I have worn these about 15 times since I was lucky to get these run hipsters at the Cairns pop up. The fabric is amazing, and works well in both very hot and humid climates and also in cooler climates. They do not ride up and do not chafe even when wet from rain, sweat or water crossings. I have mainly worn these for trail running, including one long run that included two river crossings that we had to swim across. Afterwards even after another 10km of running there was no chafing and the fabric did not take on water, so remained light weight. I am going to also use these for OCR training because they perform so well in water transitioning from run to swim and also have a very smooth fabric and seams meaning they will not snag on obstacles. Yes, these are an investment item but they wash so well and I am very impressed with wear so far. The halycon days print is gorgeous and looks great even if a little bit stretched. To explain, my glutes and quads are larger proportionately to my waist size, so I purchased the XS to fit my waist meaning that the fabric is stretched more over my glutes. Sometimes with prints they will distort and look white when stretched but this print does not do that and will be flattering on a variety of body types. Highly recommend the run hipsters and halcyon days print.
Grab your tape measure, make sure it is held flat, not twisted and always make sure that it is held firmly, not cutting in or squashing the area you are measuring. Please take the measurements below and compare them to the size chart to find the size that is right for you.
Taking your measurements whilst naked will give you your exact measurements, but if you intend wearing a garment (like a sports bra under your trikit), then take your measurements with those garments on.
CHEST/BUST – Place tape measure around the fullest and widest part of your bust (usually the part with the nipples!) Be careful not to let the tape measure slip down at the back, or squash you.
WAIST – Place tape measure between the bottom of your ribs and the top of your hip bones (the easiest way to find your waist is to stand in front of front of a mirror and suck your tummy in hard - you should see it!). It's also usually the narrowest part of your natural waistline.
HIP – Place the measuring tape around the fullest, widest part, usually over your bottom or at the top of your thighs between your hips and thighs.
HEIGHT – In bare feet, stand against a wall and mark the point perpendicular to the top of your head. Measure up to this point from the floor.
These measurements do not include ease, which is the amount of extra space allowed in a garment for comfort and movement. The amount of ease added can greatly differ depending on the fit of the garment.
Still not sure about what size you could be? Our two product models are good examples.
Amanda is wearing the 2P trisuits and is a Small. Amanda is 177cm tall, Bust 85cm, Waist 70cm, Hips 89cm
Katie is wearing all of our other products in an XS. Katie is 156cm tall, Bust 80cm, Waist 68cm, Hips 91cm.