Modeled after the acclaimed Hydro-Tone Belt, the new AquaZulu Flotation Belt by Zulu Fitness Systems is a one-of-a-kind buoyancy device designed for aqua aerobics, aquatic therapy sessions, and swimming assistance.
A Force to Be Reckoned With
Popular among therapists, rehabilitating athletes, and water aerobics enthusiasts, the AquaZulu belt equips users for myriad uses. The waterproof, closed-cell foam makes for a particularly buoyant user experience. And, because of the belt's slim design (about 1.25" thick) and low-key coloring, the AquaZulu is one of the most inconspicuous water jog belts available.
Keep in mind that no floatation belt is meant to be a life-saving device and you should never rely on one as such. Floatation aides should always be used in the presence of an experienced adult swimmer or at your own risk.
Constructed from closed-cell foam, similar to EnsoliteÂ®, the AquaZulu belt will not water log and consistently provides above-average buoyancy. Formulated by NASA, this durable foam was designed to absorb pressure, similar to Memory Foam - making the AquaZulu Flotation Belt a unique and uncommonly comfortable option.
Not only that, the AquaZulu Belt is covered with super-soft vinyl. The vinyl coating means that your jog belt will last longer than standard foam belts and will resist chips and dents. If you do manage to tear the vinyl on your own accord, you can easily seal it up with black vinyl repair sealant available at any local hardware store.
All Measurements in Inches
|Belt Size||Length||Height at Center of Back||Height at Hip Cutout||Thickness||Fits Waist Sizes|
|Small-Medium||30 1/4||9||7 1/2||1 1/4||48 inches and Under|
|Large-Xlarge||35 3/4||8 3/4||7||1 1/4||60 inches and Under|
Not quite large enough? Try a pair of extension straps for an extra 12" of waist circumference.
Similar to the Hydro-Tone Belt
The lengthy cut of this belt means that you'll feel more secure because the belt wraps farther around the body than its peers. And, because the foam is evenly distributed on all sides, the AquaZulu Belt assists users in maintaining an easy upright position - perfect for water jogging and deep water workouts. Beyond that, the hip cut-outs make this water belt a more comfortable option as it won't apply pressure to the pelvic bones and hip joint.
Caring For Your AquaZulu Belt
To ensure the longest life for your belt, be sure to rinse it after every use to remove any chemical residues. Then, allow it to dry completely before storing flat in a location with no direct sunlight. You'll also want to be sure not to expose your Zulu Flotation Belt to temperatures below freezing or extreme heat (a hot car will wreak havoc on vinyl). If you'd like to clean your belt, you can do so using soap and water, or a mild chlorine solution.
The AquaGear Opinion
Testers in the AquaGear pool were enchanted by the latest offering from Zulu Fitness Systems. The remarkably soft vinyl coating is certainly comfortable, but also "grips" the skin for a stable, no-slip fit. Testers were equally as impressed with the AquaZulu belt's ultra-buoyant design which is popular with therapists and patients in rehab programs. In comparison to the Hydro-Tone Belt, the AquaZulu features a more flexible and malleable foam material, giving it an unmatched level of comfort. Moreover, users loved the slimmer foam design for uninhibited arm movement and a less cumbersome feel.
The Bottom Line
If you find yourself in need of a hardy flotation belt with excellent buoyancy, don't settle for a cheaply-made model. Strap on an AquaZulu Jog Belt and defy gravity. Get yours today!
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