Zone3 Women's 5/3mm Originals Buoyancy Shorts Info
New for 2021 the Women's version of the extremely popular Men's Original's 5/3mm buoyancy shorts, ideal for swim training, helping improve your speed and technique in the water.
Featuring 3mm neoprene down the centre for core buoyancy and 5mm neoprene on the sides to promote hip rotation, our buoyancy shorts prevent your legs from sinking and improve the efficiency of every stroke.
Named the ‘Original’ in homage to our 2008 invention of the buoyancy short, this is a design that has been tweaked, improved and refined over the years. Crafted using premium Yamamoto Smoothskin neoprene, since their conception these shorts have helped over ten thousand swimmers strengthen their performance in the water.Why use our buoyancy shorts?
To improve your open water swimming technique when training in the pool.
Swimmers of all levels can benefit from using buoyancy shorts. Swimming in triathlon requires your upper body to produce the majority of your power; your legs and core must remain streamlined to prevent your upper body having to work any harder than necessary. These shorts simulate swimming in a wetsuit when you are unable to due to the heat of the water or due to pool rules. If the open water you are swimming is warm enough, you may also wish to use buoyancy shorts as an alternative to a wetsuit – they will fit comfortably over the top of a swimming costume.
For novice and intermediate swimmers, the main obstacle to increasing swim speed is poor core support. As a result, these swimmers often find themselves dragging sinking legs through the water. Buoyancy shorts help to place the swimmer in the correct horizontal position, allowing them to focus more on arm and stroke technique. Over time, a swimmer’s body position, speed and endurance can be significantly improved by using buoyancy shorts when working on technique.
Zone3 Women's 5/3mm Originals Buoyancy Shorts Features
- Designed to support by keeping your body in a horizontal, streamlined position. As a result, your legs do not become a ‘dead weight’ causing drag and forcing you to increase your energy expenditure.
- 3mm Yamamoto Smoothskin front and back panels enhance core support by increasing leg buoyancy.
- 5mm Yamamoto Smoothskin side panels promote hip rotation allowing for increased reach with every stroke and therefore a more efficient swim.
- Designed as a natural feeling alternative to a pull buoy.
- Comfort focused waistband.
- Backed by over a decade of positive reviews.
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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.