I've been a fan of De Soto ever since I got to own one (Forza) last year and it really was the best tri suit I had. However, I quite disappointed that it was not among the available trisuits now as I think it's been discontinued. I bought this skin cooler long sleeves top to try out because of its promise to keep the skin cooler even when it's already hot. This is true since I noticed that my skin was cooler than normal. But my purpose is more of ensuring my skin does not get burned too much while I swim or bike. I was only able to use it for swim as of this writing and yes it served the purpose I intended it for. It's also very light to the skin but does not have the same compression that I was looking for like that of the Forza. The backside also would bunch up while on swim so I guess I should buy a full suit if I don't want that happening. I do recommend the product but if shipping to a country like the Philippines, the shipping can be really expensive as De Soto uses Fedex and Fedex has additional charges here in my country at around $12 dollars and I think there are no other option that can lower the shipping. Overall the shipping costs almost the same as the items, which is sad. I still gave 4 stars to improve on the compression and tightness that might lessen the bunching of the backside while swimming. No stars were removed for the shipping issue as it does not reflect on the item but on the options in general but still worth mentioning.
Love the protection!
This is my 2nd order of this style of shirts. My first order had 1 long sleeve and I was in a high speed crash which destroyed it so I was glad to find the same shirt was still on your website!! While others are slathering on sunscreen, I’m wearing my shirts that protect me in the most (literally) blistering hot days! Thank you! I love the cut, too! I’m a medium in cycling which lines up perfectly with your medium shirts of this style. Btw, do you have an IG page I can promote you on?
De Soto Sport
Thanks for the feedback Kendra. Glad to hear you have recovered and are back out riding again! Yes, our IG handle is desoto_sport. Please post and tag us!
Love how the shirt cools & protects from the sun…just wish there were more color/print options so some similar to mens.
I used it during the heat and the entire time my arms felt cool. I did wear a sleeveless scoop neck top over it because I was self-conscious about it being tight. I am 77 so you might understand.
Women's Skin Cooler-Long Sleeve
I just purchased two more long-sleeve skin cooler shirts. I purchased my first one a few years ago and wore it on the bike and run at 70.3 Augusta and IM TX in 2018 and 2019. It truly helped keep me cool as well as kept me from getting burned. The trick is to keep it wet. (It is also helpful to watch the video on how to put it on after the swim.) I plan on wearing in Kona this year. I cannot recommend this product enough.