Castelli Free Tri Top and Shorts tested, rated and reviewed
Castelli Free Tri Top and Shorts
The Kona winning two-piece tri suit of Mirinda Carfrae, the Castelli Free Tri top’s form-fitting cut is aero friendly with a thin layer of silicone grippers holding the laser-cut armholes in place comfortably. There are no niggling seams either, keeping the top chafe-free on bike and run.
The material is incredibly thin and hydrodynamic, drying as fast as anything we’ve ever tested. The mesh back is highly breathable and features a pair of large, side-access pockets that don’t flap in the wind.
The rear of the top has a bra-hook style set-up so you can clip it to the shorts to maintain aerodynamics and avoid bunching. The shorts themselves are extremely comfy. Laser-cut legs holes avoid constriction, as does the wide waistband, which sits fairly low. Though the chunky pad takes a little getting used to, your behind will thank you on long rides.