Theaward-winning Lava collection was launched in 2013 and is designed specifically with long distance athletes in mind. The top and shorts won the Triathlon 220 Magazine Editor’s choice award with a 92% rating and the range has been a massive success with Ironman athletes racing all over the world.
Thanks to the popularity of the range, new products have been added and even further research and development has been conducted to ensure maximum performance and comfort. The garment you wear in anIronman event can significantly affect your performance and therefore this rangeis designed to be lightweight, super- comfortable, exceptionally breathable, supportive and functional. New fabrics and features make the latest Lava collection an absolute must-have for anybody racing in long distance events.
What makes this product different:
Premium woven fabrics ensure maximum performance and comfort throughout the race.
Aerodynamic design with short sleeves for an improved profile on the bike and added sun protection.
Ergonomic panel design, fit and fabric locations designed for temperature control.
Large, functional pocket design for race day nutrition.
For the Aero Top with Short Sleevesour priorities when designing this top were:
Comfort next to the skin
Functional fabric with optimum temperature control
Easy access to pockets for nutrition
The Aero Top is a very useful piece of kit to have in the locker. Event conditions can change quickly and with more Ironman events taking place earlier and later in the season this top is designed tohelp you brave the elements. With 3/4 length sleeves and slightly thicker fabric than the rest of the Lavarange this top offers some unique properties which makes it suitable for warm weather races but alsoperfect as an extra layer or worn by itself in cooler or wet conditions.
The top is made from Zone3's Sensory Fabricwhich is effective in a number of ways:
The fabric is extremely smooth and soft to touch meaning it feels fantastic next to the skin, exactly what you would want for such a long event.
It is also highlybreathable and sweat wicking for optimum temperature control. In warmer conditions the fabric willwork tokeep you cool, especially when wet. In cooler conditions,itworks to maintain body warmth whilst still ensuring aerodynamics.
We would recommend the Lava Tri Top for hot conditions, the Aero Top for temperate or changeable conditions and a combination of the Lava Tri suit or Tri Top with the Aero Top as the outer layer for cool conditions.
The fabric offers 360o stretch for total freedom of movement and comfort.
The optical white colour helps reflect the suns heat and offershigh UPF protection.
The fit is designed to keep the body as aerodynamic as possible:The panel design uses minimalnumber of seams and the front is higher and the back is lower,allowing for optimum comfort and coverage when in the aero position. The tight fit makes it suitable to be worn underneath the wetsuit during a swim, otherwise we would recommend putting it on in T1 if it is a non-wetsuit swim.
Nutrition storage:Is maximised with big pockets on the back to stock up on nutrition and make it easy to access whilst on the bike or run.
A full front zipper:This allowsextra airflow and ventilation if required.
Designed:To fit with the Lava Tri Shorts, this set will get you from the start to finish in the best time possible andhelp control yourbodytemperature at the same time.