In September Tri Sirena launched our Kona 2018 Special Edition Collection, ALI'I EYES ON ME. This collection features a Sleeved Aero Skinsuit, a Sleeved Tri Top and Tri Shorts. All which are custom made with UPF50, moisture wicking material.
As with all of our apparel, this was a labor of love for CEO Stefani Schuetz. "For our Kona 2018 special edition women's triathlon collection - Ali’i Eyes on Me - we wanted the design to be a bold and abstract interpretation of the tropics. Starting with a subtle tropical pattern, we then added pink holographic imagery and a colorful abstract pattern to create a collection that is both edgy and feminine."
The collection is named after the coastal road, Ali'i Drive in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
A few of our Sirens have already checked out Ali'i Eyes on Me and had a lot to say about it! But before we get to the reviews, here are all the details you need to know about this collection of triathlon performance gear.
Two Piece Ali'i Eyes on Me
- The top can be worn for triathlons or as a cycling jersey
- The top has a full-length zipper
- There are two back pockets for storage
- It also has a power grip band to avoid the top from "riding up"
- The tri shorts have a women-specific, Italian ultralight chamois
- 6" inseam
Or maybe you prefer a one-piece?
Ali'i Eyes on Me Sleeved Aero Skinsuit
- Made to be compressive and aerodynamic, so it should fit VERY tight
- Cool Black technology means the black fabric will be the same temperature as white fabric in the sun
- The fabric is also hydrophobic, which reduces drag while swimming
- Two back pockets for storage which are larger than the pockets on the two-piece version of this kit
- For immediate breathability, the half zipper can be fully unzipped to reveal a mesh lining with two secret pockets
But don't take our word for it! Here is what some of our Sirens are saying about Ali'i Eyes On Me.
"The bright and beautiful design made me feel safer on the open road because it is very eye-catching and thus making me more visible to drivers!" -Susan Oyler (@suchosoft)
"The Ali'i Eyes on Me tri kit performed beautifully! The material is super soft and comfortable. The chamois is perfect, not too thick and not too thin! It would do well for both short AND long course racing. " -Susan Oyler (@suchosoft)
"Tri Sirena products initially caught my eye because they are bright, eye-catching, so cute and unlike most other competitors, offer sun protection!! This is especially important to me after suffering multiple sunburns logging hour upon hour training outdoors. I value my health and skin protection is something I’ve taken seriously as I’ve grown older. So naturally, I HAD TO order the Ali’i Eyes on Me kit the minute it dropped!" - Kristen Sanderson (@kristnsanderson)
"This kit fits like a glove! It conforms to the body but doesn’t feel restricted when I’m on the bike or run. The fabric is soft and stretchy without losing shape. I really like the grip at the base of the jersey to keep it from riding up the back. The full zipper makes it easy for getting the jersey on and off, plus the neck is high without feeling restrictive. The tri shorts also have the nice grip around the thigh, which is great when hammering on the bike. The chamois is light, thinner and conforms to the body without chafing. This is exactly how I like it! No one really likes riding or running in a diaper. Well, at least I don’t anyway!" -Kristen Sanderson (@kristnsanderson)
"There weren’t many cons to this kit. The pockets are a bit small on the jersey. So, I really had to come up with other ways to carry my belongings. It wouldn’t fit an iPhone very well, however, easily carries a few gels or small bars. A pocket on the shorts might be nice for carrying nutrition. Now, I haven’t swum or raced in this kit, so I am not able to provide feedback on how it performs in the water.
Overall, I would highly recommend this kit to anyone looking to use for triathlon or cycling. The price-point is appropriate for the quality of the kit and comparable to other kits of equal or lesser quality. It’s flattering, fashionable, functional and best of all offers protection from the sun!" -Kristen Sanderson (@kristnsanderson)
"I just received my one piece Ali’i Eyes on Me kit in preparation for my first Ironman, Florida. I received such conflicting advice from friends as to one piece or two-piece for a first full, but this kit made my mind up. In testing the kit, I was blown away by how easy it is to get in and out of. How is it possible to be both compressive, form-fitting, and easy to put on and take off while soaking wet? Leave it to Tri Sirena to figure that puzzle out! The unique front opening and cooling mesh in the naval area are functional and flattering. The chamois is the perfect balance between enough padding on the bike and not too much for the run. I couldn’t be happier for this to be my first IM ensemble." - Sarah Vita (@sarahvita316)
Sarah loves this kit so much she had her helmet wrapped in the same design to match. So, only one question remains.
Are you ready for Ali'i Eyes on YOU?
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