These funky looking Jammers from Arena are ideal for swim training and regular pool use. Made from Arena's new Max Life material, this revolutionary new material is designed to provide long lasting comfort and performance.
Max Life is made of 46% PBT and 54% PL which guarantees extraordinary resistance to chlorine and UV rays.
The material is one of the most elastic and durable, available to swimmers.
Inner Brief to increase comfort and fit.
Side Seam 45cm
Material: 57% Polyester 43% PBT
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Rated 4 out of 5 by Anteater Cheerful looking and good cost performance
Because it uses PBT fibers instead of polyurethane, the material is much more resistant to chlorine and sunlight than Lycra/Spandex/Elastane. The downside is that the feel is not as sleek and the fabric seems thicker. As workhorse jammers for pool swimming, this is not a problem. I would rather buy a pair of these every three or four years than a better-looking more expensive pair annually.
I got these as a spare pair to the similar Arena Band Jammer. Band has a smart stripe down either leg. These stripes are sewn in and the seams are not flush. They probably cause some resistance when moving the legs up and down. The decoration on these Fader Jammers is different. It is a rubbery kind of ink that is printed on. It adds a different kind of accent. I am not sure whether it smooths movement through water. The thing that concerns me more, however, is that the rubbery finish will deteriorate before the fabric and so start to look shoddy long before the garment is functionally useless.
Other than that these are excellent jammers. They have a non-rubbery drawcord that will not deteriorate and built-in pants that help to keep everything in place.
Sizing is accurate. To get the benefit of compression. Get exactly the size you need.
15 August 2014