Sailfish Trisuit Comp
Rear-zipped suit for sprint and Olympic distance triathlons
Lacks some breathability in the front
Not suitable for long distance
This suit blends innovative material and great workmanship, says Sailfish.
“Breathable spandex is the key to the cooling and supportive success of this outfit. The fabric features plenty of stretch. It sits close to the body without restricting movement,” the manufacturer says.
“This suit hugs the body well, giving support where it’s needed and plenty of flexibility,” a reviewer said.
“The suit feels fast and smooth in the water, as well as supportive around the core.
“The comfy, thick fleece insert is perforated and the whole suit quickly sheds water on the bike, where the long zip gave ample cooling. The legs fit well but the pockets on the outside of each thigh are too short for long gels.
“There is also a long, slender enveloped pocket at the base of the back, which was easy to get into and held longer bars and gels.
“The suit has sufficient stretch across the chest allowing fluid movement on the run,” another reviewer said.
“The zip guard covers the full length of the reverse zipper and also folds over at the top for greater comfort, a neat touch that prevented any irritation.
“On our swim test sessions, the hydrodynamic material felt fast through the water, and it also dried very quickly. The pad isn’t the most luxurious so we’d be hesitant to use it for anything longer than Olympic-distance tri.”
“The only drawback, as with all rear zipper suits, is that this outfit is not the most breathable at the front and there aren’t any added lighter mesh sections.”
Price: R2 300.
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