Friday, December 19, 2008

Skinfit USA has partnered with Christine Jeffrey

Professional triathlete, Christine Jeffrey, is now a Skinfit athlete. Most recently she placed 5th at the Xterra World Championships. She is a stellar swimmer with a background in ITU racing. She has switched her focus to Xterra and we are excited to see her progress as she chases a World Championship title!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Two Skinfit athletes stand atop the podium

Both James Walsh and Trevor Glavin won their respective class at a XC race just outside San Diego, California two weeks ago. After those fine performances they teamed up for the 12 hours of Temecula and finished 3rd. They are both wearing the new "Skinfit Racing Team" cycling kits.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Victor Plata wins Treasure Island ITU Pan-American Cup

Photo: USA Triathlon / Jason Mucher

Victor Plata wins ITU Pan American Cup in San Francisco

The 35-year-old Plata - who won at the Pacific Grove Triathlon just a few weeks ago - used a strong run to pull away from Olympian Matt Reed and win in 1:54:29. Joe Umphenour was second in 1:54:47, with Brian Fleischmann in third in 1:55:03.

"I think this is the biggest win in my career," said an emotional Plata, who pumped both arms in the air after breaking through the finish tape. "I'm so blessed today, so lucky. I've had a pretty tough go of it. It was a great way to finish the season. I came in dead last at the Olympic Trials. It was rough. I took a couple months off then really resurrected my season at Pacific Grove."

Victor wore a blue and white Skinfit Speedsuit II on his way to his great win. Here is what Victor says about the Skinfit Speedsuit II:
"A triathlon racing uniform has to reduce drag in the swim, feel comfortable on the bike, and keep me cool on the run. The Skinfit Tri Speedsuit meets all of my racing requirements, and looks great too! "

The entire Skinfit USA team would like to congratulate Victor on his outstanding results to close out the 2008 season. Great job, Vic!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yvonne van Vlerken finishes 2nd in Kona!

Skinfit athlete Yvonne van Vlerken finished 2nd at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. The entire Skinfit USA team would like to congratulate Yvonne on this outstanding achievement. Yvonne prepared herself for the race in our backyard at Lake Tahoe (CA) and it looks like all the hard work at altitude paid off.

"The 2nd place finish in this world-class field was a lot of hard work. It is definitely the most important result of my career. My Ironman worldrecord earlier this year was a step in the right direction, but you cannot call yourself a complete longdistance triathlete until you have proven yourself in Kona!"

Monday, October 27, 2008

Skinfit in full-effect at the Xterra World Championships

Skinfit was in full-effect at the Xterra World Championships this weekend in Maui! Julie Dibens won the women's race and was crowned Xterra World Champion for the second year in a row...she was wearing a blue Skinfit speedsuit! The speedsuit helped her fly through the water and stay cool during the hot temperatures.
On the men's side, the 2nd place man was wearing skinfit tri shorts and the 12th place man was wearing our "mamba" speedsuit!
Not a bad day for Skinfit on US soil!
You too can wear what the pros were wearing by visiting our webshop at, click on the USA tab.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Skinfit pro at Xterra Nationals...

Skinfit pro Will Kelsay just took 12th at Xterra Nationals!
You can't miss this guy out there...he embraces the Skinfit lifestyle, LOVES the sport of triathlon and is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet! We are lucky to have him!
Great job Will!

Tinley's adventures (tri-california series)

Two Skinfit professional athletes, Victor Plata and Reto Waeffler competed in the 3rd event of the tri-california series yesterday at Lopez Lake in San Luis Obispo. Victor was 3rd and Reto was 8th...two Skinfit athletes in the top 10!

