The De Soto Forza ITU Tri Suit for women abides by all the rules set forth by the International Triathlon Union uniform requirements, as well as any national federation that abides by ITU rules. So if you plan on racing in a trisuit in any ITU event, you might as well get a trisuit that will be approved for many years to come.
The ITU Tri suit is made of a combination of Carrera™ Skin and Forza Compressor™. It has a 12-inch (30 cm) YKK® zipper in back. It is constructed with panels that will accommodate all the required specifications: country name, athlete name, and sponsor logos.
It has a colorful one-piece pad that floats which means it will only help you swim faster. This unique pad stretches with the short and follows your skin as it moves on the bike and run, eliminating the friction that can cause irritation or rashes. The pad is a thin version of the famous 400-Mile Pad used in De Soto’s bike shorts and bib shorts.
De Soto double-lined areas around the midsection to keep it from being see-through. It is made to fit snug so you can wear it under a wetsuit, or swim in it in non-wetsuit races. Water Lid™ Pockets allow you to swim with no drag! The pockets, which are located on each side of the body, are designed this way in case you race without a wetsuit.
A recent open water swim test has shown that swimming in this suit can offer varied swim times of about 2-4 seconds per 100 meters, depending on the individual testing it, faster than swimming in a conventional swimsuit. This translates to 1'00" for 1500 meters and 2'40" for a swim of 4000 meters.
- Forza™ Compressor - Forza™ Compressor lifts and supports muscles to dampen the vibration due to dynamic flexion and extension, as well as isometric flex during exercise. De Soto was the first company to produce compression garments in 1997. Since then they have offered Forza Products that have helped thousands of triathletes win as well as improve on their personal best. Research findings from extensive university studies show the Forza™ Compressor fabric helps to improve athletic performance by delaying the onset of fatigue by as much as 12%, and by giving an improved sense of body position. De Soto assembles the garments of this fabric with proprietary articulated stitching techniques that maximize comfort and fit while minimizing constriction and drag. The result is the best fitting and highest quality product that money can buy. Consider each Forza garment as an “exterior ligament” for your body!
- 12-Inch YKK Back Zipper
- Abides by ITU requirements
- Inseam lengths: S-6.5", M-7", L-7.5”
This garment is not designed for repeated use as a swimsuit in a chlorinated pool.