Closeouts. Pick up the pace in Zoot Sports' High-Performance Tri top, made for cool, dry comfort and support with stretchy fabric and a neck zip in the front and ventilating mesh with stash pockets in the back.
Reviewed by LuLu from Tucson, Arizona on Sunday, September 7, 2014
This is my second Tri top from Zoot and once again they score high marks with me. While it's not perfect, it's pretty close.
What I like: Pockets! There are 3 pockets on the back, must be the Endurance part. I can never have too many pockets and while this is for a Triathlon where you travel light, it's great for training or as a multi use top like yoga, walking dog or commuting to gym by bike.
Built in bra is supportive enough for me to wear alone to yoga or non- aerobic gym workout but I have a few issues with the bra, more latter. Bra also offers complete coverage so you can unzip top without worrying about a see through inner bra. I ordered the orange top in Large to accommodate both the 'Girls' and because I didn't want the top to be too tight. It fits just right, though I need to do about 10,000 sit-ups for the middle age roll I have....motivation. Zipper is easy to operate even on the fly during a run and I like having a bit more 'climate control'.
Seams lay flat and do not chafe. I wore this top for the first time on a treadmill run with no chafe balm followed by a 1:30 hour hardcore yoga class, top moved with me and didn't rub or bother me one bit.
Dries lightening fast and does not hold odor.
What I don't like: Bra- when I run or triathlon train/compete I wear a super support sport bra under my tri top (NO manufacturer I've found makes a fully supportive tri top for DDs) unlike the Zoot Ultra Tri top I've been wearing for the past three years the elastic on this built in bra pinches a bit. Also, "built in" means that this bra is sewn into the shoulders and neck of this top and hangs free everywhere else. What this means is you better make absolutely sure that bra is properly aligned and situated BEFORE you put top on, even then the bra goes one direction while the top goes another. I'd cut it out but then the fabric is lightweight enough to make the top too transparent to be worn alone ever.
Hem- I wish some one would put some silicone gripper around the hem so it stays down. I hate the ride up, bunching around the waist.
Zipper- I know I said I liked it but the pull tab can actually flip over onto the backside of the zipper making it hard to find.
Despite the cons I am planning to wear this for my Sprint Tri in six days, provided the temps are 70-80 vs 80-100 it is still September after all.
Thank you STP for always offer top quality products at exceptional prices, it means I can be a fitness fashionista and still afford the gym membership!
Reviewed by Anna from Mississippi on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I noticed one other reviewer felt this fits small. The recommendation for most tri clothing is to order a size up so I did. I ordered a medium though I generally wear a small or even extra small in street clothes. The medium was too large in the shoulders and arm openings. I returned it (blue color) for a small (only available in this coral color). The small fit fine.
I read somewhere that Zoot fits more true to size and this is what I found. It fits close (as it should for swimming) but isn't compressive. In fact, there is even extra room in the front shoulder area so it would work for someone more well endowed than I am. If you generally wear a small I would stick with the small.
I wanted a top where you bring your own bra and this fits the bill. I kept it zipped in the pool and it felt fine and dried quickly. The front zip makes it easy to put on and the back pockets are a good size to fit snacks. I haven't run in it yet but I imagine being able to zip it down some would be nice for added ventilation.
Reviewed by Luvs to Hike from Washington on Monday, March 3, 2014
I take a spin class once a week and really work up a sweat. This shirt worked great for spin class in that the sweat evaporated fairly quickly through the shirt so I didn't end up looking like I'd just gone through a rain storm. I didn't have any use for the pockets in back for spin class, but plan to wear this river rafting and sea kayaking, and can use the pockets for lip balm, etc. The shirt is well made, but I ordered a size medium based on other reviews and glad I did. It's very fitted and a small would have been too tight (I like to wear a bit looser shirt). The medium gives me a little more breathing room and is very stylish.