With more cyclists moving into either full-piece or hybrid suits, Garneau created its Course Skin Suit to provide you with both aerodynamic efficiency and pure functionality.
The lower portion of the suit was made from Garneau's CB Gladiator fabric. This material features a knit that has a high percentage of Lycra fibers in its composition. This means that you'll experience more muscle support in comparison to heavy polyester blends. More support translates to less muscle movement from road vibration, and thus, less muscle fatigue.
For the top of the suit, the natural fabric choice for the construction was Garneau's Speedtech material. As the name implies, this fabric is built for speed. It features a dimpled mesh design that's akin to the surfaces of aero helmets and golf balls. The reasoning behind this is simple — between speeds of 15 and 45 mph, the dimples reduce drag at the forward most point of your body. Additionally, this aerodynamic trait also has natural hydrophilic properties that assist in wicking away moisture. And even better, its 18% spandex content qualifies Speedtech as a true compressive fabric. This means that your upper-body will be less susceptible to the damaging effects of road vibration and general fatigue.
Garneau also applied a full-length zipper with teeth that pull away from the skin, and with an inner flap that eliminates any abrasion between the skin and the zipper. Garneau also added three "floating" mesh pockets into the rear panel, as this material prevents you from overheating when the pockets are full.
For further comfort, the suit features Louis Garneau's own 5Motion chamois. This chamois uses a minimally-surfaced, pre-shaped design that moves in unison with your body. This means you'll receive all the support you need, without it inhibiting your pedal stroke.
The Louis Garneau Course Skin Suit is available in sizes, from X-Small to XX-Large and in the color Black/white.
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