The TYR Venzo is a very high-end race suit packed with all the bells and whistles you would expect from tech suits in this price range. It was first launched in 2018 and it is the successor to the TYR Avictor. TYR analyzed drag from a microscopic level to find the smoothest fiber for a frictionless and durable fabric. The surface life technology prevents water from permeating the fabric, resulting in a higher body position in the water while reducing drag. Taping and inner fabric form a compressive and flexible cage of support for the abdomen, obliques and quadriceps that creates a snapback effect and increases distance per stroke. It was developed in close associating with some top international swimmers including Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Ryan Lochte, and Matt Grevers.
First impressions will be that the TYR Venzo is quite thick and does not stretch, especially on the hips. The race suit may prove more difficult to put on than others. However, the hamstrings only have a single layer of fabric to allow for more flexibility and range of motion. This makes the TYR Venzo quite durable. The composition is 70% Nylon and 30% Nylon, which may surprise a few people with the higher Nylon composition. However, the Nylon is what helps the suit still feel comfortable with all its compression points. In the water, you may immediately notice is the surface lift technology. Your hips will be sitting higher in the water without having to put effort. A higher hip position is key to maintaining a good position and reducing drag. This is especially helpful when one becomes tired and the body position begins to lower. This technology will keep you in a good position for much longer. Lastly, the race suit has a seamless exoskeleton shell with no taping or seams on the outside, creating a really hydrodynamic design.
Swimmers that can consider this race suit are sprinters in the 50s and 100s events who require a lot of power and snapback. The TYR Venzo is ideal for all the swimming strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. The suit offers sufficient range of motion and does not feel restricting in any particular stroke. This suit is also suitable for 200 IM, while 400 IM may initially find the suit slightly too tight. However, after a few uses, the suit will feel more comfortable. Mid-distance swimmers who compete in the 200-400 may face a similar situation where the suit will feel better after a few wears. The hip-lifting effect will come in handy for these longer events. TAS do not recommend this race suit for long distance swimmers. We recommend the Speedo LZR Pure Valor, instead.