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2013 Women's Forza Riviera Tri Top w/ 3 Pockets and Full Body Compression

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2013 Women's Forza Riviera Tri Top w/ 3 Pockets and Full Body Compression
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    This completely re-designed piece is our highest performance piece. Made entirely of our Forza Fabric including the internal bra, it is completely compressive and provides maximum support. Full-length top extends long enough to cover your back on the bike, and is sleek and conforming while swimming. It covers the mid-section and extends down to the hips with 3 pockets on the lower back panel. Form-fitting and extends to the hips to provide ample coverage, even of the back in the aero position. Made of breathable Forza™ body, and Microlock™ stitching (see Fabric Facts) provide coverage while keeping you cool. The built-in bra suspended from the shoulders is made of Forza™, the same fabric from which the entire garment is made therefore it is very supportive. Swim, bike and run in style and comfort without changing.

    This item is not designed for repeated use as a swim suit in a chlorinated pool.

    Fit Note: Please note that this product is made of our top of the line fabric, which is compressive, so if you are in between sizes, or prefer a looser fit, please size up. For specific questions, please contact us at: women@desotosport.com

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    Product FAQs

    1. Can I use this top and the matching tri short for an Ironman race?
    2. What is the SPF/UPF rating for this product?
    1. Can I use this top and the matching tri short for an Ironman race?

      Here is what a recent customer told us when racing Mont-Tremblant: "I found it totally comfortable; I especially liked the compression of the [Women's Riviera Tri] shorts and I had no chafing issues with either the top or the shorts. Despite the lack of padding, I had no saddle issues at all through the 112-mile ride. The only technical difficulty I had was accessing the top pockets during the bike, as my race belt and number on my back covered them. Not something I anticipated since I didn't practice with my race number, but not a big deal once I found them! The only thing I would change about this kit is the color, as it wouldn't normally catch my eye. But the functionality was definitely there."

    2. 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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