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  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3 Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3 Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3 Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3 Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3 Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3 Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3 Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm, Swim by ZONE3
Unisex

Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm

£69.00

61 reviews

As the original inventors of buoyancy shorts back in 2007, we are proud that our first design is still going strong and are now called the “Originals” to recognize their heritage. With over a decade of fantastic customer reviews behind them, they have helped thousands of swimmers to improve both their body position in the water and swim technique.

‘The Originals’ are made from top Yamamoto Smoothskin neoprene and are stitched and bonded the same way as a triathlon wetsuit. The shorts are designed using 3mm neoprene down the centre for buoyancy and 5mm neoprene down the sides to promote hip rotation through each stroke.

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Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'Originals' 5/3mm

Key Features

  • Highly buoyant design for heavy legged swimmers.
  • 3mm Yamamoto Smoothskin front and back panels.
  • 5mm Yamamoto Smoothskin side panels.
  • New comfort focused waistband.

Key Benefits:

  • Improves your body position and swim technique.
  • Designed as a natural feeling alternative to a pull buoy.
  • Enhanced core support to aid with technique development.
  • Backed by over a decade of positive reviews.

Description

The Full Leg Buoyancy Shorts serve three main purposes:

For novice or intermediate level swimmers the major factor that prevents them from swimming faster, is the lack of core stability and their leg kick. Their arm strength and technique is generally good but they have poor body positioning creating a lot of drag and ‘dead weight’, which makes it much harder to swim efficiently.

Buoyancy shorts place the swimmer in the correct horizontal and streamlined position, helping to build a ‘neural pattern’ of how they should feel in the water. This also allows the swimmer to concentrate on a more effective leg kick and glide with each stroke, without that ‘sinking leg’ feeling.

The extra support also allows the swimmer to focus more on their arm stroke technique.

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 while 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 while 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 water is warm enough!).

Sizes available are XS, S, M, L and XL. Each set of shorts has a drawstring so they can be tightened to any waist size but we would recommend the size XS for waist sizes XS 26– 30, S for 28-31, M for 31 – 33, L for 34 – 38, XL 36 - 40 and XXL 36 - 42 in.

Delivery & Refunds

Free delivery on orders of £50 and over in the UK.

Returns accepted within 28 days of purchase. Read more

ZONE3 ARE THE ORIGINAL DESIGNERS OF THE BUOYANCY SHORT - THE ORIGINAL AND THE BEST

Reviews

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09/05/2022
Greg T.
United Kingdom
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Great buoyancy shorts.

Excellent. Great fit and these shorts are definitely helping me to improve my body position in the water.

RG
09/04/2022
Richard G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Great fit

Great product really have improved my technique

DS
06/27/2022
Dermot S.
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NEOPRENE BUOYANCY SHORTS 'ORIGINALS' 5/3mm

Very good fit and comfortable. Assisted in improving technique

RS
03/26/2022
Robert S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Amazing

Having always used Zone 3 I bought these shorts to replace reliance on a pullbuoy. What a difference. Sun 25 1600 new PB this year

MH
03/10/2022
Martin H.
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Repeat order

These are my second pair of this short. They help elevate my legs and achieve a better attitude in the water. Well made and a good fit, the neoprene does eventually tear after 4 y or regular use and less than perfect care.

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Size

Waist

XS

26in – 30in

S

28in – 31in

M

31in – 33in

L

34in – 38in

XL

36in – 40in

XXL

36in – 42in

 

Size

Waist

XS

64cm – 71cm

S

71cm – 79cm

M

79cm – 84cm

L

84cm – 94cm

XL

94cm – 102cm

XXL

102cm – 109cm

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