The 3 vertical pockets might not make sense to someone who has not endured an Ironman distance or half Ironman distance in very hot weather. However, the pockets line up along your spine and are designed to help your body cool. De Soto's Shirt is great for aid station ice, sponges, or for carrying gel packets. You might be used to only using the lower pocket of your current jersey, but you will quickly find the upper pocket to be great for carrying sunglasses, a cell phone or your mp3 player. The center pocket may require the help of the aid station or a bit more flexibility on the part of the wearer.
- Pockets are not designed to carry excessive weight such as water bottles, gel flasks, or any comparable weight
- Upper pocket to be great for carrying sunglasses, a cell phone or your mp3 player
- The pockets line up along your spine and are designed to help your body cool