TRAIN LIKE YOU RACE®,Our patent-pending SIM Elite training shorts were built from the ground up, adding in only what's needed to help you train smarter. All of our SIM products mimic the effect of our wetsuits by lifting you up in the water. While the SIM Pro mimics the Maverick Pro Fullsuit specifically, the SIM Elite is built to reproduce the effect of wetsuits more generally. The SIM Elite has the same quality construction (glue and blind stitch) as our SIM Pro but has a slightly different material selection and panel layout, which allows us to deliver the SIM concept at a more affordable price point. The SIM Elite has a uniform thickness throughout (5mm). We expect these to have excellent durability over time if you rinse them with fresh water after use and hang dry them thoroughly (don't use a dryer).