The Vero Pro Short Sleeve Doppio Tri Suit essentially pairs the Vero Pro Short Sleeve Jersey and Tri Shorts with a few important advantages. The shorts fit better and stay in place more easily thanks to the top holding them up and the jersey stays aero more easily thanks to the shorts pulling down the jersey. The ‘secret’ is that the jersey is sewn about 2/3 of the way around the top of the shorts, providing the comfort of separates and the fit and aero advantages of a skinsuit.
The Vero Pro line uses stretchier fabrics with less compression than you find in the FR-C Pro garments. This change makes them easier to get into and out of.
The top mix features a full zipper to make getting in and out a breeze. The zipper finishes its route at the neck inside a zipper garage to minimize the likelihood of chafing. The neck itself is slightly scooped with no collar to lie flat whether running or riding, even when unzipped. The arms don’t feature hems, but the sleeves are contoured at the ends so they can lie flat for better aerodynamics; because of the fit, no gripper material is necessary.
That material, the front panels, shoulders, and sleeves are made of a stretchy, smooth microfiber that wicks well. The back is made of three-dimensional, woven, directional-stretch textile that is great at evaporating sweat, something that is nice on the ride and super on the run and is strong enough to prevent over-stuffed pockets from sagging. Those pockets have side access and actually are underneath the back panel, keeping them super aero. The pockets, collar, and jersey waist hem are finished with Lycra piping for comfort.
The shorts are adapted from the Vero Pro Tri Shorts. The biggest difference is the contoured front panel that replaces the drawstring. As the sewn-on top basically functions as bibs, no drawstring is necessary.
The main textile deployed for these bottoms is Top Gear Lycra Power. It’s a durable, abrasion-resistant, low-compression, high-stretch spandex that is finished with a Durable Water Repellant (DWR) treatment to minimize water-logging, whether that’s sweating on a run, a steep climb, or even a swim. The DWR treatment also improves durability as it improves the garment’s resistance to chlorine.
These bottoms are available in five colors: Anthracite, Black, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, and Red. The gripper bands can be sublimated.
The last step is choosing the chamois. Chamois choice is notoriously personal and Giordana honors the athlete’s ability to find one that suits their needs. Giordana offers three pad options, each of differing thickness, to be sewn into the bottoms via Tri-Stitch sewing. This three-step zigzag method makes the chamois short for greater comfort and durability.
- Full zipper with garage at top.
- Low neck for aerodynamics, comfort, and microclimate control.
- Front panels and sleeves are smooth and stretchy, UPF 30+.
- The back panel, UPF 20+, features a three-dimensional weave for moisture transpiration.
- The back panel was treated with Microfresh to minimize the impact and odors of sweat.
- Two side-access pockets.
- Lycra piping finishes the neck, front waist hem, and pockets.
- Leg hems are 5cm wide and can be sublimated with color and design.
- Legs, excluding the hems, are DWR-treated Top Gear Lycra Power, UPF 50+.
- Leg colors are Anthracite, Black, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, and Red.
- Three chamois choices, all with a top layer of aloe vera-infused Cirro fabric.