The Cool Wings by DeSoto is a new to Running Wild product.  We love this solution for hot, HOT summer cycling.


Many of us in the Gulf Coast region love to ride at the beach. It’s a popular place to train and many of the most popular races in the region are held along the Gulf Coast.

Our local Tri Gulf Coast club and the popular Mere Mortals program is at the beach every week riding and training together. (If you don’t know about Mere Mortals you are missing out.  Check it out here and don’t miss the kick off on June 1.)

Check out TGC - Awesome Group!

Check out TGC – Awesome Group!

Beach cycling in the summer means: 1. HOT and 2. NO SHADE.  Most of us ride in our tri singlets or tops that leave our shoulders and arms completely exposed.  Also, the heat is unbearable but as determined triathletes and cyclists (yes runners are cyclists too!)…we continue to ride on.

Then, we found Cool Wings.  It’s basically a “shrug” that turns any tri singlet or top into a long sleeve top.


Sounds hot right?  Well with DeSoto’s unique blend of fabric, it actually keeps the moisture on your body while still remaining breathable and keeping you COOL.

Weird but awesome, RIGHT?!

Here, owner Cherie Epstein demonstrates how to use Cool Wings (yes her awesome Tri Suit is available now at Running Wild):

In case you were wondering, the bike in this video came from Gulf Coast Cycle and Tri. It’s fierce, pink and camouflaged. Three key factors for a tri girl.

Skin Cooler™ fabrics block 75% of UVB rays (the burning rays). We recommend you still wear sunscreen underneath these products, however keeping your skin covered is an essential part of the skin care equation. It is crucial to keep in mind that a sunscreen’s (whichever brand you may choose) SPF/UPF rating refers only to its ability to protect skin from UVB radiation. Because we know that UVA damage can be just as insidious, it is essential for the health of your skin that you use a sunscreen that contains the UVA-protecting ingredients of titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and/or avobenzone.

We hope you love Cool Wings as much as we do.

Cooler riding with no sunburns = WINNING IN TRAINING!

Come check them out today at Running Wild.  And as always, thanks for keeping it local.  We appreciate your business.