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Triathlon Gear: 2XU Wetsuits & Compression Clothing

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

2XU (pronounced “two-times-you”) makes the best wetsuits for racing and compression clothing for athletes. Take one look at – or even better, take one swim in – a 2XU wetsuit and you may feel like you’re cheating. Rest assured, they’re fully compliant to all racing regulations. They only use the highest grade premium fabrics and technologies in their swimming wetsuits, not wasting money or energy on flashy designs or pretty colors. 2XU gear helps you perform your best; or, as the name implies, at twice your regular output. In light of the inaugural Ironman Lake Tahoe coming this September 22, Tahoe Mountain Sports stocked up on 2XU tri wetsuits and compression clothing.

TMS Tri-Tip: Come demo a wetsuit for free during Ironman race week! Even better tri-tip: Come hang with 35-time Ironman Mark Kleanthous on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., borrow a new 2XU wetsuit from us and keep it overnight, then bring it back Friday after a good morning swim in the lake! Details here: Ironman Lake Tahoe Event Schedule

2XU Wetsuits for Swimming

-Swim Faster! 2XU wetsuits maximize flotation and flexibility so you can focus 100% on efficient swimming without exerting excessive energy keeping yourself afloat.
-The neoprene 2XU uses is no different from other brands – but the way that neoprene is used is!
-5-mm thick front core panel and 5mm “roll bar” around hips maximize buoyancy and stabilize body position
-Water entrapment zone creates more surface area on forearms (Greater surface area = greater paddling strength)
-Isolated zipper panel provides more flex (and comfort) than other wetsuits
-Angled ankle cuffs allow swimmer to cut and custom-fit their suits

2xu velocity wetsuit


2XU Velocity Wetsuit
The V:3 Velocity features the best nano-silicone coating of any wetsuit. 1-mm thick underarms maximize flexibility and overhead reach. Stretch panels work with you instead of against you, and the Velocity Strakes (forearms) and Propulsion Panels (lower legs) increase power and boost hydronamics.  The Velocity wetsuit provides 4% more buoyancy and a faster and easier on/off transition time because it doesn’t stick to your skin like tri wetsuits without a nano-silicone treatment.







2xu womens race wetsuit


2XU Race Wetsuit
The R:3 Race has all the same great features of the 2XU V:3 Velocity Wetsuit, only without the nano-silicone coating and with 1.5-mm underarms to promote flexibility and speed. The Race wetsuit’s 5-mm thick core keeps you on the surface and strakes on the forearms and lower legs increase your surface area so you move more water with each stroke.








2XU Active Wetsuit
The A:3 Active also shares the same features of the V:3 Velocity and the R:Race wetsuits, but with 2-mm underarms for added stretch and mobility. The Active wetsuit’s legs are 3-mm thick, but they come with the nano-silicone treatment found throughout the Velocity wetsuit.









2XU wetsuits for swimming are now in Kings Beach – for rent and for sale. And yes, Dave (right) is a goofball.


2XU Compression Clothing

Of all the compression brands out there, 2XU happens to be endorsed by the Australian Institute of Sport. This may not seem like much to U.S. athletes, but elsewhere this is a highly regarded status. 2XU is also the official supplier of Ironman and the U.S. Alpine, Nordic and Freestyle Ski Teams. They make thermal ski-specific tights and socks, coming to Tahoe Mountain Sports this winter, and we couldn’t me more excited to have 2XU compression clothing in-stock. Compression clothing is not only ideal for athletes, but also for working professionals. The idea of ‘compression’ originally stemmed from medical practices, but now is used by doctors, surgeons and nurses who spend most of their days standing. The same goes for construction workers, landscapers, and even office workers and retailers who workout before work and want some assistance recovering when they’re stationary the rest of the day. Anyone who puts a toll on their muscles can benefit from compression clothing.
True story: My right calf was sore this morning, so during lunch break I slipped on my calf compression sleeves and within a couple hours the discomfort had completely passed!



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