about zone3

about zone3

We create world-class products that embody our dedication to the sports we love. Products that will inspire and enable you to achieve your best and maximise your performance.

ZONE3 exists to inspire athletes to achieve their goals. From first-timers to elite-level, from pool swimmers to open water adventurers and from sprint triathlon beginners to seasoned long course professionals.

About zone3

We create world-class products that embody our dedication to the sports we love. Products that will inspire and enable you to achieve your best and maximise your performance. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just dipping your toe in, we are committed to supporting you on your journey.

We work tirelessly to create market leading kit which allows our customers to achieve their goals and break new barriers.

This is our motivation.

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Our belief

We know the sacrifices you make for your sport—to find the time and energy to train, compete, and get away from everyday life. We believe you should be able to commit to the sport you love—knowing your equipment will never hold you back.

Whether you are putting in the hours in the pool, open water, on the trails, or on the road—we promise our products will support your commitment. Our product-first philosophy drives us to commit thousands of hours to ensuring every detail, stitch, and fabric choice leads to best-in-class performance and functionality.

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environment pledge

The environment matters so we consciously use more eco-friendly neoprene. Recycled tyres are used to make Carbon Black and Limestone is used to replace petrochemicals. Water-based glue is used instead of harmful solvent-based glue to bond seams and our linings are made from recycled polyester. In fact, 45 plastic bottles are recycled for every wetsuits lining.

That's a lot of waste put to good use!

Our history

Our belief of placing you at the center of all product creation and testing began with our founder James Lock in 2006. As an elite triathlete, he was always looking for ways to gain an advantage over the competition. This inspired him to research, refine and innovate new sports
technologies that could give triathletes a competitive edge.

It is our reputation as a pioneer within the sports technology field and our constant innovation in product development that led USA Triathlon and US Masters Swimming to partner with us from 2020.

We are excited to become deeply involved with all levels of teams, clubs, athletes, events, and coaches in the USA. We aim not only to support them on an individual level but to also facilitate the growth of the sport we love by developing the grassroots level too.

We are currently an official technical apparel partner of USA Triathlon and exclusive partner for Open Water Accessories, Swim Buoys, Swim & Racing Goggles (excluding smart goggle), Transition Packs & Bags, Swimwear and Swim Accessories.

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Our Founder

James Lock, former elite triathlete, founded Zone3 in 2004 aged 19, when he designed, produced and sold swim accessories.

Lock’s aim was simple, to improve his race speed and earn enough to cover his training and racing costs. Now 14 years later, Zone3 retails in over 35 countries, sells 260 products and has won numerous awards for their wetsuits from 220 Triathlon, including an award stating the Vanquish wetsuit is ‘as close to perfection as you can get with a wetsuit’.

you are our inspiration

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