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2014-06-07 7:54 PM

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Subject: What does everyone wear for a top?
Learned my lesson about ordering UA compression, size 2XL might of fit me in 5th grade.

I want something I can swim in and then leave on the rest of the race that of course fits. I have an athletic build but a very large athletic build

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2014-06-07 9:25 PM
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Subject: RE: What does everyone wear for a top?
Tri jerseys work wonders... don't slow you down during the swim, dry fast on the bike, and you can unzip them for cooling purposes on the run.
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2014-06-08 7:57 PM
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Do you happen to have one you recommend? So many different choices and it seems like some say "whatever" but in reality they are just bike jerseys
2014-06-08 9:51 PM
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Subject: RE: What does everyone wear for a top?
It honestly comes down to personal preference. I have a Castell and a 2XU that have a compression-type fit and a Louis Garneau that has a more relaxed fit that is more of mesh-like material.
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2014-06-09 7:37 PM
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I always wear tech T's training - and I go shirtless in the water.

Ive only raced once and I wore a tri top - skin tight! Felt odd, but worked.
(wasn't compression though.)..

Yeah Im bigger and as a big guy I have a fairly good big guy build.

(everyone who saw my tri pics said I looked like a monster).
But that's probably because the folks I did the race with are much smaller than me.
2014-06-17 4:08 PM
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Subject: RE: What does everyone wear for a top?
I am still having problems A. Finding what I want (the entire race) and then B. finding one that will fit me (I have a 49 in chest)

If anyone has a suggestion of something that will work for all of this please let me know


2014-07-21 11:57 PM
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Subject: RE: What does everyone wear for a top?
I got a very thin very stretchy Nike top from Hibbets. It works perfectly.
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2014-07-22 12:50 PM
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Subject: RE: What does everyone wear for a top?
6/3" 245.
My favorite tri top is my zocagear tri top from my TriClub. XXL plenty of room.
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2014-07-22 4:00 PM
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Subject: RE: What does everyone wear for a top?
I double layer. I have an old stained sleeveless Champion wicking shirt. At the moment, I wear a Methodist/LeBonheur t-shirt since I'm on a "team". At 5'9" 260 (at the time) I was over all the size options NimbleWear gave us for team gear. Maybe next year.
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2014-07-23 2:11 PM
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I like Pearl Izumi tri top select. Am 48" chest and the 2X has alot of room.
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2014-07-24 2:03 PM
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I wear my one piece tri suit for the swim (haven't raced any races were a wet suit was needed). I usually throw on a T-shirt or quick dry type shirt for the bike and run. Mind you I haven't done anything longer than a sprint yet.
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2014-07-25 8:02 AM
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I wear a compression shirt in the swim and when I get to T1 I throw on either a bike shirt or just a shirt from a previous event if it is a short race where i do not a pocket in my shirt
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2014-07-25 11:18 AM
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Subject: RE: What does everyone wear for a top?
I have a zoot 2xl top and 2xl shorts. I used to have 2xu but being 6'6" and 330 lbs and having a big belly it became something Britney spears used to wear (need to update my references I know).

I have no idea my dimensions though. Maybe I can measure myself this weekend.
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2014-07-25 2:13 PM
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Subject: RE: What does everyone wear for a top?

I had similar problems with 2XU tops.  I have a 46" chest and could barely squeeze into a XXL top.  When I unzipped it the zipper would pull apart at the bottom.  Just too tight. 

I'm currently wearing a Louis Garneau top and that works pretty well.  Our club's kit is made by Hawk and their XXL fits me pretty well also, plus I was able to get a 'long' which fits my torso better.

One more thing:  See if you can step into your top and pull it up over your shoulders rather than by pulling it on over your head and shoulders.  That makes it a lot easier if you have a large chest & shoulders.

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