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Tight around shoulder and chest areas
on July 2, 2013
My last two Speedo swimsuits are lycra blend (74% nylon, 26% xtra life lycra), and both of them last about 6 months (I swim, on average, 3 times per week). Speedo Race Endurance uses different blend of material (50% polyester/50% pbt), and supposedly last about 1 year according to the manufacturer and verified by many reviewers here. In exchange for endurance, this swimsuit lacks flexibility. The fabric is not nearly as elastic as the lycra blend swimsuit. I ordered size 36 (my chest size is 34), which is the same size as my previous two speedo swimsuits, however, the straps of this new Polyester swimsuit are tight around my chest and shoulder areas, which can be uncomfortable after a while. On the hindsight, I would purchase the Solid Superpro style instead of the Flyback, because of the tight straps.
Update (1/10/14): this swimsuit from Speedo keeps its promise. It has been 6 months now since the date I purchased it, and the swimsuit has been going strong. I expect another 6 months from it.
Update (6/13/14): Exactly a year later, this swimming suit is still going strong.