Review: Zone3 Activate tri-suit

Good value and plenty of neat spec, but questions over pad sizing

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
Zone3 Activate tri-suit

British triathletes Zone3 have garnered much acclaim from us since their inception in 2007, with our high hopes for the Activate continuing when we whipped it out of the box to reveal a striking suit with a favourable price tag.


The single, covered rear pocket has been cleverly designed to hold any sized energy gel and the silicone leg grippers are efficient at holding the suit in place. Measuring at 17cm wide, the marginally ridged pad is big and provides plenty of bottom coverage on the bike, but once on the run our gait became more John Wayne than Michael Johnson.

Which is a shame, as the fine stitching is irritation-free, the fit is snug but not restrictive and an internal patch is a neat touch that successfully thwarts any irritation from the zipper. At just £59, it’s definitely one worth trying on for yourself.

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