Coaching editor Phil Mosley rates this top-end tri suit for the summer ahead

The designers at Louis Garneau have really done their homework with this new tri suit. First up are the laser-Louis Garneau Elite Laser Tek Suitcut seams, which lie flat on your skin to reduce drag and increase comfort. Then there’s the chamois, which offers the best rump protection we’ve seen for ages, without getting in the way of your running. The fabric repels water, stops sunburn (it’s SPF 50) and stays light and relatively dry throughout a race, while breathable mesh sections and cunningly placed gel pockets help you stay cool and well fuelled. We couldn’t fault it in testing, and it’s our current choice for the race season ahead.

Verdict: Smooth, speedy and cool one-piece race suit that’s our choice for this season

Performance 4/5

Value 4/5

Overall 4/5

Louis Garneau Elite Laser Tek suit, £119.99

www.louisgarneau.com

 This review originally appeared in issue 27 of Triathlon Plus magazine