SKIN COOLER HALF ZIP TRI TOP*
Our Skin Cooler Half Zip Tri Top was created for those who prefer a sleeveless top but still want the cooling benefits of our Skin Cooler 90. A half zip makes adjusting ventilation on-the-go a breeze, and 2 side pockets provide ample storage space.
Sizing: Please refer to the size chart button above for sizing guidance.
Fit Type: Form fitting
Fit Note: Please do not assume your size, please use our size chart. If in doubt, email questions to email@example.com. Triathlon apparel is meant to fit next-to-skin. This is to eliminate potential chafing, and unnecessary drag during the swim, bike and run. If you’re not comfortable with this type of fit and or are between sizes, we recommend sizing up. Garment will fit the most snug the first time you put it on, it will relax slightly once wet.
- Made of Skin Cooler 90™ fabric which blocks 90% of UVB rays while lowering body temperature, and creates a cooling sensation when wet
- 12-inch YKK® zip for easy on-the-go ventilation
- Deep cut armholes and off-set seams prevent chafing
- 2 Waterlid (hydrodynamic when swimming w/out a wetsuit) pockets to store training/racing essentials
- This piece is cut long for longer torsos and for those who want complete coverage of the midsection, both front and back.
- Not recommended for repeated use in a chlorinated pool
- Made in USA
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What makes ours different? Our Skin Cooler fiber is designed to feel and perform like silk (from a silkworm). Through Biomimicry, we took the virtues of this natural fiber and created a synthetic silk. It will keep you cool in hot weather and cooler when it is wet. Put it on and you will instantly feel the cool sensation. Wet it and you will notice a drop in the surface temperature of the skin between 7 and 10 degrees.
A MEDICAL TESTIM0NIAL: We received this letter from Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon Dr. Michael Bax.*
I am an avid runner and triathlete and I recently discovered your Skin Cooler products, of which I'm a huge fan. I have been wearing them for a few months now and couldn't be happier. I am a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. Every patient I see is plagued by basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma. I recommend your products to my active patients on a daily basis. It allows them to continue their active lifestyle while protecting themselves from the sun. I find your product to be far superior to all other cooling and sun protective lines. I truly appreciate your efforts and innovations.
Michael Bax, MD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Scott Bieler Clinical Science Center
Buffalo, New York
***Dr. Bax has no financial investment in De Soto Sport and was not solicited nor compensated in any way for his letter.
Note: No garment should ever be a substitute so we always recommend you wear sunscreen underneath these, and all, 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 or zinc oxide.
PRODUCT CODE: HSC
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I will buy more of these TRI Tops. Extremely comfortable, excellent cooling system and good price
This tri top is the most comfortable I have ever worn and on top of that provided some cooling in the hot, humid Georgia weather. It motivates me to shop for similar bottoms
Great product. Fit is superb, long enough so it doesn't ride up. Skin cooler fabric works well. As with all Desoto products, it is a superior tri top.
I ordered this top and shorts and so far I love them.. I have done about 7 rides with them on and the padding keeps me comfortable .. longest ride 50 miles but this gear is recommended for Ironman distance .. I also ordered the Roka top and shorts to compare and this suit was better for me. The roka shorts were OK but seemed better suited for shorter distance triathlons.
I've run in all sorts of tech-material Ts and tanks, and to date, this is the most breathable and lightweight. Good body movement, and though form fitting, doesn't feel restrictive. The pockets are useful for small items (gu, gels, Garmin, etc), but I wouldn't put something like a phone in there (would cause too much shifting). Given I'm from a cycling background, I'd probably prefer the pockets to reside on the back rather than the sides (I think it's easier to reach while running/biking). Only thing I think I don't like is the size/weight of the zipper pull. The fact that it's metal does speak a bit to quality, but when not fully zipped (as on my 100�+ run the other day) I feel like it bobs around a lot. Other than that, this is a great addition to my hot weather arsenal.
MEN'S SIZING INFORMATION IMPERIAL/METRIC
|X-Small||< 5'6" in / <168 cm||135 lbs / 61 kg||22”-24” in / 56-61 cm||< 37” in / < 94 cm|
|Small||5’6”-5’8” in / 168-173 cm||145 lbs / 66 kg||24”-27” in / 61-69 cm||37”-39” in / 94-99 cm||< 34" in / < 86 cm|
|Medium||5'9" in / 175-180 cm||165 lbs / 75 kg||27”-32” in / 69-81 cm||39”-42” in / 99-107 cm||34"-38" in / 86-96 cm|
|Large||6'0" in / 183-188 cm||195 lbs / 88 kg||32”-35” in / 81-89 cm||42”-45” in / 107-114 cm||38"-42" in / 96-106 cm|
|X-Large||6'2" in / 191-196 cm||215 lbs / 98 kg||35”-41” in / 89-104 cm||45”-48” in / 114-122 cm||42"-47" in / 106-119 cm|
|XX-Large||6'5" in / 197 cm+||235 lbs / 107 kg||42” in + / 105 cm +||49” in + / 123 cm +||48" in + / 121 cm +|
The size chart above should serve as a general guide. If you would like assistance in determining the proper size, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org.