LAVA Pants Special

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LAVA PANTS are the secret weapon to making you train smarter and swim faster.  They will be your #1 swim training tool and make you a faster, smoother swimmer. Retire your pull buoy and focus more power on your swim stroke and proper body position.

SPECS - 5 mm premium neoprene on the front and back.  Drawstring for a snug fit.  Ends mid-calf (capri cut).  

This "training wetsuit" offers race-level buoyancy and a natural range of motion at every training session, which over time improves technique and pacing while building muscle memory.  Proper body position increases stroke efficiency and adjusts for the proper catch-phase for racing.  Dynamic design makes LAVA Pants comfortable to train in and easy to change into and out of.

The waistband is low-cut, allowing for natural breathing and comfortable flip turns.  As a 3/4-length pant, LAVA Pants are easy to put on in or out of the water, for a quick transition from warm up to work out to cool down. Originally designed for pool swimming but ideal for open water swims as well.  LAVA Pants are a viable training tool for pool and open water swimming.

LAVA PANTS are completely legal under the new rules set by USAT and WTC when wetsuits are legal. LAVA PANTS are a wetsuit and can only be worn in races that permit wetsuits.  They are primarily intended for training but are quickly showing up on the starting line of many triathlon and open-water swim races.

Lava Pants are one of the best swim training investments you can make.


Market Leader

30-Day Return Policy


1-Year Warranty

Based in San Diego, California

XTERRA WETSUITS is the number one best-selling triathlon wetsuit company in North America, trusted by more triathletes than any other brand.
We want to make sure you have the right fit and model. Even take it for a swim. You have 30-days from the ship date for returns.

Made from limestone-based neoprene, thereby making our wetsuits 95% water impermeable (compared with 70% for petroleum-based) and more environmentally friendly.

Our wetsuits are warranted against manufacturing and material defects for one year from the date of purchase.

Headquarters are located where the sport of triathlon began. Privately owned by two locally based triathletes. Making high-performance wetsuits since 2001.
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    Jeff J.
    United States United States

    Great for training

    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.

    Johnny B.
    United States United States


    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.

    United States United States

    Couldn't ask for a better suit for my needs

    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.

    Robin N.
    United States United States

    Exceeded expectations for quality and fit.

    All good. Shipped quick and packaged well.

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