Endurance Junkie’s Hot Ice model features a completely white back panel to reflect heat. The shorts are a compressive Lycra-based fabric and the top is Merino-based Sportwool, which is comfy and quick drying.
Covering your body in the heat may seem counterintuitive, but will make sense if you’ve ever been burnt riding the Queen K. The thermal qualities of Sportwool also make this a fantastic choice for chilly duathlons and early season tris.
However, as it’s designed to go under a wetsuit, don’t expect exceptional pool performance. Where the Hot Ice really excels is in all-day comfort.
It performed brilliantly in the recent 10hr Scotland Coast to Coast adventure race [which our tester won] with the chamois perfect on the bike and not chafing on the run.
The double hip/leg pockets are ideal for gels and bars, and a long front zip makes venting easy. The only criticism is that the all-white short panels in the rear leave little to the imagination, especially when wet!