The Rob D. Swimmer Stimulus Package keeps rolling along… I finally made my way up to Atascadero to visit the guys at Go For it Sports and find myself a wetsuit. I’ve been having a rough time finding anyone with non surf/scuba wetsuits in stock. I had Heidi drop in there earlier this week to make sure it was worth me driving up and these guys have all kinds of stuff available. Apparently they’re one of the biggest Triathlon stores on the west coast.
While I was there I got a bunch of help from Scott who I think either owns or manages the place. He spent some time with me figuring out what size I would need and picking out suits for me to try on. I ended up trying on a Blueseventy Reaction and a Quintana Roo Superfull.
The Blueseventy Reaction went on first. I tried on a Large which is made for guys that are 5’11″ to 6’4″ and 192 to 220. I’m 5’9″ and about 225 so we weren’t sure how this was going to work out. It went on surprisingly easy. I had a hard time getting it zipped up in the back but once it was all together I felt pretty good in it.
The Quintana Roo Superfull didn’t work out as well for me. It’s a really impressive suit in a lot of ways but it doesn’t fit my build. I couldn’t even get it over my legs. It’s also not set up to be as tough as the Reaction suit. I think it’s the difference between a workout suit and a racing suit. The racing suit is cool but you can’t wear it every day.
I’m really glad I had Scott there to help me pick out a suit. It’s nice to go into a store where they know what they’re talking about and actually try to help you find what works best for you. I ended up getting a pretty smoking deal too. I tried on a rental suit that had been used one time and he offered me $100 off the msrp on it… pretty hard to say no to that. So I got my wetsuit for $199, awesome! I also picked up a pair of B70 Vision goggles and some Body Glide on the way out the door. I’m leaving for LA in a couple of hours so I can’t try out all my new toys and review them right now but hopefully sometime next week I can get myself into a large body of water of some sort!