Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit

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Zoot in an American company that got their start in 1983 in Kona, Hawaii, the home of the Ironman Triathlon World Championships. They started making great performance apparel for elite athletes who were competing in these triathlons. The founders of Zoot noticed while watching the races that these triathletes needed something more functional and performance enhancing to race in and so Zoot Sports was born. The business took off in Hawaii and eventually made its way to the mainland where their product line has continued to expand ever since. With so much gear needed to purchase when getting ready for race day, Zoot Sports makes it a little bit easier for you by giving you just one suit that you can wear for all three legs of the triathlon.

The Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit is a great piece of gear for those looking to participate in a triathlon. You can purchase this suit for both men and women and it gives you amazing comfort and great functionality. The seat of the suit gives you extra padding for the cycling part of the race and the snug fit helps with aerodynamics when you are running. You do not even need to purchase an addition wetsuit for the race, as this suit is designed for the swimming leg of the race as well. One suit for all three activities, no need to worry about having to change between each section of the race and wasting precious seconds. Customers love the great look, snug fit, and outstanding performance they get from the Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight materials
  • Extremely breathable
  • Sleek fit and great design
  • Easy to put on and take off
  • Does not cause chafing 
Cons
  • High price tag
Use
Use

Use

A tri-suit is usually a one-piece garment (but can sometimes come in two pieces) that is worn by triathletes on race day. They usually have a quick-drying feature so when you come out of the swimming leg of the race you dry quickly and do not have to worry about finishing the triathlon in wet clothing. There is generally some padding on the butt and groin areas of the suit to help increase your comfort level when you are onto the cycling leg of the race. The beauty of this suit is that you can do the whole race in it. No need to wear a wetsuit over your racing clothes and waste precious time removing it after the swimming part is over. This is a great piece of gear for those who are planning on participating in a triathlon.

Something to keep in mind when choosing to use this tri-suit for your next race is that it does not give you some of the added benefits that a wetsuit will give you. There are no features to this suit that are going to help with buoyancy and form. If you are a beginner and need help with your form for the swimming part of the race then you may want to consider a wetsuit, but if you do not need that extra help then most recommend a tri-suit to save you time and keep you moving forward onto the next leg of the race.

The Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit specifically is a great choice for triathletes. It gives you great protection from the elements and will keep the sun off of your skin. It provides you with great aerodynamics and breathability to help keep you cool when you are running in the hot sun. It features moisture-wicking technology to help keep you dry, both from your swim and from sweat. It is lightweight and comfortable, making it a great choice for your next triathlon.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit offers great breathability to you when you are wearing it. It is important to have a suit that is going to allow for some ventilation to help keep you cool, especially when you are running or cycling under the hot sun. You do not want to worry about overheating while you are in the middle of your race causing you to get sick and slow down, causing you to add precious time to your race. You will not have to worry about that with this tri-suit. The great breathability combined with the moisture-wicking materials helps to keep you both cool and dry for the duration of your race.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit brings you a lot of different features to help ensure you stay as comfortable as possible while you are participating in your triathlon. It is important to stay comfortable while you are on the go, you do not want to be slowed down for any reason on race day. Zoot does a great job ensuring that you stay comfortable for the whole of the triathlon. The breathability of the materials, as mentioned previously, is just one of the many features incorporated into this suit to give you maximum comfort.

The suit features extra padding in the front and rear to help ensure that you stay comfortable during the cycling leg of the race. It can get rather uncomfortable while sitting on the seat of your bike for too long and the padding in this suit will help ease some of that discomfort. The chamois gives you 8 mm of ultra density padding in the front and 3 mm of padding in the rear. The padding is not bulky at all and lightweight so it will not slow you down during the other legs of the race.

