• Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3 Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3 Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3 Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3 Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3 Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3
  • Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm, Swim by ZONE3
Unisex

Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm

£69.00

14 reviews

The Next Step Buoyancy Shorts are just that, the next step in your buoyancy journey. As your technique and form improve through the use of more buoyant shorts you will want to reduce the level of support, enabling your body to take a more active role in your body position.

Made from the same Yamamoto Smoothskin neoprene and triathlon wetsuit style stitched and bonded seams as our Original shorts, we have reduced the panel thickness to using 2mm neoprene down the centre and 3mm on the sides aid in your progression.

Size guide

Neoprene Buoyancy Shorts 'The Next Step' 3/2mm

Key Features

  • Lower level of buoyancy compared to the Original buoyancy shorts.
  • Concept has helped 1000’s of swimmers improve their swim technique and speed.
  • New design and 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.

Description

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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SM
08/05/2022
Simon m.
United Kingdom
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Tri benefits

Bought for a triathlon, they help keep my hips up, and are super fast to remove, infact they are so comfy I nearly forgot to remove them

RK
03/07/2022
richard k.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Float Pants

These shorts are brilliant! They really work, they give me just enough lift in the water to concentrate on my stroke form while not having to worry about my legs sinking. They give the feeling of having your wetsuit on while you are in the pool.

RC
02/10/2022
Rob C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Improved my swim time

They provide the right amount of buoyancy. Not too much and not too little. I went from 1.55 per 100m to 1.45. I’m by no means a good swimmer but it’s certainly helping to improve my technique.

K
01/24/2022
Koen
Belgium Belgium
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From a sinking turtle to a sleek turtle

I bought these swim shorts through an international triathlon web shop. The size guide ensures a perfect fitting. My position in the water has improved a lot due to the 3:2 ratio. I have swum in shorts several times and have never experienced any problems.

GT
11/22/2021
Glen T.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Game changer

I swim 1.5 miles several times weekly for fitness, pool in winter lake in summer. I don’t compete. The positive effect of these shorts was instant. They keep my body position streamlined and immediately aided my stroke rate and dramatically increased speed.

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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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