Though FINA disqualified techsuits from swim competitions the technology is finding it's way into several aquatic sports at large. Slip Ins is a swimwear company that has taken the techsuit and adapted to to surfing, paddle boarding, pool swimming and yoga.
When I was racing in a TYR Tracer Light techsuit the material composition was 70/30 Nylon-Lycra, Slipins are 82/18 suggesting they may even be more hydrophobic and faster than the TYR Tracer Light was....
God, I miss that suit. It's a shame that FINA is not as evolved as the marketplace and refuses to acknowledge that techsuits provide protection, speed and comfort.
Slip Ins are amazingly affordable when you compare what we were paying for techsuits. I was spending between $250 and $500 each (I use to wear Blueseventy and TYR Tracers) but prices for Slip Ins sell for: $75 -$150.
I encourage masters swimmers with sensitive skin who swim outdoors at the beach or the pool to consider wearing Slip Ins. Same goes for winter evenings so as to stay warm.
From the Slip Ins press release:
"...Slip Ins were born in the heart of the surfing and exercise mecca of Southern California. and make you feel beautiful and fabulous when joining in life’s adventures.Wake-up FINA and embrace speed, comfort and cancer prevention.
Choose from many brightly colored, sensuously soft styles designed for active, fun lifestyles. Full- and short-size SurfSkins, DiveSkins and SurfSkin Minis are the best body-fitting suits for getting in and out of wetsuits easier whether surfing, paddle boarding or scuba diving. SlipIns can also be worn on their own.
Slip into the soft, silky SAND PANT for heading out into a warm, gentle summer night. The palazzo-style pants flow beautifully around the legs without wrinkling and are very comfortable for heading out sightseeing, relaxing poolside, dining and dancing the night away, or even falling sleep in them!
Slip Ins feel luxurious and come with lots of benefits [most notably] "...Protects against sun-baking with a 60+ SPF rating ..."