View Full Version : Choosing a Jammer

November 23rd, 2014, 02:36 PM
Hi Guys.

Have an upcoming meet and I thought I'd get a new jammer- either a fastskin or a lzr.
I'm choosing between either a FS ii or a fastskin lzr elite jammer. (http://www.speedousa.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3943534)

Any idea why the fastskin lzr elite is relatively cheaper?
Which one should I go for?
Feel free to throw other suits into the mix :)

November 23rd, 2014, 05:48 PM
I've had two FSII's in the past. The suit has been out for years. For me it performed as a mid-range tech suit, but I paid a mid-range price for it (less than $100). Not sure if the FSII has been improved recently, but the posted price is higher than before.

Never had the LZR elite.

You may also consider reviewing swim outlet's product reviews done by the customers.

Other suits I have tried:
Finis hydrospeed II - great price, performed much like the FSII, unfortunately the suit became unwoven after its first meet. For this reason I was luckily able to return it, but it took a sufficient amount of sweet talking.

TYR AP12 - My current ride:). Quite expensive, but it's like buying an honest number of tenths in a LC 50. Comes in two (low and high cut) varieties. Seems more durable and long lived than the others I've tried.

November 23rd, 2014, 09:05 PM
I remain a huge fan of the TYR Tracer Light (http://www.tyr.com/shop/collections/tracer/tracer-light.html) for its durability, slickness, compression and price point. You can almost always find this in the $100 to $125 range online.

While I really like the Speedo Endurance suits for training, their 'tech suits' have never really impressed me.

If you want to go upscale in price, check out Blueseventy. I got a Nero TX last spring for Nationals (in the high $100/low $200 range) and was quite happy with it ... but it's still only a marginal step above the Tracer Light, IMHO, and not worth the money (unless money is no object).

Allen Stark
November 23rd, 2014, 11:44 PM
I really like the Nero TX. The Arena Carbon Pro is a great suit also, but a little more spendy.

November 24th, 2014, 06:34 AM
I want to keep it below 150$ for now.
I'm thinking of going for the Tyr Tracer Light. Seems like the best option in this price range.

November 24th, 2014, 11:47 AM
I have always had good times & fit in TYR & lasts longer than other suits.