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Zone3 Original Buoyancy Shorts 5/3
Zone3 Buoyancy Shorts

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Our Price: C$ 135.00
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The Zone3 Buoyancy Shorts are designed to give an alternative to a pull buoy and give a more natural feeling of buoyancy in the pool.
  • Unisex.
  • Each set of short has a drawstring so they can be tightened to any waist size but we would recommend the size X-Small for waist sizes 26– 28, Small for 28-30, Medium for 31 – 33, Large for 33 – 35 and XL 36-38
  • Made from top quality smoothskin neoprene and are stitched and bonded just the same as a triathlon wetsuit. The shorts are 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 only use these shorts during certain swim sets rather than the full session.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 22    Write a review.

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5 of 5 Great customer service. August 9, 2022
Reviewer: J.V. from Vancouver  
I bought a pair that was defective. It had a small rip in the mid seam after 3 wears. I called Tri Boutique and sent photos of the defect. They sent me a new pair the next day! I am so impressed. Highly recommend this company to anyone looking for high quality products and service.

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4 of 5 Buoyancy Shorts July 6, 2022
Reviewer: Barry from Courtenay, BC Canada  
Since purchasing my Zone 3 swim shorts I have used them continually in my pool swim workouts.  I have found them to be of great assist in maintaining proper body alignement and as a good alternative to pull-buoys.  They have also allowed me to focus on my stroke and breathing technique, which in aging swimmers can always do with some fine tuning.

However, after several months of  use, the shorts tie-up band began to disintegrate quite rapidly.  I contacted Triboutique who, with a minimum of fuss and maximum of genuine concern and just plain good business acumen, promptly sent me a replacement pair of the Shorts at no cost to me.
The product is good and provides good outcomes as claimed.  

Triboutique is an excellent company to deal with and I highly recommend them and their product to anyone seeking top quality aquatic sport gear.

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5 of 5 June 20, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Good product.  Shipping and delivery good.

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5 of 5 Works as described - definitely helpful! February 12, 2022
Reviewer: Brian from Victoria, BC Canada  
I'm a "sinker" (mesomorphic) so lap swimming is challenging because I have to move more quickly and push harder to maintain proper swimming position on the surface.  While this isn't necessarily a bad thing, it tires me out too quickly for continuous swimming and can result in stress and strain on muscles while I'm trying to build up strength.

The Zone3 buoyancy shorts work perfectly to provide just enough buoyancy to keep my body level on the surface without me having to push so hard. I immediately could do three times more laps before needing to take a break.

The shorts are snug, so a little challenging to get on and off, but the snugness and the smooth exterior don't add much (if any) drag in the water. I highly recommend the Zone3  Original Buoyancy Shorts for people who need buoyancy assistance and purchasing through Triboutique.ca was quick and easy.  Delivery was much quicker than I expected.

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5 of 5 Buoyancy swim short January 16, 2022
Reviewer: Susan from New Glasgow, NS Canada  
Great web site easy ordering and delivery
Item was a gift Recipient thrilled Product not yet used

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