Zoot Performance Tri Racesuit
Zoot Sports is a Hawaiian-founded endurance sportswear company born in 1983. There’s a good reason for its birthplace, too. The Ironman World Championships take place in Kona, Hawaii, land of sun, beaches, pineapples, and perfect weather. The company’s mission has been to create triathlon-oriented apparel designed to make racing easier. Zoot designs functional pieces like race suits intended to work for the swim, bike, and run legs of triathlons. Versatile items, like the Performance Tri Racesuit, are simple and don’t require transition station changes. Triathlons already require you to think about so much gear. Goggles for the swim, a helmet and bike for cycling, and running shoes for the last leg of the race. Why not simplify things with a single garment you can wear for each activity?
The Zoot Performance Tri Racesuit is a piece of gear designed for a triathlon. It’s available for men and women and offers racers a blend of comfort and performance. Race to the finish in this body-hugging suit. Be ready for your swim, bike, and run, and race your way to a PR looking like a million bucks. The sleek race suit doesn’t have any sleeves, so it’s designed for warmer weather.
- Easy to remove
- Offers sun protection
- Very breathable
- Sleek fit
- Does not offer compression
- Built-in bra (women's version) lacks support
Pick up this race suit in time for your next triathlon race. It features a form-fitting design that’s aerodynamic and reflective. The suit also offers sun protection in the form of a UPF 50+ coating. Perfect for sunny day racing.
The suit has hip pockets that can be used to store fuel. The snug design of the pockets keeps your gels from falling out and prevents items from creating too much drag.
The suit is offered in a men and women’s version and features a built-in sports bra. Quite a few reviewers noted that the bra doesn’t provide enough support for larger chested women. Many women wearers found it was necessary to double up and wear two bras.
The crotch area’s fleece chamois is also quick-drying and lightly padded to promote air flow. The lightweight suit won’t weigh you don’t and ventilates to keep you comfortable. The side body of the suit features Endure 3D panels which encourage breathability and help to cool off the body when it starts to heat up. Stay comfortable when the sun is beating down on you as you ride or as you work up a sweat running to the finish.
Teksheen BIOwrap hems prevent bulging and squeezing. They’re gentler on the body and are used instead of tight grippers. The suit is made from a combination of nylon and spandex. It also features a chamois made of moisture wicking materials. The crotch padding offers adequate protection without adding unnecessary bulk. The design is intended to prevent chafing.
Some reviewers felt the padding was a little minimal and not adequate for longer efforts on the bike. There’s a reason for this, though. If the padding is too thick, it’ll feel weird upon exiting the swim area. Imagine wearing a wet diaper? A bulky chamois won’t dry as quickly as a thinner one.
Other reviewers complained that the zipper caused chafing. The reason? There’s no interior flap to protect against rubbing. Some female wearers noted that wearing a sports bra underneath was necessary because the built-in bra lacked support. Doubling up wasn’t ideal, however, since wearing two bras is likely to produce chafing. It defeats the purpose of the chafe-free design elements present in the suit. Another complaint from reviewers was that many found it tough to wiggle into the suit. Why? The attached bra got in the way. Reviewers had no complaints about the fit of the arms or legs. Users said that the legs fit snugly and didn’t ride up.
You should choose a tri suit that feels comfortable for each sport since it’s meant to be worn for each leg of a triathlon race.
- Endura fabric wicks moisture and hugs body
- Side panels for breathability
- Teksheen Biowrap design provides a snug supportive fit
- Pockets for storage
- Sleeveless design
- Lightweight (228 grams)