On Test: Tri Suits

Posted: 27 November 2009
by Alison Hamlett and Steven Seaton

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Santini Skin Suit, £99.99

They say: The front invisible full zip and anatomical cut combine with mesh inserts to improve breathability. GTR pad is a new revolutionary triathlon pad that features Santini’s silicon twist gel, which helps avoid overheating, correctly distributes body weight and reduces road vibration. The difference in comfort is noticeable. The GTR weighs only 42 grams and does and not increase in weight or size when immersed in water.

We say: The latest tri suit from Italian cycle-wear company Santini should
make it easy for your supporters to spot you, thanks to the extrovert styling. The suit is composed of the same fabric as Santini’s other gear, except for mesh panels that stretch from under the arms to the waist, which allow excellent movement and breathability on the bike and run. Although it’s a single garment, the suit is constructed as a pair of shorts stitched to a vest and that’s how it feels, although the tightness of the top half doesn’t seem to affect the comfort of the lower half. Two rear side pockets are small but practical and are easily accessible when you’re on the move.

Contact www.fisheroutdoor.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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