On Test: Tri Suits

Posted: 27 November 2009
by Alison Hamlett and Steven Seaton

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2XU Endurance Tri Suit, £89

They say: The Endurance Tri Suit provides the essentials for triathlon competition, over both short and longer courses. Quick-drying SBR SKIN fabric compresses the muscles for reduced fatigue, yet remains breathable over a long, hot day. POWER MESH racer ventilation panels provide advanced airflow technology where it’s most needed. The Italian-made triathlon chamois gives support for the bike, while remaining discreet for the run. Other features include flatlock stitching, silicone leg grippers and contoured panelling for unrivalled comfort and performance. A rear pocket holds all your race essentials. The women’s version is £86.

We say: This multi-panelled Lycra suit has a generous fit in the legs and body that feels flexible as well as comfortable. The fabric feels a little heavy but this adds to the sense of support, and the neck and arm openings are well-cut and snug-fitting. Once on the bike after a swim, the fabric dries rapidly and the structured side panels offer great aerodynamics. One large pocket on the back will hold enough supplies to get you through a run or bike leg.

Contact: www.2xushop.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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