On Test: Tri Suits

Posted: 27 November 2009
by Alison Hamlett and Steven Seaton

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Trigirl Victoria Tri Suit, £83

They say: Italian Sensitive fabric offers excellent quick-drying and anti-UV properties. The Trigirl Victoria is also highly breathable and draws moisture and sweat away from the body for quick evaporation. The integrated bra top features Coolmax mesh lining for excellent moisture management, while a large Coolmax mesh lining panel at the back increases ventilation. The backs of the legs feature stronger power fabric for increased durability. A front zip with protective placket and the soft microfibre silicon gripper elastic along the leg hem keep the suit secure. The 15cm leg length is 4cm shorter than Trigirl’s Helen tri suit, while the large chamois offers excellent comfort on
longer bike rides.

We say:
Despite making tri suits for women only, the mesh bra inner in this suit is the lowest-cut on test and offers little support. However, the rest of the suit is more impressive. A zipped back pocket and two smaller pockets on the bottom of the right leg prove useful on the bike, while the cut of the back and neck is comfortable, too. A large pad and effective leg grippers add comfort.

Contact www.trigirl.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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