As the images of Dave Scott at Ironman Hawaii ’94 in issue 297 of 220 show, Arena have a long heritage in tri.
Following a lengthy hiatus, the swimwear giants (and official partner of FINA) are now returning to tri with their new 2014 range. Alongside a solitary wetsuit, the line includes six tri-suits for both men and women, with the choice of both one- and two-piece suits available.
That £300 price tag comes from the inclusion of a carbon fabric lining that seeks to provide compression for the optimum core body position in the water, with carbon panels on the back and legs purporting to offer enhanced hydrodynamics.
Price: £300 from www.arenainternational.com