Gear evolution: 2002 through to 2019
Saw the introduction of the first formal club gear design. A snazzy and skimpy number, sure to break ITU race rules!
The next incarnation of Cork Tri gear arrived in 2006. Sugoi were the supplier, initially only tri top and shorts per the template shown right. They had that design, we just picked blue colour and provided logo. no real customisation involved.
Sugoi had min order of 25 per item or something so not feasible, moved to Kalos with same design (they had min of 10 items), also they included cycle gear. After Kalos, there was gear from Santini but issues with fit etc.
The creative spark for the wave design came from the collective input of Eidin Christie, Ivan Kelleher and Aoife Mahony with Champion systems supplying the gear initially. Generation 3 design has been retained through a few different suppliers, changing to Velo Revolution in 2014 and Orca more recently in 2017.
Fast forward to 2019 and Peter Blisset with Verge have brought a fresh new design to our lycra wardrobe. There’s only been limited photo shoots to date! But no doubt our roving club paparazzi will be busy snapping photos during the upcoming Schull club race!