In this post you can find information about the Xterra Vortex wetsuit – description and key features from the manufacturer website plus added reviews and experiences from users.
Description of Vortex Wetsuit
The manufacturer Xterra description of Vortex: “Ideal for athletes who want an all-around wetsuit to use while training and racing, the new Vortex Fullsuit continues to offer the perfect combination of performance, flexibility and durability. The interior is lined with X-FLEX LINER 2.0, for smoother transitions, and its upgraded neoprene provides greater overall flexibility and buoyancy. The Vortex Fullsuit is the #1 best-selling triathlon fullsuit for the past five years.”
Vortex is an intermediate level wetsuit. Models available for men and women. Buoyancy in front is 5 mm thick from neck to ankles, back is with 3 mm thick neoprene, arms/shoulders – 1.5 mm. Standard manufacturer price €452 ($499).
Key Features of Vortex Wetsuit
- Anatomically-Correct Arms/Shoulder Panels
- Low-Profile Collar
- X-MAX Seam-Seal Technology
- SCS Nano Coating
- Design Based on the Vector Pro
- X-FLEX LINER 2.0 in the interior
Reviews about Vortex Wetsuits
Here I gathered different reviews about Xterra Vortex wetsuits from different sources. I hope it will help you form your impression about the Xterra Vortex wetsuits.
Review on the “Trigearlab” website, dated January 6, 2020.
Short summary: I highly recommend this wetsuit if you’re looking for hihger-end mid-level wetsuit for your next triathlon season. It has high-quality materials and is constructed nicely and has a great price.
Review on the “Strivechallange” website, dated January 19, 2019.
Short summary: The arms and legs are designed to essentially stay out of your way. That means you don’t have to adapt to your swimming style when you wear this. One downside is that if you have a larger than average neck size, then you can feel some chaffing the first time you wear it.
Review on the “Newfangled Dad” website, dated May 12, 2015.
Short summary: I’m pleased with the purchase and can’t wait to take it out in the lake later this month. Especially if you can get yours on a similar (and possible) discount it’s well worth a look if you’re in the market for a triathlon wetsuit.
Review on the “Doctriathlon” website.
Short summary: Overall I cannot speak highly enough of the Xterra Vortex. I know that this is a suit that will probably last me for several years to come, it has great performance and has helped me shave seconds off of my Sprint swims and minutes off of mile plus swims.
Review on the Youtube channel “toesteban“, dated November 18, 2015 (Spanish)
Xterra wetsuit official website – xterrawetsuits.com.
My post “Triathlon Wetsuits – Materials and Technologies”
Website of “Doctriathlon” – doctriathlon.com
Website of “Newfangled Dad” – newfangleddad.blogspot.com
Website of “Tri Gear Lab” – trigearlab.com
Website of “Strive Challange” – strivechallange.com
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Do not buy anything from Xterra.
I returned my wetsuit in perfect conditions and packed the way they ask to do it and they would not return me my money back saying it was broken when they received it.
Sorry to hear that!
Did you choose a different brand? Would be interesting to hear which one and what was the experience with it.
I was also burned by Xterra’s customer support team! If you need to hear horror stories, I would recommend checking out their page on the Better Business Bureau. Basically, if you have 0 issues with your purchase you’ll be alright. However, if you happen to have anything that requires involving their support team (e.g. sizing, package not delivered, product defects, etc…), you might as well give up and buy another wetsuit.
Thanks for sharing this information!
Did you have good experience with any brands? Could you share it?
I was also burned by Xterra and have since found an Instagram page dedicated to posting the reviews from other people who were burned (@xterra_wetsuits_xposed) . This company has some huge issues.
Unlike other comments- I have just bought two MORE Xterra suits. I lost 5 lbs and found my Wm medium large was actually too big for me and the neck rubbing was lacerating me! But the suit was fine over the last two years, so I went ahead and tried the wm medium. It seems to have solved my problem (I am short but wide in the chest) . No one is unhappy in my open-water swim pod, and they have bought many Xterra suits. The warmth and fabulous warehouse prices (once you figure out your size) make it a good choice.
Thanks for sharing and it’s good to read that you had a good experience!
Are you prepering for a competition or a longer swim?