I am new to triathlons so I picked up a wetsuit before I knew they should not be used in a pool for training. I picked up lava pants to train in the pool and they have dramatically improved my swimming form (I am a leg sinker). I have also recently learned that swimming in a wetsuit is very different that swimming in regular swim suits. The lava pants help to simulate wetsuit swimming while training without exposing my actual wetsuit to chlorine.
I love them I ripped them but the cement that came with the lava pants sealed it right up. I literally fell like in floating above the water. I will be purchasing a full body suit soon.
Unfortunately, as I have grown older, not ancient for you groms, my back has degenerated such that I don't use my legs in the pool. Coupled with numerous other orthopedic issues due to military service, normal swimming is beyond my reach. Sooooo, when I saw the Lava suit I ordered one, then another and will probably order another when one of these wear out. Not being able to extend (backwards) without lots of discomfort, I don't use a pool buoy, but these suits fit the bill to be exactly what I needed. It provides a more gradual flotation throughout it's mid-calf length to give me what I need without getting uncomfortable. I don't expect them to withstand lots of pool use, but it's the only "swimming" I can do so I really appreciate this product for my needs. Thanks for developing the suit for people like me.
All good. Shipped quick and packaged well.