Zone3 5/3mm Originals Buoyancy Shorts Info
The Zone3 Buoyancy Shorts were first developed by Zone3 back in 2007 combining 5:3mm neoprene thickness and smoothskin for improved hydrodynamics and ideal for the heavy legged swimmers looking to improve swimming technique.
The Zone3 Buoyancy Shorts have well tried and tested over the last eight years with fantastic customer reviews behind them. The Originals buoyancy shorts have helped thousands of swimmers to improve their body position in the water and to refine their swim technique.
They are designed to give an alternative to a pull buoy, give a more natural feeling of buoyancy and allow swimmers to develop their swimming with extra core support. The latest version of these shorts now includes a more comfort focused waistband and updated graphics.
SCS coating on the neoprene ensures minimal drag through the water. The shorts have been designed using 3mm neoprene down the centre and 5mm neoprene down the sides. The 3mm provides the additional buoyancy whilst the 5mm side panels complement this by promoting hip rotation through each stroke. The shorts are stitched and bonded just the same as a triathlon wetsuit.
The shorts serve three main purposes:
1. For novice or intermediate level swimmers the major factor which prevents them from swimming faster is the lack of core stability and leg kick. Their arm strength and technique are good but because they are not horizontal on the top of the water they create a lot of drag and 'dead weight' which makes it much harder to swim efficiently.
With the buoyancy shorts the swimmer can get more used to swimming in the correct horizontal and streamlined position, so they start to build a 'neural pattern' of how they should feel in the water. This also allows the swimmer to concentrate on making a more effective leg kick and better forward glide with each stroke, without that 'sinking leg' feeling.
With the extra buoyancy support, the swimmer can also focus more on the technique of their arm stroke, without the constant battle to keep the hips and legs in a high position in the water.
Results have shown that over time a swimmer's 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 shorts 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 weather is warm enough!).
This product has received hundreds of positive reviews from swimmers who have seen significant improvements in body position, speed and endurance by training with buoyancy shorts. Despite the great feeling they give a swimmer in the water it's best to use these shorts during certain swim sets rather than the full session.
Zone3 5/3mm Originals Buoyancy Shorts Features
- 5:3mm neoprene thickness and smoothskin for improved hydrodynamics
- Designed to give an alternative to a pull buoy
- SCS coating on the neoprene ensures minimal drag through the water
- 3mm neoprene down in the centre panels provide additional buoyancy
- 5mm neoprene side panels complement this by promoting hip rotation through each stroke
- The shorts are glued and blindstitched/bonded the same as a triathlon wetsuit.
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What began on the training grounds of Loughborough University has quickly developed into the global brand it is today. Since 2007 Zone3's philosophy has always been to design products that enable athletes to achieve their personal goals. Zone3's ever expanding range of triathlon and swimming gear for training and racing whether you're a first-timer through to the elite Pro's.
Focusing on the athlete throughout product development ensures the end-user benefits from supremely functional swimwear, world renowed swimming wetsuits, the best in triathlon apparel and swimming accessories tailored for comfort and performance.
Zone3's growing global popularity has quickly established them as the UK's number one triathlon brand and now the World's highest rated triathlon brand. Zone3 were winners of the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise late 2018.