Our Try Before Your Buy wetsuits give you the opportunity to swim and run in your favourite local spot before committing to the purchase.
Duel is designed to balance the needs of a wetsuit used in and out of water. It will feel tight on the shore (especially before it gets wet), which is why the zip is at the front to allow you to open it up for comfort, but once in the water you will appreciate the fit needs to be snug for it to work, so you will only truly know how it feels when you swim and run in it.
How does it work?
We have a fleet of try before you buy wetsuits. We cannot guarantee you will recieve a brand new wetsuit but it will still be in great condition. We charge your credit card for the full amount. Once you have tried the wetsuit return it to us for a full refund, or if you decided it is the size for you we will send you your new, perfect fitting wetsuit straight out to you.
Wetsuits must be returned within 7 days, clean and dry.
Dirty returns: we charge £20 wash and restock fee.
Late returns: we charge £25 per week hire cost.
Damages: wetsuits will be assessed upon return. Damage to the wetsuit will incur a repair charge which will vary depending on the extent of the damage.
Try Before You Buy is also available from our stores.
SwimRun is a sport where you frequently transition between swimming and running (think Llanberis SwimRun, Cornwall’s Hokey Cokey, or the iconic ÖTILLÖ).
Many SwimRunners keep their wetsuit on for the entire route or event, so it needs to be comfortable and hardwearing for running in as well as high performing in the water. We’ve worked with industry guru – Dean Jackson – to make sure the Duel SwimRun wetsuit ticks all these boxes.
It’s a 2:3 wetsuit: 2 mm neoprene in the upper body for flexibility with 3 mm around your legs and bum to add buoyancy for an efficient swimming position. We’ve used nylon-faced neoprene on the arms, inner legs and glutes to reduce wear and tear when you’re sliding in and out of the water, with smooth Glideskin neoprene on the chest and back to reduce drag.
Whereas a regular swimming wetsuit would restrict your legs when you’re striding out on dry land, Duel has panels of thinner neoprene around the hips for freedom of movement when running. The long front zip lets you pull the upper body down for the on-land stretches for better ventilation and easier breathing too.
Safety is a key consideration when you’re out in wild places. Flashes of bright green on Duel will help you stay visible in the water and we’ve added a detachable emergency whistle to the zip to attract attention if necessary. The internal zipped pocket on the chest is ideal for valuables, whilst the external rear pocket is ace for stashing on-the-go nutrition or your GPS.
- Long front zip makes it easy to pull your wetsuit down when running for ventilation.
- 2 mm neoprene in the upper body for flexibility and freedom of movement.
- 3 mm neoprene around the legs and bum for a more efficient swimming position.
- Thinner neoprene panels around the hips so that you can really stride out when running.
- Durable nylon-faced neoprene at high-abrasion points.
- Glideskin neoprene panels for reduced surface drag.
- Generous external rear pocket for on-the-go nutrition or nav kit, internal check pocket for valuables.
- Bright design for visibility and detachable emergency whistle for safety.
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
|Neck||Nylon face||2 mm|
|Shoulder||Nylon face||2 mm|
|Underarm||Nylon face||2 mm|
|Side panels (legs)||Nylon face||2 mm|
|Front legs||Glideskin||3 mm|
|Crotch||Nylon face||3 mm|
|Seat||Nylon face||3 mm|
Product Care Information
When you are pulling on your suit take care not to use your finger nails. Check your suit for fit and range of motion. Your suit will feel different when wet. The neoprene collar and cuffs can be trimmed with scissors if they extend too far. Rinse your suit out with fresh water after each use. Hang the wetsuit inside out and allow to dry away from direct sunlight or heat source. Store your suit in a cool room on a wide plastic coat hanger. Roll your suit when transporting rather than fold. Don’t use petroleum products with your suit as this will damage the neoprene. Small tears can be repaired with neoprene cement/glue.
|Women's wetsuit sizing chart|
|X Small||4'11" to 5'3"||45 to 55 kg|
|Small||5'0" to 5'4"||50 to 60 kg|
|Short & Strong||5'2" to 5'6"||70 to 80 kg|
|Medium||5'4" to 5'9"||55 to 65 kg|
|Large||5'4" to 5'9"||65 to 75 kg|
|Tall & Strong||5'8" to 6'2"||65 to 75 kg|
|X Large||5'8" to 6'2"||70+ kg|
Note: if you have previously purchased one of our swimming suits you will want to know we have shifted our sizing so that what was our Medium is now our Small.
What hasn't changed are that these suits are sized for a performance fit, so if you are unused to wearing a swimming wetsuit you may still find it tight. If you prefer a comfort fit go up a size, but note it will be less thermally efficient.