The suit features SeamLink stitching that helps give you a nice and snug fit, feeling almost like a second skin. The suit stretches with you so you do not feel like your movements are restricted and it will not slow you down. There is no need to worry about uncomfortable rubbing or chafing with this suit either as the stitching helps prevent that. In addition, the zipper has a soft finish zipper binding to help with comfort.
Size
Size

Size

The Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit comes in both men's and women's sizes to make sure that you get something that is going to fit you correctly and comfortably. Unlike wetsuits, the sizing and how this fits is not as essential with the tri-suits. That being said you do want to make sure that the suit will fit you snugly so you get maximum drag reduction while you are racing, if you wear a suit that is too big on you it can slow you down and cause some major discomfort along the way, additionally, you want to make sure that it is not too small either as it can also cause discomfort and slow you down.

This tri-suit comes in sizes small through extra large so you can make sure that you can find something that will fit you as comfortable as possible. Zoot provides you with a sizing chart to help determine which size you will need. Customers have mentioned that this suit fits great and does not have any additional materials or fabrics that flap around and drag you down.
Durability
Durability

Durability

When spending your hard earned money on a tri-suit you are going to want to make sure that you find something durable and that is meant to last. You do not have to worry about the longevity of the Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit, as it is made with quality materials that will not suffer from premature wear and tear. The stitching in the suit is sturdy and you will not have to worry about it falling apart at the seams as long as it is taken care of properly.
Accessories
Accessories

Accessories

The Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit does not come with any additional accessories. That being said, Zoot does offer many different pieces of triathlon related products that you can use with the suit on race day or during your training routines.
Style
Style

Style

The Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit has a fairly simple and basic design, but you do not need anything flashy or fancy when participating in a triathlon. The suit does come in both men's and women's sizes but the look for both is very similar. The suit is all one piece as is with most tri-suits on the market. There are a 9-inch inseam and a front zip enclosure. The suit features reflective accents on both the front and back to make sure you are visible while in low light conditions.

When purchasing the Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit you can choose from a few different color options. For both men and women, you can pick the basic black and white color scheme. However, if you want something a little different, women can choose a black and pink suit and men have the option for either yellow and black or orange and black. The lack of color options, however, does not seem to deter customers from purchasing the suit, nor have they mentioned anything about wanting to see additional color options.
Price
Price

Price

When it comes to purchasing any kind of gear you should keep in mind that you are making an investment and in doing so you can expect to pay a decent amount of money up front. As long as you purchase a good quality product and it is taken care of properly you will not have to worry about replacing it for a while and therefore will not have to spend that money again any time soon. That being said, the Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit seems to be a good investment, as it will not suffer from premature wear and tear and you will not have to replace the suit for quite some time. The MSRP of this suit rings up at $225 which is on the higher end of the spectrum when compared to other tri-suits on the market but as with many products you can generally find one cheaper and on sale online. Although the Zoot suit has a fairly high price point it seems to be worth the money as it is a great product that customers enjoy.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Carbon fabric helps reduce your heat buildup and regulates your body temperature
-The suit has an aero-cut design
-Breathable compression to help secure placement on the bicep due to an exclusive Italian gripper
-Ultra TT Carbon Chamois gives you amazing comfort in the aero position
-Features a reflective cam lock zipper with a soft zipper binding
-The suit has an Ultra BIOwrap gripper-free leg hem for added comfort
-There are three back pockets for storage
-You get next to skin comfort due to the SeamLink stitching to help reduce chafing and discomfort
-Designed with reflective accents for visibility when you are in low-light conditions
-Offers sun protection of UPF 50+
-9" inseam
-Padding in the butt and groin areas for comfort while cycling
-Quick drying and moisture-wicking materials
-Lightweight and comfortable
-Prevents the grown of odor-causing microbes thanks to anti-microbial technology that is incorporated into the suit
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Whether you are participating in your first triathlon or you are a veteran triathlete you will love the Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit. The breathable and snug fitting materials will help you stay cool, dry, and comfortable for the duration of the race. The suit will help prevent chafing, which is a much-added bonus for anyone participating in this sport. The suit is great quality and will not suffer from premature wear and tear which makes the slightly higher price tag well worth the money you will spend on it. Customers love the fact that this suit comes with three pockets on the back which will allow you to keep some snacks on you to keep you nourished throughout the long race. If you are looking for a great tri-suit to get you through your race then customers recommend the Zoot Ultra Tri Aero Skinsuit.