On Test: Tri Suits

Posted: 27 November 2009
by Alison Hamlett and Steven Seaton

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Scott Plasma Fastsuit, £99.99

They say: The Plasma Fast Suit features Scott TRI Padding
– ultralight fabric that feels like a second skin
– and a Teflon layer to enhance performance. It has an anatomically shaped cut for a better fit, while laser-cut edges and flatlock seams at the arms and neck enhance comfort. The elastic grippers at the hem keep the shorts securely in place. The suit is available in sizes XS to XXL.

We say: This tri suit is made from a paper-light fabric that stretches and moves well once you’re in it, but is a struggle to put on because of the cut. The short rear zip also makes putting on the top a squeeze, because it starts halfway up the back. The leg length is one of the shortest on test, with the result that the legs ride up a little when you’re on the bike, even though the torso has a tendency to bunch up. The suit was one of the quickest on test to dry, and once dry it wicks sweat away from the skin to keep you cool and comfortable in race conditions. However, the suit doesn’t have any pockets, so it might be best suited to speedsters or shorter races.  

Contact www.scott-sports.com

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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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