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Zone3 Buoyancy Shorts The Next Step 3/2mm - black/green

Zone3 Buoyancy Shorts The Next Step 3/2mm - black/green

What makes this product different:

  • Lower level of buoyancy compared to the Original buoyancy shorts.
  • Concept has helped 1000's of swimmers improve their swim technique and speed
  • New design and comfort focused waistband

The Buoyancy Shorts were first developed by Zone3 back in 2007. The original invention of this product was made using a 5:3mm thickness combination of smoothskin material but due to overwhelming demand, Zone3 have now released a less buoyant design called 'The Next Step'. This option is made from the same smoothskin material as the originals but with a 3:2mm thickness as opposed to the more buoyant 5:3mm. These shorts are aimed at those athletes looking to progress their swimming to the next level who are looking to further develop their technique and efficiency but don't need as much core support.

The original buoyancy shorts were designed to allow swimmers to see the improvement in their body position and technique after training with the 5:3mm support. However, some swimmers find the difference between 5:3mm buoyancy and zero buoyancy too much so the 3:2mm option is the perfect stepping stone.

The product concept has eight years of fantastic customer reviews behind it. The buoyancy shorts have helped thousands of swimmers to improve their body position in the water, together with their swim technique. They are designed to give an alternative to a pull buoy; giving the athlete extra core support but with a more natural feeling of buoyancy. The latest version of these shorts now includes a more comfort focused waistband and updated graphics. The thinner materials used in the 3:2mm design means they are more subtle to wear on poolside.

The shorts are made from top quality smoothskin neoprene and are stitched and bonded just the same as a triathlon wetsuit. They are designed using 2mm neoprene down the centre and 3mm neoprene down the sides. The 2mm provides the additional buoyancy whilst the 3mm side panels complement this by promoting hip rotation through each stroke.

The Zone3 Buoyancy Shorts The Next Step 3/2mm serve three main purposes:

1. For novice or intermediate level swimmers the major factor which prevents them from swimming faster is the lack of core stability and leg kick. Their arm strength and technique are good but because they are not horizontal on the top of the water they create a lot of drag and 'dead weight' which makes it much harder to swim efficiently.

With the buoyancy shorts the swimmer can get more used to swimming in the correct horizontal and streamlined position, so they start to build a 'neural pattern' of how they should feel in the water. This also allows the swimmer to concentrate on making a more effective leg kick and better forward glide with each stroke, without that 'sinking leg' feeling.

With the extra buoyancy support, the swimmer can also focus more on the technique of their arm stroke, without the constant battle to keep the hips and legs in a high position in the water.

Results have shown that over time a swimmer's body position, speed and endurance can be significantly increased by training with buoyancy shorts.

2. Suitable for any level of triathlete who wants to refine their open water swimming technique whilst in a pool. Swimming in a wetsuit during a triathlon is very different to swimming without a wetsuit during a swimming race. The majority of your power needs to derive from your upper body whereas your legs and core provide the essential control. These shorts help develop your open water swimming technique whilst in the pool, where wearing a full wetsuit would either be too hot or banned by the life-guards.

3. For use in open-water training or races as an alternative to swimming in a full wetsuit (when the weather is warm enough!).

This product has received hundreds of positive reviews from swimmers who have seen significant improvements in body position, speed and endurance by training with buoyancy shorts. Despite the great feeling they give a swimmer in the water it's best to only use these shorts during certain swim sets rather than the full session.

Each set of shorts has a drawstring so they can be tightened to any waist size.



Note:
It is imperative you are fitted with the correct size. For information on how to select the correct size for you take a look at the sizechart in pictures.


Material name by manufacturer: Smoothskin
Purpose: training

Material 100% polyamide

Fact Sheet of Zone3 Buoyancy Shorts The Next Step 3/2mm - black/green

Product Name: Zone3 Buoyancy Shorts The Next Step 3/2mm - black/green
Manufacturer: Zone3
Item Code: ZON263502
Material: 100% polyamide
activity: Swim, Triathlon
gender: men
swimming pants / bikini / suit version: Jammer
Model year: 2021
Season: Full year
Color: Black
weight: 328g
Manufacturer page: https://zone3.com

Manufacturer:

In the following tables you will find information on the dress sizes of the manufacturer .

Category: Outerwear / Pants

Men

Men

International XS S M L XL XXL 3XL 4XL
Germany 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
C. waist (cm) 76 80 84 88 92 96 100 106
D. hips (cm) 92 96 100 104 108 112 116 122
E. inseam (cm) 79.5 80 80.5 81 81.5 82 82.5 83

