as a natural feeling alternative to a pull buoy.
      • Enhanced core support to aid with technique development.
      • Backed by over a decade of positive reviews.


      The Brand:

      As one of the most trusted triathlon brands and the manufacturer of My Triathlon’s best selling wetsuit, Zone3 creates wetsuits and swimwear that aim to maximise your swimming experience. A well-established British company, Zone3 is a brand whose products are designed by athletes for athletes.

      Call us at MyTriathlon today on 0207 183 4116 or contact us via WebChat for friendly, expert advice and for answers to any sizing or other specific product queries you may have.

      MyOpenWaterSwim, everything you need for your open-water swim.

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    • Weight: 0.1 kg
    • sizing: zone3-womens-swimwear
    • Gender: Womens
    • Type: Swimwear
    • Category: Swim
    • Condition: New
    • Year: 2022
    • mens-version:
    • mens-version-label: Men's Version
    • type-1:
    • type-1-label: All Buoyancy Shorts