La Sportiva tried selling racing suits in North America a few years ago. Unfortunately the suits were too awesome for the nascent local market, which couldn’t stomach the nearly $600 price tag. Not a company that accepts failure, La Sportiva has managed to produce almost-as-awesome suits (just missing the previously included hood and gloves) at a *much* better price.
The Syborg Racing Suit features a reasonably warm lycra weave that, combined with the darker color, makes it feasible to wear by itself. It has all the race suit features you’d expect:
Update 2016/17: The suit has a new, faster color scheme.
|Pockets||Outer skins, bottle, & transceiver; two big inner front pouches|
|Cuffs||Boot buckle cutouts + stirrups|
|Materials||Polyester, nylon, polypropylene, spandex|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Racing, efficient touring|
|Notes||Both vertical & horizontal boot buckle cutouts|
|Bottom Line||Fully functional black & yellow|