My first one was 5 years old and I found it on Craigslist. It worked wonderfully and had I not lost weight, I’d likely still be using it.
I then had a Quintana Roo brand that I bought as a used rental from The Runners Forum for $100. You really don’t have to spend a fortune on one.
My current suit is an Xterra Vortex.
When I find the perfect pair, I’ll let you know. I’m currently using the Roka R1 and it’s probably the best I have tried, but I still have yet to find the PERFECT pair for my face.
What I’ve tried:
TYR Special Ops, TYR Special Ops 2.0, AquaSphere Kayenne, Roka
TYR competition bikini
Speedo whatever suit was on clearance at Dick’s
Nike something that a friend gave me
Haven’t found one that lasts too long.
Whichever one I remember to bring. Usually a standard latex one from an event.