On Test: Tri Suits

Posted: 27 November 2009
by Alison Hamlett and Steven Seaton

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Sugoi Velocity Tri Suit, £138

They say: The High-output fabrics Hydro-Shifter and Power Mesh are combined in anatomically optimised 3D-Designs. The fabric Hydro-Shifter – exclusive to SUGOI and using the same formula as the Speedo Fastskin LZR Racer – is a technical revolution for multisport performance, with a tightly woven construction that cuts sleekly through the water and air. Ultra-fine- denier nylon yarns, combined with high Lycra content, deliver an unmatched combination of light weight, next-to-skin technical performance and muscle-stabilising compression. Power Mesh takes stretch mesh performance to a new level of support and compression.

We say:
Featuring the strangest material on test, the Sugoi Velocity suit feels like it’s made of paper, but once it stretches it’s more like paper-thin Lycra that moves and moulds with your every movement. With such fine fabric, it’s no surprise that this was the quickest-drying suit on test. It offers good just-above-the-knee leg length and is nicely elasticated around the shoulder cuff for a comfortable fit. Two small stretchy rear pockets are big enough to fit a gel or a bar.

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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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