Miss Kelly, if you read this, I'd love to test this Aquatard -- Hubs will kill me if I buy another piece of performance clothing! LOL
Seriously, though, I am curiuos to see how it functions in a multisport event -- I'm sure it is comfortable for the swim, since that's it's main purpose -- but I wonder if the support is enough for the run -- or do the legs stay in place or ride up on the bike?
In any case, my shopping experiences with Junonia are good. Their offerings are of good quality, but the prices were always a tad bit to high for me to be a routine shopper -- so really I only purchased special, hard-to-find items, or items from Juno's Closet.
This Aquatard is in their current catalog, along with a few other swimsuits that offer the same technology. I wore an Orca Trisuit for my tri last summer and it was really hard for me mind-wise, but I nutted up and did it anyway. There are definitely pluses and minuses to 1 and 2 piece tri-ensembles, so you have to make your choice based on your preferences.
- 2 pieces are easy for going potty -- don't have to strip down!
- 1 pieces are nice because you're not tugging here and there to keep covered;
- 1 pieces don't "ride-up north" when swimming or riding.
From the description it doesn't say there is bicycle friendly padding in this garment. But, truthfully, I think sprint distance tri is doable without padding. I love the look of it and it's just enough color without drawing too much attention. :)
Here's the info, snipped from Junonia's site, on the Aquatard:
QuikEnergy™ V-Neck Aquatard Sleeveless, v-neck one-piece features contrast coloring at front zipper, princess seams and arm straps. All-around inner shelf bra. Quick-drying, moisture-wicking QuikEnergy™ reduces cramps with excellent muscle compression. 50+ UPF sun protection. (Size 1 inseam 8”). 78% Nylon/22% Lycra. Hand wash cold. Imported. #537512 Junonia's Price: $99.95
I'll catagorize this garment as Swim only -- would hate to say it is tri friendly without knowing, for sure, if it is. If any Athena's decide to try it, let me know!