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Forza Tri Jersey made of Skin Cooler

Forza Tri Jersey made of Skin Cooler
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    Code: FTJ
    Price: $92.00
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    Made entirely of Skin Cooler™

    Our ultra-high-end tri jersey is constructed of Skin Cooler™ Stretch (see Fabric Facts) and is flatstitched. It has a 12-inch YKK® zipper and highlighted with Carrera Skin color contrast. It is a great racing piece, but works very well for training now that is has three optimally functional back pockets. Can be worn under a wetsuit.

    Skin Cooler™ Fabrics Clarified

    Do not be deceived. Simply because a garment is white does not make it Skin Cooler™! It is time for us to redefine and make clear what makes Skin Cooler™ so unique. Since 2004, when we invented Arm Coolers, we have been telling this story, but in different words. While the rest of the world has been trying to wick moisture away from your body, we have not. WE WANT TO KEEP YOU WET like a tropical rain on a hot sunny afternoon, like the sprinklers on your lawn when you were a child, like the cool misty sea spray of a wave on a warm San Diego day at the beach. Skin Cooler fabrics are designed by De Soto to cool you in hot weather.

    Our Black Skin Cooler™ fabric keeps you just as cool as the white. It inherently has a reflective virtue that is created by a combination of the fibers, the fiber content, and the special way the fabric is knitted. Once the black fabric gets wet it keeps you cool in hot weather. This is no gimmick, we guarantee it works or you money back!

    As you sweat, the special moisture-radiating composition actually offers a cooling effect by dissipating the moisture through channels to the outside of the fabric and just the slightest breeze will cool you down. The fabric will be wet, yet you will be cool.

    Skin Cooler™ fabrics block 75% of UVB rays (the burning rays), about as much as a cotton t-shirt or a bike jersey. We recommend you wear sunscreen underneath these products. It is crucial to keep in mind that a sunscreen's (whichever brand you may choose) SPF/UPF rating refers only to its ability to protect skin from UVB radiation. Because we know that UVA damage can be just as insidious, it is essential for the health of your skin that you use a sunscreen that contains the UVA-protecting ingredients of titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and/or avobenzone.

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    Product FAQs

    1. What is the difference between the FTJ and the XFTJ you have on sale in the SALE ITEMS section??
    2. Does this product block UVA rays?
    3. What is the SPF/UPF rating for this product?
    1. What is the difference between the FTJ and the XFTJ you have on sale in the SALE ITEMS section??

      We modified the fit of last year's Forza Tri Jersey style (shown in the SALE ITEMS section as style XFTJ ) so as to make the arm holes a bit more snug and not so loose, thus making it more functional and aerodynamic. The result is what you are seeing on in the FTJ on this product page, as it is the latest and greatest, and a more improved version.

    2. Does this product block UVA rays?

      NO. NO GARMENT IN THE WORLD MADE OF A BREATHABLE FABRIC BLOCKS UVA RAYS.

      All of our Skin Cooler products are designed primarily to keep you cool in hot weather. This is their main function. The special moisture-radiating composition actually offers a cooling effect. The moisture dissipates through channels to the outside of the fabric so that it dries 3 times faster than regular polyester and 5 times faster than cotton.

      The secondary purpose is to protect you from the sun. Skincooler fabrics block 75% of UVB rays (these are the burning rays), which is about as much as a cotton t-shirt or any bike jersey you may wear. This is why we recommend you wear sunscreen underneath these products. It is crucial to keep in mind that a sunscreen's (whichever brand you may choose) SPF/UPF rating refers only to its ability to protect skin from UVB radiation, the rays that cause sunburn. Because we know that UVA damage can be just as insidious, it is essential for the health of your skin that you use a sunscreen that contains the UVA-protecting ingredients of titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and/or avobenzone.

      We do not claim in any way that any of our fabrics block UVA rays (aging rays). A fabric would have to be laminated to a point that is so opague that NO LIGHT would be able to pass through. If you find any company that claims their garments block UVA rays, be skeptical until you can test it outside. A simple way of testing that their claim is true, is to put it up toward the sun and see if you can see the sun through it. If you can see sun coming through it, then it is not blocking UVA rays. A few examples of things that block UVA rays are: wood, metal, concrete, aluminum foil, none of these permit light through them.

    3. What is the SPF/UPF rating for this product?

      To date, in the USA there are still no federal regulations for SPF, or UPF ratings in clothing.

      Although many manufacturers list SPF/UPF ratings on their clothing tags, they are doing so in a very biased and unwarranted manner. You see, there is not yet an accreditation process to regulate these claims in the USA. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), together with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) are currently exploring the many outside influences on fabrics, such as salt and chlorinated water, stretch, and durability to determine a standard for clothing in relation to sun protection.

      So, if a company sells you on their SPF/UPF rated products and says you do not need to wear sunscreen, they will be lying to you just to make a sale.

      That said, our fabrics have been tested for their effectiveness against UVB rays by an independent organization. The Skin Cooler fabrics we created block 75% of UVB rays. This is why we recommend you wear sunscreen underneath these products. It is crucial to keep in mind that a sunscreen's SPF/UPF rating refers only to its ability to protect skin from UVB radiation, the rays that cause sunburn. Because we know that UVA damage can be just as insidious, it is essential for the health of your skin that you use a sunscreen that contains the UVA-protecting ingredients of titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and/or avobenzone.

      We have had all our fabrics tested by an independent testing service and they found that our Forza Fabric blocks 75% of UVB rays.





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