Men's Vortex Sleeveless Special

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    The Vortex Sleeveless redefines XTERRA WETSUITS' most popular sleeveless wetsuit. It's the #1 best-selling sleeveless wetsuit in North America for over ten years and has been a Go-To for swimmers of all levels.

    Ideal for athletes who want an all-around wetsuit to use while training and racing, the new Vortex Sleeveless continues to offer the perfect combination of performance, buoyancy, comfort and flexibility. The interior is lined with X-FLEX LINER 2.0, for maximum flexibility and smoother transitions, and its upgraded neoprene provides greater overall buoyancy.

    The Sleeveless design provides natural range of motion while racing and training, providing athletes the best output per stroke.

    The front of the Vortex Sleeveless is 5 mm, which is the maximum legal thickness and provides the maximum buoyancy during your swim.  The back is 3 mm, for flexibility throughout each stroke.  The Vortex Sleeveless continues to be updated, with strategically placed panels to get you in an optimal body position.

    If you are looking for speed and durability in a sleeveless wetsuit, the all-new Vortex Sleeveless is the right wetsuit for you.


    1. Front: 5mm thick neoprene from neck to ankles
    2. Back: 3mm Super GKA neoprene


    1. Low-Profile Collar:
      Adds comfort and increased durability, ensuring that the suit stays intact and in place.
    2. X-MAX Seam-Seal Technology:
      Uses a triple layer of glue and double-blind stitching to ensure long-lasting waterproof seams.
    3. Sleeveless Design:
      Allows for a more natural feel in the water, reducing drag and increasing freedom of movement.

    More information on our technology can be found here.

    1. More information on shipping, returns, and warranties can be found here.

    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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      Kiwi i.
      Austria Austria

      Super buoyancy and great fit

      Swam the Backwaterman 7km in Austria using this wetsuit for the first time and took 7 minutes off my goal. Great fit, very buoyant and definitely faster in the water as a result.

      Dale H.
      United States United States

      No Fear Swimming!

      I am a very poor swimmer. I won't drown in a pool but I would never swim across a lake. I recently decided to give triathlon a go and started pool swimming. Still a very poor swimmer but getting better. I was terrified of the lake swim. After using this wet suit in my first triathlon (only my second time putting it on), it made the swim feel EASY! The added buoyancy of the suit is so helpful. It also makes it feel as if I can float or tread water very effortlessly. I had no fear about being in the center of the lake. Absolute game changer for me.

      Max E.
      United States United States

      All around great suits!

      These suits are great! I do a lot of open water swimming.. I spend a lot time I start in early April and go with the full suit. Mid to late May I’m sleeveless. These suits take a beating! I race triathlons often and am sometimes not so delicate getting them off in transition. I’ve been using xterra suits a long time. I always am happy with them. You might be able to find a faster suit but I’ve experienced durability issues with those. These work and work very well!

      United States United States

      Awesome for my first wetsuit

      I am in my second year competing in triathlon and purchased this wetsuit to extend my season. However, I will be wearing it even when the weather warms up as long as the rules allow it because it increased my speed by a ton. Swimming is my toughest leg, as I am new to competitive swimming and never got very good at freestyle as a kid. This wetsuit held my body in the right position to keep going longer and stronger. I took close to a minute per 100 off my previous times! As some other reviews mention, it does feel constricted at the neck but that’s how the design works. I think as I wear it more, that will break in a little too. Overall extremely satisfied with my purchase!

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