2013 Riviera Tri Short with WaterLid™ Pockets
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2 Water Lid™ Pockets to hold all of your race fuel or gear while on a training ride or run.
This is our top-of-the-line competition tri short. It features our Forza Compressor™ double legband for maximum support in your hamstrings and quadriceps. The low cut body of the short is Liftfoil™ with coldBlack™, and comes with our seamless Floatpad™ (one-piece, 4-way stretch, seamless, buoyant) with custom graphics. This is the same pad we use in our ITU Trisuit. This pad most closely resembles our 400-Mile Pad, but it is just a bit smaller and not so thick.
The Liftfoil™ panels in the center offer a number of benefits:
- To improve the durability. Yes, this fabric is more durable, which is important in an area where you will be rubbing against a saddle and where some people's thighs rub together.
- To keep the modesty panel, well, modest. This fabric is not diaphanous at all (meaning not see-through). Something we all appreciate not involuntarily seeing on others.
- To make this trishort faster in non-wetsuit races. Liftfoil™ is our swimskin fabric. The same fabric that makes up the entire Liftfoil™ Speed Trisuit. The addition of these panels on the front and back makes this trishort faster, and have no adverse affects when worn with a wetsuit.
This item is not designed for repeated use as a swim suit in a chlorinated pool.
Inseam lengths: S-8", M-8.5”, L-9", XL-9.5"
Inseam lengths: S-20 cm, M-22 cm, L-23 cm, XL-24 cm
- 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.