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- LONG-LASTING: Endurance+ fabric lasts 20x longer than ordinary swimwear so you can purchase confidently
- QUICK-DRYING: Low-moisture absorption for fast comfort right out of the water
- 4-WAY STRETCH: Move comfortably and freely with 4-way stretch technology
- LIGHTWEIGHT: Never feel weighed down by your swimsuit again with lightweight fabric
- DRAWSTRING: An inner drawstring allows for a customized and comfortable fit
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Cut past competition in the pool wearing a technical jammer designed to improve your performance. Engineered from Endurance+ fabric with four-way stretch for shape retention and a chlorine-resistant finish for long-lasting style, this quick-drying bottom provides coverage and comfort. HIGHLIGHTS Long-lasting Quick-drying 4-way stretch Front gusset Inner drawstring 50% Polyester / 50% PBT
- Item model number : 805014
- Department : Mens
- Date First Available : August 1, 2007
- Manufacturer : Speedo
- ASIN : B000YZO2NM
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Swimming Obsession: 6-7 days per week, 2 miles minimum per day, up to 8 miles per day in December competition. Thus, in understandable terms, typically 1 to 1.5 hours per day with December sessions between 3-5 hours. So, in 13 months, an estimated 575 hours, I went through 3 suits. Probably I should have retired the lycra suits earlier, but since they were staying together (stitching), a towel over the suit to hide the bare areas where the suit deteriorated extended them a bit. However, the stitching on the endurance turned white and then disappeared and separated. Yes, I religiously rinse my suit after each session in lot of cold water.
Pros: The polyester suit had fabulous material for practice swims. Unlike the lycra jammers which practically dissolved or lost shape in a matter of a months, the endurance polyester only stretched a little after about 4 months. If you are built "nomally", heed the ordering size comments in other reviews. I am a 34 waist, but the first 34 suit was extremely iuncomfortable on thighs and butt. The 2nd and 3rd suits were both 36's and fit comfortably.
Cons: Although the "endurance" main suit material was awesome, the seam stitching deterorated and finally parted! Thus, one must judge the endurance by the weakest link -- the seam stitching. Each lycra suit lasted about 4.5 months, whereas the endurance (marketed as lasting 20x longer!) lasted 4 months. However, based on hours, I the polyester endurance lasted more HOURS since my mileage per day was higher. Unfortunately though, you will NOT see a 20x longer life for the polyester endurance jammer unless Speedo fixes the weak threads stitching the seams! Another con some would consider, not me for I'm already too old to care "much", is that you will lose speed with the polyester vs. the lycra. Thus, make the polyester your practice suit if you are a competitive swimmer. Otherwise, the style is most fitting regardless.
Next Test: I have started breaking in my second Speedo Endurance, but have ordered a TYR polyester today from Amazon. Next review I'll compare both -- give me about 8-9 months please.
7 Month update on 2nd Suit is 5 STAR so far. Do NOT try to swim in a suit that is equal to your waist; get the next avaiolabloe size! The first suit was a 34. Legs were TIGHT -- not snug, tight! The 2nd suit is a comfortable snug. Unless yo9u have pencil sized thighs, go with the nest size. It is obvious to me now that the stitching wore out BECAUSE I didn't order next size. Note: the TYR is more flexible and comfortable, but I only used that suit twice. Will let you know how this Speedo holds up in next review update. btw, this last 7 months equaled about 510+ miles and 272 hours in the pool. I rinse mine in cold shower water and squeeze (NOT wring). Hang on line to dry. This suit does NOT stretch like the lycra ones and keeps it's shape.
Well, I made it another 1.5 months -- total of 8.5 months in the Endurance + Speedo. Near the end of June the white threads started to deteriorate. By 7/30 the suit started to separate on the one seam. Final assessment: 575-580 miles or around 314 hours in the chlorinated pool. I can probably live with that, but am now on my TYR polyester for the comaparison test. The TYR is much, much more comfortable at this moment. Much more giving -- feels like a 100% lycra suit and its not. Also more stylish -- patterned sides in different colors. But will it last longer? Stay tuned. As far as Speedo, the suit was very stiff and always tight. Maybe I need to go 2 sizes up so my legs fit right (34 to 38). Bottom line for the SPEEDO Endurance: determine how many HOURS you will spend in a pool and divide by 37 to get the expected months. Subtract time if the suit is overly tight. Hope this helps.
Sorry for the delay with the TYR comparison, but my pool shut down for 4.5 months over the winter. The results are now in though. The TYR material, like the Speedo, is fine after 6.5 months of swimming, equal to about 283 miles and 157 hours in the pool. However, like the Speedo, the threads have just begun to deteriorate to the point where a separation started. Thus, the Speedo made it twice as long (hours and miles) than the TYR. Now I know what I can expect, and its no more than 8,5 months, or 575 miles, or 314 hours at the max before the better Speedo threads deteriorate. Although the TYR is more comfortable (material a lot more flexible and comfortable), I'll have to return to Speedo. But, before I do, a second TYR has been started today. If I come even close to the Speedo longevity, I'll report back.In any case, I find exception to the advertising of both companies that these suits are 10x better than less expensive ones -- material maybe, but NOT threads!
More pool closures and summer slack, but my TYR update is as follows: At about 310 miles to date, this TYR is showing thread depreciation. On both Speedo and TYR the threads on a black suit will turn white as a first indication of what to expect shortly, namely the disappearance of the outside stitch (it appears that each seam is stitched, then stitched over to give you a belief that its industrucable -- Ha ha. Anyways, after going white, the broad stitch starts to vanish. First you'll see some threads disappear as though you have been rubbing them together for miles -- well, I was (inseam). Eventually, the entire broad outside stitch will be gone in smal sections, say 1/4 inch and increase from there. I am at that point already. Next I can expect the finally stitching to give and the suit to begin to separate. I will be lucky if I see 400 miles on this TYR.
Neither suit performs as advertised (20X better!). The threads give out and suit separates within the MILES stated in my review. I did get more miles out of the Speedo; but I enjoyed the comfort of the TYR.The 20x is a comparison to each vendor's Lycra suit. The Lycra suit MATERIAL deteriorates badly and before any stitching goes; whereas, the polyester suit material never weathers but the threads go quickly. Since I am buying a suit for best durability, I'll sacrifice the comfort and go again with speedo. Or maybe I'll just go down to Walmart and get a cheap one off the rack and swim less in each session before the thighs chap in those cheapo cloth suits. Last recommendation: Get the next size if you choose these jammers. If you swim like me, neither suit will keep it's good-fitting look after several 100 miles in the pool. Enjoy your swim.
This suit definately seems more "robust" - the material the suit is made of seems tougher and more substantial. It's also less stretchy, and I think that's what is causing problems for people used to stretchier suits. I would say this suit is less forgiving? My previous suit was a 36 (as was this one), and this one felt snugger. But what I think was really happening was that it just didn't stretch as much.
What does this all mean? I really like this suit, and I have a feeling it's going to last a lot longer than my previous Speedo jammers, which is, I think, the point of this particular model. On the other hand, it's definately less stretchy, especially through the waist and leg openings, which may or may not create problems. My legs are pretty chunky (high school and college rowing), but I was able to fit in the same size that I wear for everyting else.
UPDATE June 2011
My initial lycra suit lasted about 4 months (swimming 3x per week). It sort of became see-through after a while, when the lycra broke down.
My first Endurance plus suit lasted a year, and the seam was what failed.
I am six months into my second E+ suit, swimming more like 5x per week. At least half the guys in my masters swim program use Speedo Endurance Plus suits. As far as I am concerned, this is the only way to go with a practice suit.