International XS Germany 44

C. waist (cm) 76
D. hips (cm) 92
E. inseam (cm) 79.5

International S Germany 46

C. waist (cm) 80
D. hips (cm) 96
E. inseam (cm) 80

International M Germany 48

C. waist (cm) 84
D. hips (cm) 100
E. inseam (cm) 80.5

International L Germany 50

C. waist (cm) 88
D. hips (cm) 104
E. inseam (cm) 81

International XL Germany 52

C. waist (cm) 92
D. hips (cm) 108
E. inseam (cm) 81.5

International XXL Germany 54

C. waist (cm) 96
D. hips (cm) 112
E. inseam (cm) 82

International 3XL Germany 56

C. waist (cm) 100
D. hips (cm) 116
E. inseam (cm) 82.5

International 4XL Germany 58

C. waist (cm) 106
D. hips (cm) 122
E. inseam (cm) 83
Youth

Youth

International S SM M ML L LXL XL 1.5XL 2XL
Germany 128 134 140 146 152 158 164 170 176
US 8 9 10 11 12 14 16 n. a. n. a.
A. body height (cm) 123 - 128 129 - 134 135 - 140 141 - 146 147 - 152 153 - 158 159 - 164 165 - 170 171 - 176
B. chest (cm) 60 - 66 n. a. 67 - 72.5 n. a. 73.5 - 78.5 n. a. 79 - 84 n. a. n. a.
C. waist (cm) 53.5 - 58.5 n. a. 58.5 - 63.5 n. a. 63.5 - 68.5 n. a. 68.5 - 73.5 n. a. n. a.
D. hips (cm) 66 - 71 n. a. 72 - 78 n. a. 79 - 84 n. a. 85 - 90 n. a. n. a.
E. inseam (cm) 56 - 61 n. a. 62 - 67 n. a. 68 - 73 n. a. 81 - 84 n. a. n. a.

International S Germany 128 US 8

A. body height (cm) 123 - 128
B. chest (cm) 60 - 66
C. waist (cm) 53.5 - 58.5
D. hips (cm) 66 - 71
E. inseam (cm) 56 - 61

International SM Germany 134 US 9

A. body height (cm) 129 - 134
B. chest (cm) n. a.
C. waist (cm) n. a.
D. hips (cm) n. a.
E. inseam (cm) n. a.

International M Germany 140 US 10

A. body height (cm) 135 - 140
B. chest (cm) 67 - 72.5
C. waist (cm) 58.5 - 63.5
D. hips (cm) 72 - 78
E. inseam (cm) 62 - 67

International ML Germany 146 US 11

A. body height (cm) 141 - 146
B. chest (cm) n. a.
C. waist (cm) n. a.
D. hips (cm) n. a.
E. inseam (cm) n. a.

International L Germany 152 US 12

A. body height (cm) 147 - 152
B. chest (cm) 73.5 - 78.5
C. waist (cm) 63.5 - 68.5
D. hips (cm) 79 - 84
E. inseam (cm) 68 - 73

International LXL Germany 158 US 14

A. body height (cm) 153 - 158
B. chest (cm) n. a.
C. waist (cm) n. a.
D. hips (cm) n. a.
E. inseam (cm) n. a.

International XL Germany 164 US 16

A. body height (cm) 159 - 164
B. chest (cm) 79 - 84
C. waist (cm) 68.5 - 73.5
D. hips (cm) 85 - 90
E. inseam (cm) 81 - 84

International 1.5XL Germany 170 US n. a.

A. body height (cm) 165 - 170
B. chest (cm) n. a.
C. waist (cm) n. a.
D. hips (cm) n. a.
E. inseam (cm) n. a.

International 2XL Germany 176 US n. a.

A. body height (cm) 171 - 176
B. chest (cm) n. a.
C. waist (cm) n. a.
D. hips (cm) n. a.
E. inseam (cm) n. a.
Women

Women

International XS S M L XL 2XL
Germany 34 36 38 40 42 44
A. body height (cm) n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a.
B. chest (cm) 76 - 80 81 - 84 85 - 88 89 - 92 93 - 96 97 - 100
C. waist (cm) 60 - 64 65 - 68 69 - 72 73 - 76 77 - 81 82 - 85
D. hips (cm) 85 - 90 91 - 94 95 - 98 98 - 101 102 - 105 106 - 108
E. inseam (cm) n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a. n. a.

International XS Germany 34

A. body height (cm) n. a.
B. chest (cm) 76 - 80
C. waist (cm) 60 - 64
D. hips (cm) 85 - 90
E. inseam (cm) n. a.

International S Germany 36

A. body height (cm) n. a.
B. chest (cm) 81 - 84
C. waist (cm) 65 - 68
D. hips (cm) 91 - 94
E. inseam (cm) n. a.

International M Germany 38

A. body height (cm) n. a.
B. chest (cm) 85 - 88
C. waist (cm) 69 - 72
D. hips (cm) 95 - 98
E. inseam (cm) n. a.

International L Germany 40

A. body height (cm) n. a.
B. chest (cm) 89 - 92
C. waist (cm) 73 - 76
D. hips (cm) 98 - 101
E. inseam (cm) n. a.

International XL Germany 42

A. body height (cm) n. a.
B. chest (cm) 93 - 96
C. waist (cm) 77 - 81
D. hips (cm) 102 - 105
E. inseam (cm) n. a.

International 2XL Germany 44

A. body height (cm) n. a.
B. chest (cm) 97 - 100
C. waist (cm) 82 - 85
D. hips (cm) 106 - 108
E. inseam (cm) n. a.
Kids

Kids

International 3.5XS 3XS 2.5XS 2XS 1.5XS XS S SM
Germany 86 92 98 104 110 116 122 128
US 2T 2T / 3T 3T 4T 4 4 / 5 5 6 / X
A. body height (cm) 86 87 - 92 93 - 98 99 - 104 105 - 110 111 - 116 117 - 122 123 - 128

International 3.5XS Germany 86 US 2T

A. body height (cm) 86

International 3XS Germany 92 US 2T / 3T

A. body height (cm) 87 - 92

International 2.5XS Germany 98 US 3T

A. body height (cm) 93 - 98

International 2XS Germany 104 US 4T

A. body height (cm) 99 - 104

International 1.5XS Germany 110 US 4

A. body height (cm) 105 - 110

International XS Germany 116 US 4 / 5

A. body height (cm) 111 - 116

International S Germany 122 US 5

A. body height (cm) 117 - 122

International SM Germany 128 US 6 / X

A. body height (cm) 123 - 128