On Test: Tri Suits


Posted: 27 November 2009
by Alison Hamlett and Steven Seaton

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Ironman Tatoo Multi Sports Suit, £114.99

They say: Erox is a Swiss-based company that specialises in triathlon products. The key features of this suit are the half-length concealed rear zip, wafer-thin protective pad and double-print silicone gripper on the leg seal that stretches to 800 per cent to ensure the shorts are not too tight but stay in place. Erox knows that a seam or zip can cause pain and inflammation and hence flat seams and concealed zips are a must.

We say: The extremely lightweight fabric and simple styling combine to make this an excellent option if you’re a speed demon. The suit fastens with a zip at the back that is easy to do up and can be opened on the run if you’re overheating in the sun, although the material wicks so well that it’ll be unlikely. There are no pockets for gels or bars, which is strange and will probably mean you’ll use it mostly for shorter distances or perhaps the assumption is that you’ll be moving too fast to refuel. The cut around the shoulder is on the tighter side and while it’s less noticeable when you’re running it is initially irritating. Overall, a good starting point for your first tri suit.

Contact www.eroxuk.co.uk


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"We say" taken from previous Santini section and Ironman totally incorrect
Posted: 09/01/2010 at 11:36

"I listen" removed from the older Lemond department and Outlas almost positive
Posted: 09/01/2010 at 11:48


JD.
eh?
Posted: 09/01/2010 at 13:08

Thats what I thought JD, but then I thought, hang on, maybe its a kind or jibbish game and fancied my chances

Doesnt kind of make any sense?
Posted: 09/01/2010 at 16:05

yep

we say 10 is 9


Posted: 09/01/2010 at 16:16

and 12 is rubish
Posted: 09/01/2010 at 16:17

some of the "we say" reviews have been repeated, I think the OP is pointing that out.
Posted: 09/01/2010 at 16:21

Sorry, I thought this was a serious forum for triathletes, clearly I was wrong.
Posted: 31/07/2010 at 21:57

So Meldy, what do you recommend....

Not particularly qualified as I am a chap but I would suggest the bust support would be more in the sports bra than in the tri-suit....after that I'm not sure there is much difference whther you are a beginner or a more expereinced athlete....

Others may know better......

...and Claire....chill....he was being (apparently) funny......


Posted: 01/08/2010 at 11:00


D74

Claire, Mrs74 liked the Craft tri stuff, although at RRP then you'll not get one for £35.  However, it should be coming up for sales season over there now, and so you may get lucky.  I beleive she used her normal triumph something or other (white with red bits) running bra under her tri suit as it's designed for sporty stuff so is quick drying. 


Posted: 01/08/2010 at 11:09

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