Huub Aegis 3 thermal suit review – Wetsuits – Swimming

Huub Aegis III thermal suit

For us, thermal suits initially seemed like a welcome if not essential purchase if you already had a trisuit. Over time, and especially after a year of swimming only in the UK, we would now reverse that and say that a wetsuit is our main neoprene outfit, offering more versatility and durability than a regular tri suit which is widely enjoyed from May to September. only.

As for off-season swimming, combine a thermal suit with Huub’s awesome Varme swim hood (which covers the major carotid arteries in the neck), a good pair of boots and gloves, and possibly a Dryrobe, and you’re in. Ready to go. swimming season from an equipment standpoint (and a smart approach to acclimatization and post-swim recovery, of course).

So how does the Aegis III behave? After remembering the size if you are between sizes the first thing to note is that it has a detachable zipper which means you have to fasten both sides before trying to get into the suit . Watch a video on how to do this beforehand or you’ll be left on solid ground doing a reverse Houdini impression. Once the zippers are connected at the bottom it can still be difficult to pull the zipper up and help may be needed – not ideal in the Covid era.

Fortunately, the Aegis III impresses more in the water. The suit features Huub’s winning buoyancy blend of a 3mm core and 5mm neoprene thickness with a denser thermal interior, although unfortunately not hairy, making it easier to process of fighting the cold, but not at the expense of upper body flexibility. It’s definitely a fast thermal suit for the speedsters out there, and it’s definitely easier to get down than it is to put on. But, partly because of the zipper and the relatively thinner materials, we’ll probably opt for our Thermal Reaction or Maverick Pro next time the bracing lakes call.

Verdict: Well in the water, but there is warmer, easier suits there, 80%

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