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98 of 101 people found the following review helpful.
Solid Training Suit for Pregnancy
By A. Karlsson
I bought this to train in during my pregnancy (I swam competitively in college at a Division 1 school). I went with Speedo over Nike polyester because Speedo is a more conservative cut. Pre-pregnancy, I would always go with "Nike Swim Polyester Cut-Out Tank" because I like the cut so so much better and the Nike is unlined (or atleast used to be, I've read reviews that they may have changed this). I was feeling a bit more modest as my body changed though.
If you are not used to Nike's skimpy butt coverage, this Speedo is probably a better option for you. I ordered up a few sizes larger than my normal size as a result to allow for tummy expansion. I am normally a size 30, but went with a 34 and it fits me well at 27 weeks. As I use it, it will naturally give, but not sure if this will last until 40 weeks (or if I will actually be working out at 40 weeks). If I were to order a suit for pregnancy again, I'd probably steer away from a polyester suit because they have less give and go for something with lycra. I really tried to find an actual maternity suit to train in, but nothing exists that doesn't have tons of extra fabric(and I don't need any more drag than I already have, thank you very much). The maternity suits all look like they are made for women 60+. I am actually really disappointed that Nike or Speedo haven't attempted to make something to fill this void, since every doctor I speak to says swimming is such a great form of exercise during pregnancy!
For non-pregnancy users, this is a good conservative cut (not too small on the butt) and durable suit. It does have a lining (many polyester suits do not). It is durable and should last a good deal longer than a lycra suit and will not fade nearly as fast.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review, and I hope you found it helpful in making a purchase decision.
56 of 61 people found the following review helpful.
It's a recent purchase only worn about 6 hours so far to swim laps in both saline and chlorine pools, so I can't comment on its long-term chlorine resistance, but I am very happy with the fit, style, and look/feel of the fabric. Most reviews on the Endurance+ line, and fact that it's polyester/PBT, indicate it should hold up against chlorine much better than nylon/lycra. It's sleek/non-bulky, and dries fast (good for travel/ease of packing). I ordered both 32 and 34; the 34 fit perfectly. Though per Speedo's chart I measure closest to a 32, the 32 was too tight and too short. For reference, I wear 2/XS, am 5'4" 110 lb. It has no bra support, but it fits snug enough that my bust stays in place. It stretches enough to go on/off almost as easily as my nylon/lycra suits, and so far it's retained it's shape and fit in and out of the water. I love the off-shoulder straps, as regular shoulder straps often slip off while swimming.
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Fantastically durable and stylish!
By Andrea Butler
I am not sure if the reviewers who have this a low rating have ever worn a polyester suit before, but this is my fourth Speedo poly suit and it is exactly as the measurements describe. For those who usually wear nylon or another stretchy fabric--there is very little stretch in these suits. This is as intended. I think they're the best quality suits you can get for the money, and I have had previous versions of the suit for years each and the size will remain the same. When you try it on--make sure you are comfortable with the fit. It will NOT stretch out like nylon does. I absolutely love the durability and will continue to be a loyal customer of this brand and item.