On Test: Tri Suits

Posted: 27 November 2009
by Alison Hamlett and Steven Seaton

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Saucony Ignite Tri Suit, £70

They say: Saucony’s Tri-Lete fabric is a favourite of elite and age-groupers alike. This latest version adds more features to the established style. Tri-Lete is now high-compression for improved fit and improved muscle performance. The fabric is highly breathable and provides water-repellency to reduce weight. The seams are flatlocked to minimise irritation and drag. The zip has a lock-down pull and zipper garage for fit and comfort. The breathable, quick-drying chamois aids cycle comfort without adding bulk. A 20cm inseam short gives maximum coverage. Tri-Lete is now antibacterial and resistant to salt and chlorine. A women’s version is available.

We say:
Saucony’s latest tri suit looks and feels like a classic Lycra suit. The whole suit is made of the same stretchy fabric, with two generous rear pockets similar to those normally found on cycling jerseys, and long shorts that are the length of traditional cycling shorts. The cut is generous, although the side panel is fairly low-cut under the arms. The design also makes it look like shorts and a top rather than a one-piece.

Contact www.saucony.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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