The DNA is a two-piece training and racing getup from Dynafit. Featuring the Nilit® Innergy fabric technology, the DNA jacket is a tight fitting top that helps you get to the top. Innergy is a nylon 66 fiber that reflects heat as infrared rays, which purportedly causes an increase in performance due to deep heating. Whether or not that cuts down your time, the jacket looks cool and is functional. An up-zip provides access a kangaroo pouch for stashing of skins and energy (the caloric kind, not metaphysical). An outer zip pocket is great for a key or id, perfect for quick laps before/after work or even a race. This Training Jacket is built with racing DNA.
- Four-way stretch fabric is woven with radical claims and spandex.
- Tight Fit hood obviates the need for a hat or headband under your helmet.
- Elastic hem has silicone grip so it stays in place, especially on the pant.
- Multiple pockets let you carry a few essentials with quick, secure access.
- Pocket sewn into the back of the collar for headlamps with external battery packs.
|Waist||Elastic with silicone grip|
|Materials||Nilit-Innergy, an energy boosting nylon|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Bottom Line||A race ready, lightweight top|
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Questions & Reviews
I've had a few suits and tops from various companies including Dynafit.
The most interesting compare/contrast is with my PDG top from Dynafit.
In common, they have the same slim design that fits me perfectly (U.S. Small for 5'8" & 145 lb -- or so I like to think on both measurements...), a hood (which is relatively rare now in race wear), a very open mesh back, a zippered chest pocket just big enough for a typical phone with relatively slim case, an interior flap-cover pocket for a car key or beacon (at races that don't require a zipper for that beacon), and some sort of stretchy material with various technical-sounding buzz words.
The DNA though ditches the PDG's thumb holes on the sleeves, which are nice for cold days, but a bit bulky otherwise.
The DNA also doesn't zip open completely, so with a solid band of elastic around the waist, the pockets are shifted from outside pockets to inside kangaroo pouches instead. That might sound small, but still a big design difference. As for which is better, I like them both, so hard to say!
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