Zoggs Carbarita – overtaking the Speedo Hydrasuit?

November 24th, 2014 by OnePiece No comments »

The Zoggs Carbarita is fast becoming the dominant hydra suit, high neck, zip back style of swimsuit. Speedo, you may have dropped the ball! Although the original Speedo Hydrasuit remains a stalwart of many a keen swimmer (some male, mostly female ;) ), it is has had a bit of a dull last couple of years. Pretty much only available in black, with purple available over the last year, gone seem the days of blue, brown AND black & purple.

Zoggs, although not really pushing the boat out, have at least progressed from front patterned to rear patterned, the Carbarita has also been available with pink, blue and orange zips depending on the year. How does it fair in the pool? Really well – easily a strong, just as good alternative as the Speedo Hydrasuit. Our words to Zoggs, lets have some more base suit colours – the black patterned is great, but lets have some blue, red, yellow and maybe even some multi-colour…

Long Sleeve Swimsuit

July 9th, 2014 by OnePiece No comments »

Long sleeve swimsuits are a definite favourite but are less than straightforward to get hold of! Anyway, if you have a budget of £95.00 and fancy a great looking long sleeve swimsuit with crew neck and zipper back, then this one might be right for you!

Available as of 09/07/2014 from Asos.

Purple Speedo Hydrasuit

March 3rd, 2014 by OnePiece No comments »

A couple of months ago I emailed Speedo customer services to ask whether they would be doing the hydrasuit in any colour over than purple this year. Last year, they didn’t… again. Being the most reviewed product on their website, you would have thought something might be done. Well this year, they have! A slightly brighter purple than the one a few years ago, this one as pink contract stiching around the neck and for the front centre logo. A great looking suit and definately another for the drawer. Roll on more colours!

Nike Waterpolo Swimsuits

April 4th, 2013 by OnePiece No comments »

Speedo aren’t the only player in the game with decent waterpolo swimsuits – in fact there are two other notable companies who make suits that aren’t jsut a traditional solid colour: Nike and Turbo Swim. Nike do a pretty decent looking camouflage print swimsuit with mesh side and rear panels. The swimsuit is available in four camouflage pattern colours: blue, green, purple and red. Well worth a look but unfortunately, it only seems to be available in the US.

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Speedo USA Waterpolo Swimsuits

April 1st, 2013 by OnePiece No comments »

I wish Speedo didn’t have such a regional variation in their product ranges. Most companies do the same – different products for different worldwide regions, factoring in what sells better in one country but not neccessarily in another. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes, a decent product slips you by because it is only released in another country.

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Beco Atlanta Swimsuits

February 13th, 2013 by OnePiece No comments »

I first came across Beco a year or two ago. I think they are British but not 100% sure. They used to do a zip back swimsuit but saw on the SimplySwim website a few days ago that they now have a front zip swimsuit in slightly more conservative colours to the TYR Huntingdon swimsuit feature last week. The Beco Atlanta is available in red/black and blue/navy.

Zoggs Carbarita

February 10th, 2013 by OnePiece No comments »

Zoggs released their own version of the venerable Speedo Hydrasuit last year (the Newport High Neck) with great success. A superb suit, very comfortable with a subtle embossed pattern on the front. This year, they have brought out the Cabarita swimsuit – same style as the Newport but with a fresh pattern and bright pink trim around the neck. A great looking suit and a definate for the collection!

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TYR Huntingdon High Neck Swimsuit

February 7th, 2013 by OnePiece No comments »

I am not sure if I have seen a zip high neck swimsuit from TYR before, but they now have one in their collection (available in two colours). Although a zip front suit, it might be a nice addition for the more adventurous – it is rather bright to say the least!

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Upcoming posts…

February 6th, 2013 by OnePiece No comments »

Look out for the next few posts coming soon!

  • Atlanta zip front, high neck swimsuit
  • Speedo high neck swimsuit
  • Zoggs Cabarita swimsuit
  • TYR Huntingdon swimsuit

The Cressi Glaros swimsuit

February 6th, 2013 by OnePiece No comments »

Last year (well, it was last year when I noticed it!) Cressi released another shiny swimsuit similar to the original Cressi Fire suit. Like the Fire, it is made of 2mm neoprene, has a rear zip and knee length legs. Unlike the Fire, it is available for both men and women! Well done Cressi! I have not yet added one to my collection, but hopefully only a matter of time.

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