Forza Riviera Trishort with Women's Floatpad
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This top performing women's tri short is made entirely of our finest Forza compressor fabric. It is designed to be compressive so you will feel less fatigue in your quads and hamstrings. Single back pocket allows you to carry your essentials.
Float Pad also provides a little more comfort for those longer races, but doesn't bulk up or cause unwanted heaviness. This pad floats and stretches which means it can be used as a race piece in a triathlon. On the bike, the pad stretches with the short and follows your skin as it moves with every pedal stroke, eliminating the friction that can cause irritation or rashes. Higher waistband is great for long distance races as there is no band digging into your waist to cause GI issues. However, if you prefer a lower waist band, simply fold it down. This piece is highly functional while providing style for those who prefer.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Float Pad Dimensions:
Max Thickness: .157" (4mm)
Min Thickness: .05" (1.25mm)
Total Length: 9.5" (24cm)
Front Max Width: 2.25" (5.7cm)
Waist Width - most narrow point: 2" (5cm)
Back Max Width: 6.75" (17.1cm)
XSmall: 6" (15.25cm)
Small: 6.5" (16.5cm)
Medium: 7" (17.75cm)
Large: 7.5" (19cm)
XLarge: 8" (20.25cm)
XSmall: 14" (35.5cm)
Small: 15" (38cm)
Medium: 16" (40.5cm)
Large: 17" (43.25cm)
XLarge: 18" (45.75cm)
- What does it feel like to swim in it?
Here is a testimonial from a customer: "Bike in soaking wet shorts with very little lube - FELT AWESOME. No chafing on the side of the legs at all! I didn't even THINK about the shorts once. Fantastic on bike and I LOVE that waist band. LOVE IT."
- 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.