Review: CEP tri skinsuit

Comfy tri-suit with lofty claims, but comes at a top-end price

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£149.99
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CEP might be a new brand, but its parent company Medi has been around for years and employs nearly 2,000 people worldwide, designing and manufacturing compression-wear for the medical industry.

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Instead of preventing embolisms though, this is all about performance, with that compression purporting to improve circulation and reduce muscle soreness by restricting oscillation.

Anecdotally it’s near-impossible to (dis)prove those claims, though six sizing options give you the best chance for a custom fit – a vital factor in the compression equation. 

That said, history suggests compression-wear comes into its own around the more vulnerable calf area, with many a post-race week soothed due to cradled gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, so the jury’s out on its upper-body and thigh benefits here. 

What is quantifiable is comfort, which is impressive, that 79% nylon/21% elastane mix meaning it flows with you, not against. The chamois is also comfy without being bulky, though the relatively tight two rear pockets are a squeeze for all but the smallest of gels.

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Contact : www.cepcompression.com