A wetsuit for a triathlete like myself that competes in 4-6 races a year can seem to be an expensive peice of gear considering you may not get to train in it all that often. Spending thousands on a bike I use almost everyday is easy to explain to the wife...but hundreds up to a thousand for a wet suit that is mostly used only during races, hard to argue that point. I don't live anywhere near good open water that has access to the public for swimming, so in reality I may only get to use it 8-12 times per year.
I did a lot of research on my own as well as speaking with some of the experts here at Backcounty.com before making my decision to purchase this suit. My main focus was on cost, fit, and thickness in the chest/legs of the suit. I race olympic distances all the way up to full ironman so I needed a suit that would work for any distance race. After reading other reviews and talking with my gearhead at Backcounty, I decided on the blueseventy fusion suit...I made the right choice! First off, I ALWAYS go with Backcounty especially for things like this where I know if it doesn't fit I can just exchange it or even get a different product, hastle free!
I am 6 foot even and weigh 165 so I ordered the medium tall. Fit is perfect, quite tight but not restrictive. I've used it in several races now and am a huge fan! Favorite features: the strap attatched to the zipper does not get in your way during the swim but is easy to find on the way to transition; with the use of a little body glide on the neck there is no chafing whatsoever; and as I mentioned, with the right fit, there is almost no restriction in movement thanks to the perfect amount of material where you need it. I've used it all the way down to 56 degrees and up to 72, obviously a great price point as well, I can't see why I'd need anymore than this. I'd recommend this suit to anyone needing a wetsuit for triathlons of any distance and that doesn't have a budget for a $1,000+ wetsuit.....maybe someday, when I'm sponsored..HA! Oh, and get it from Backcountry.com!!