Cheap sauna suits don’t always have to be low-quality and the 2Fit Heavy Duty sweat suit is a proof for that. Granted, it isn’t the most durable model out there and will be quite noisy when you’re exercising but apart from that it really has almost no downsides. In this review, I will walk you through some of its most important features, discuss the materials used in it, and most importantly – see whether or not it is on par with the rest of its competitors.
Our verdict: Cheap, versatile, and easy to maintain, the 2Fit suit is one of the users’ favorites currently. It accumulates little to no bad smells over time and is really easy to wash and dry, although it has to be done by hand. Apart from its noisy nature, it is rather easy to put on and the cuffed sleeves provide a good air seal which will keep your body hot even on a windy day. For its price, there is little competition out there.
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Overview & Features
This sauna suit is made primarily out of nylon and PVC-coated fabrics which does a perfect job at keeping the warmth and moisture around your body. However, these types of materials, especially here to not do much for durability and are prone to tearing if you aren’t careful enough.
The inner side of the suit is rubber-coated which increases its insulation properties. Rubber is used more and more for the inside of sweatsuits since it basically creates an impenetrable barrier not only for water but for air as well, reducing aeration around your body, ultimately increasing skin temperatures even further. Rubber is also slippery enough so it can easily fit on top of your usual training outfit. When it gets wet, the water runs down in channels, so whatever you are wearing beneath this suit will be drenched if you are wearing it for the full duration of your workout.
Again, what I am not a fan of is the heavy-duty claim here which doesn’t really live up to its name since nylon suits are generally more fragile than neoprene or composite ones. This one, in particular, has a fairly decent durability rating but you have to keep in mind that anything hard or sharp might tear it apart, so if you are running outside, try to find a place to warm-up that doesn’t have any sand or rocks on the ground.
Lastly, due to the nature of the materials themselves, this suit has to be hand-washed and hand-dried only. Luckily, it doesn’t build up bad odors like some other models do.
In terms of sizes, this is one of the most wide-optioned sauna suit models out there. It basically covers every size going from XS to 4XL. The sizes are also true to their fit, which is often a hit or a miss with similar suits. If you plan on using a lot of clothes beneath it, though, I still suggest getting one size above. If you are going to lose a lot of extra weight, then pick your current size or one below, as the looser the suit becomes, the harder it will be to move in it and avoid tearing it up somewhere.
The suit isn’t well-ventilated which isn’t ideal for people that are looking for a more balanced heating result but at the same time is excellent for people looking for a quick warm-up session that will make them break a sweat easily. There are no ventilation ports in the armpits of between your thighs so do expect things to get heated up, literally, if you are also well-dressed beneath the suit. If that is your goal, make sure you stay properly hydrated throughout your workout and don’t exceed 30-40 minutes of wearing it.
Cuffs and fit
The suit has all of its open parts covered by elastic cuffs, except the hoodie which has a lace of its own instead of cuffing. The arm and leg cuffs create a good air-tight feeling which will keep you warm even if the weather outside isn’t ideal. Some people don’t like cuffs on the legs (me included) but these here aren’t very tight and are slightly wider which adds to their comfort.
Washing and anti-odor properties
Washing here is fairly easy, especially since you shouldn’t machine wash it. Just remember to use lukewarm water when handwashing it and avoid drying it out under direct sunlight as that might damage the rubber coating. Occasionally, if you are really busy and want it clean, you can put it into the washing machine with other clothes but avoid using hot-water programs. Still, there are little to no odor buildups with this particular suit, so it won’t have to be washed on a weekly basis, even if you train regularly.
If you want to check out another model which is primarily geared towards running and exercising, check out my RDX Sauna Suit review.
Advantages & Disadvantages
- Really good price to value ratio
- Fairly resistant
- Excellent insulation properties
- Good fit
- Elastic cuffs at every opening
- Laced hoodie
- Suit isn’t as rip-resistant as the company claims it to be
- It has to be hand-washed
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Conclusion & Rating
As a whole, I really cannot fault this suit too much as the only issues it has are generally shared by other similarly built suits and they all stem from the materials used, so it is a common theme. If you want to avoid all this (but also spend a little extra), you might want to go for a neoprene sweating suit, which doesn’t have the downside of being fragile but has peculiarities of its own. Still, the 2Fit Heavy duty sweat suit does what it is intended for and does it well, which is what ultimately matters in the weight-loss game. I rated it with four and a half out of five stars.