On Test: Tri Suits

Posted: 27 November 2009
by Alison Hamlett and Steven Seaton

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Spuik Second Skin Unisex Tri Suit, £78

They say: The Second Skin fabric provides the right pressure and support for muscles, heightening the precision and accuracy of movements. Since it avoids unnecessary vibrations, it reduces energy loss in such a way that it inhibits the production of lactic acid, delaying the onset of fatigue. The fabric is chlorine-resistant and hard-wearing and optimises sweat evaporation. The suit has a 3mm-thick tri pad and its bi-elastic properties reduce chafing and friction because it moves when you do. The hems feature low-density silicone grippers.

We say: Wear this suit and you won’t tire as quickly – that’s the message from Spiuk. The multi-panelled Lycra suit stretches and moves with you. The cut is long in the leg, with plenty of padding under the seat. The zip, which comes down to just above your belly button makes it hard to put on, a difficulty made worse by the cut around the shoulders, which pulls in towards the neck rather than sitting around the shoulders. There are no pockets. All in all, though, this is a suit that looks and feels far more expensive than its price tag would suggest. 

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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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