The biggest challenge in making triathlon (or any other sport for that matter) is of course that the athlete should feel safe and trust that the plate and the bag is secure, without interfering and remain like that throughout the exercise. To address this, I have chosen to take advantage of a number of aids. On a daily basis I use Coloplast Sensura Xpro plates with extra adhesiveness and a Coloplast Brava sealing ring. In addition, a Carefix Stomasafe net bandage that holds pouch into the body.
For competitions I also use a Coloplast Brava edge protection to be “double” sure that the plate does not come loose because of swimming or sweating. As for the bag i use Coloplast Sensura midi or maxi. I have struggled a lot with air in the bag, also called ballooning, which especially comes after swimming. To address this problem, I’ve found solution by installing an additional filter on the bag as well as a “valve” called Osto-Ez-Vent. In the picture below you can see the full kit I make use of.
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- "Timetrialling hurts" - Coach Troy Jacobson