Wetsuits are faster than skin. Free speed is the most important performance advantage of a wetsuit. The additional buoyancy helps to keep you streamline and improves your body position, reducing surface drag and making you faster. Warmth is also a benefit if swimming in colder water temps. We do not have a specific water temperature that our Maverick Wetsuits are rated for as water temperature comfort levels are purely subjective. But our suits have been used in conditions from 55-84 degrees F. However if you are swimming in the 50-60 degree range we encourage you to try out some neoprene booties, hoods or gloves to ensure you keep your body temp up.
Keep in mind that water temperature is a safety issue and will vary from person to person, so it is the responsibility of every athlete to determine what temperature range they feel comfortable in when wearing our suit