On Test: Tri Suits

Posted: 27 November 2009
by Alison Hamlett and Steven Seaton

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Skinfit Tri Suit, £88

They say: Built with comfort in mind, this Tri Suit is perfect for longer distance triathlons. Unisex fit and sizing mean it doesn’t come with any bra support, so ladies are advised to wear a sports bra underneath. There’s a pocket at the rear and a thin antibacterial pad that offers comfort without compromising on bulk. The moisture-wicking fabric will keep you comfortable, whatever the race distance. Available in sizes XS to XL.

We say:
Skinfit tri suits have a great reputation among speedy triathletes and can often be seen on elite racers at top races, but their entry-level version deserves a committed following, too. As well as offering good value for money, it looks good and is a great option if you don’t want to expose more flesh than is entirely necessary, thanks to its vest-and-top-like design. The cut of the neck and arms provide a comfortable fit, so the suit does live up to the promise that it’s a good option for longer distance triathlons. A single
good-sized pocket on the back is big enough for several gels and bars.

Contact www.skinfit.uk.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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