After the Lava Top and Shorts received the Editors Choice award and 92% rating back in 2013, Zone3 had a lot of requests from customers to also develop the full suit which launches this year. The suit uses all of the same features which make the Lava collection so highly rated. These include:
- ‘Iron Performance’ pad designed by Cytech, one of the World’s leading pad manufacturers in Italy. Probably one of the most important aspects of racing this distance is being comfortable on the saddle. The innovative perforated pad lamination delivers supreme breathability and quick drying capabilities. The high density foam gives more padding and protection when cycling and the central channelling in the perinea area is designed to offset pressure points. The high level of elasticity in the pad also maximises freedom of movement when swimming and running. Described by 220 magazine as being “remarkably good on the saddle”.
- Nutrition storage on each side of the legs and nice big pockets on the back to stock up on nutrition and make it easy to access whilst on the bike or run.
- The top, back and side panels are made using advanced fabrics from Italy which are extremely lightweight, breathable and offer well balanced compression. The shorts use an ultra soft fabric with full Teflon coating for extra comfort and to repel water and sweat.
- Soft UFO leg grippers are used to add just a gentle amount of grip to stop the shorts riding up.
- The garment uses flatlock stitching for comfort and there is internal protection around the zip to help prevent chafing.
- The neck has a comfort fit design and the shoulder panels are slightly wider than normal to increase protection from the sun.
- The back of the top is made in a white fabric to help reflect the suns heat.
- The zip is on the front in case extra ventilation is needed.
The suit offers all over comfort whilst combing it with performance during all three disciplines. If you’re taking on a long distance race this season then we hope this will be the perfect suit.
Suit available to purchase here.