On Test: Tri Suits

Posted: 27 November 2009
by Alison Hamlett and Steven Seaton

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Fusion Multisport Suit. £105

They say: The Fusion Multisport suit is designed with the long-distance triathlete in mind, but is versatile enough for all distances. The shorts and back of the suit are made from a compressive fabric to enhance performance by reducing muscle vibration. A more flexible and lighter Lycra is used on the front for breathability and comfort. Micro-fleece padding keeps the lower back warm and prevents injury on transition from a long bike to run. Flatlock stitching and exceptional moisture transfer enhance comfort. The back pocket carries up to nine gels, while the pad is made from a high-tech micro-fleece-lined fabric.

We say: This feels a little different from a more traditional Lycra suit, thanks to the longer legs and dipping arm holes. The various panels make for a secure fit across the torso and the seams that cross the inner thighs and hamstrings did seem to promote compression and reduce fatigue. The pad makes for a comfortable ride, but the fleece panel on the back baffled our tester – it made him sweat rather than produce any discernible performance benefit.

Contact www.fusionsportsuk.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

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


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


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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