On Test: Tri Suits

Posted: 27 November 2009
by Alison Hamlett and Steven Seaton

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Orca Core Race Suit, £69

They say: The suit features a front control zip in the centre and pockets strategically positioned at the lower back for minimal drag in the water. AquaGlide fabric repels water for swim performance, while panels of Vapour fabric provide breathable comfort for the bike and the run. Twin-needle finished hems with elastic provide maximum comfort and grip, while safety reflective elements ensure added visibility and security in low light. Flatlock armhole and neck-hole openings offer comfort, as does the Tri-style quick-dry chamois. A men’s version is available.

We say: This tri suit features a supportive inner bra and racer back for great flexibility and ease of movement in all three disciplines. A panel of mesh fabric on the back means that the suit dries quickly to ensure comfort, while the subtle but effective leg grippers keep the shorts securely in place. The pad is thin but offers comfort on the bike and is discreet on the run. The two small back pockets are big enough to accommodate several gels or bars. A great race suit, but the colour might not be to everyone’s taste. 

Contact www.orca.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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