-Reto showing great form as he tears up one of the many hills on the course

-Victor is all smiles as he nears the finish-line

We also had representation from the Monterey Bay Multi-Sport is great to see the young guns in the sport getting after it!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Skinfit USA athlete Victor Plata wins Pacific Grove Triathlon

Skinfit USA athlete and 2004 Olympian Victor Plata has won the Triathlon at Pacific Grove for the second year in a row. With his win at Pacific Grove, Victor has taken over the lead in the Tricalifornia Pro Series. We wish Vic all the best for his race at Nationals this weekend.
In the same race at Pacific Grove, skinfit athlete Reto Waeffler finished 14th in his first pro race after a longer injury break. In addition, many young athletes from Monterey Bay Multisport (MBM Racing) came out on top in their age divisions. Skinfit blue was definitely the most prominent color on the race course as well as on the podium!

Most of our athletes were competing in the super fast Skinfit Speedsuit II. Here is what Victor has to say about his Speedsuit: "A triathlon racing uniform has to reduce drag in the swim, feel comfortable on the bike, and keep me cool on the run. The Skinfit Tri Speedsuit meets all of my racing requirements, and looks great too!"

Check out our product review post from last month about the Speessuit II below.

Congratulations to all the athletes and keep living skinfit!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Skinfit at the olympics!

Phillip Waeffler (Swiss Olympic pentathlete--1996, Atlanta) coaches the Canadian Pentathlon National Team and he took them to Beijing to tackle the best in the world.
We caught him in a Skinfit Aero shirt...he says it is the best and most comfortable shirt he has ever worn! Olympians around the world wear Skinfit, shouldn't you?!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Discount available for a limited time!

Hi all,
We just wanted to give you an update that our webshop is now online and ready to go! Please visit , click on USA, then Shop and you will see the entire product lineup that we carry in the United States. You can either place your order through the website or directly with us via Email (,phone (805)322-7546, or in person.
Thanks for your interest and support. As a token of our appreciation, we are offering a 15% DISCOUNT on your first order until the end of September. To take advantage of this one-time offer use the promo code: BLOG upon check out or let us know by email.
Have a great rest of the season!
Skinfit USA

PS We also have a limited number of Special Edition items such as all-white tri pants and tops or MAMBA green speedsuits. Perfect for those of you who will be competing in the heat of Maui or Kona (or those of you who are cool enough to pull off an all-white race uniform in general!). The Special Edition items are not available through the webshop and can only be ordered directly through us.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Skinfit Speedsuit II product review

The Ironman World Championships, Xterra World Championships and 70.3 World Championships are just around the corner so all of you looking to get a new racesuit that will promise you faster swim times and comfort throughout the race look no further!
Our speedsuit is unique in that it is very fast in the water (and will get you the faster swim splits your looking for) but can also be worn throughout the race because it's not made from neoprene and it offers superior functionality.

Here are the specs on the Speedsuit II:

-A fast and comfortable racesuit for triathletes
-Guarantees better swimming times
-Special Teflon coating
-Flat seams to prevent chaffing
-Extremely hydrodynamic
-Integrated fleece cycling pad
-Back zip and white back
-Extremely breathable and flexible

Material:60% Micro - tactel, 40% Lycra
Gusset: 80% Coolmax extreme PES, 8% Elasthan fibre

Packing volume: 300 ml

Elite and amateur athletes around the world choose this suit on raceday because of its superior functionality, there is just nothing like it! We here at Skinfit have tested this suit in all situations and we have talked to athletes around the world to get their things is certain, the breathability, comfort and performance of this suit is unrivaled!

You can visit our website at (click on the USA tab)to learn more and to make a purchase.

Simply put, this suit will make you faster and will allow you maximum comfort even during the most stressful and challenging athletic situations, like racing in Kona and/or Maui.

-Three Skinfit II speedsuits conquered the Xterra West Championships this year! Victor Plata, Trevor Glavin, Will Kelsay

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Skinfit USA is now operational!!!!

Alright, Skinfit USA is finally up and running! Everyone can now visit our website to learn more about our products and to purchase the best gear known to man!
Through this blog we will highlight various Skinfit products, discuss the functionality of our different product lines, and share stories and race results from sponsored athletes, teams, and those that love living the Skinfit lifestyle.
We are very excited to be bringing this premier European brand to U.S. soil...we know you will love Skinfit products as much as we do!
Have a great day!