Friday, May 29, 2009

Product highlight: SLS3 FX Race Short

The FX Race Triathlon Shorts provides compression and muscle targeted support to critical areas in the legs and gluteus by decreasing muscle vibration, thus reducing the risk of micro tears and injury. Our special Oxy-Power material supports quadriceps and hamstrings like a muscle sheath and keeps them aligned, optimizing muscle performance and delaying the onset of fatigue.

Leave the competition behind in SLS3 Intelligent Race Apparel™, designed to help you reduce lactic acid build-up, increase muscle oxygenation and enhance circulation which results in a better overall performance for you.

Oxy-Power Lycra for body contoured shape and maximized muscle oxygenation - more than 12% power output on average
Flatlock clean finished, anatomically placed seams eliminate chafing and provide durability and comfort
Bioactive, quick drying 4-way pad with ergonomic Y-shape provides optimal breathability and moisture transport
With antibacterial , odor eliminating silver ion thread
Elastic waistband and drawstring keep short firmly in place
8" inseam length
Softleg finish

The Triathlon short comes in 3 different colors:

raven black/ white
thunder grey/ white
daredevil red / white

and 4 sizes:


Many of our customers claim the FX short is the most comfortable short they have ever worn and well worth the $90!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

LA Marathon
The compression socks and sleeves are getting more and more recognized. We sold a ton of socks and sleeves, probably more socks than sleeves....

Monday, May 18, 2009

Jessica Jacobs wins in Austin
By Leland Black
Jessica Jacobs won the inaugural
race of the Trek Women Triathlon
Series today in Austin, TX, with an
over all time of 1 hour 9 minutes.
The race consisted of an 800 meter
swim in Lake Decker, a hilly 12
mile bike, and a muddy off-road 3.1
mile run.
“It was really great to go out to do a
hard, short race today and go all
out from start to finish,” Jacobs
said. “However, what was really
special was getting back to the
grassroots part of the sport and
rocking the SLS3 Triathlon shorts.
Witnessing some women who had
never competed or raced before
and to see the look in their eyes
when they crossed the finish line
was priceless. I was honored to
wish them well as they finished their
The Trek Women Triathlon Series
was founded by triathlon legends
Sally Edwards and Maggie
Sullivan; their mission is to
“promote women to become more
physically active” by “making the
race experience for women in
triathlon even better than it’s been.”
More information and future race
dates can be found at
Coming up next for Jacobs is
Ironman Coeur d’Alene followed by
the Quelle Challenge Roth iron
distance race in Germany, where
she will attempt to break the world
record for the 112 mile bike course.

May 2009
Is it summer yet? Triathlete Magazine's swimsuit issue says 'yes'!
SLS3 made it into the magazine as well - see our FX Racesuit Triathlon Suit on page 72 - at newsstands now. (Image: Triathlete Magazine)

Read Steve Larsen's latest review of SLS3 products.
Wildflower Triathlon Festival
As always, the first weekend in May is dedicated to Wildflower, the Woodstock of triathlon festivals. SLS3 was present to support our athletes. Jordan Rapp placed 4th, Benjamin Hoffman was 9th, both showing promising form in this still young season. Brian Lavelle, now sporting a full beard, had an unfortunate puncture on the bike after it had rained all day before the race. Ain-Alar Juhanson from Estonia took in the Half Ironman as preparation for Ironman Lanzarote in 3 weeks and finished 19th in the very competitive pro field.

Lanzarote Olympic Distance
Speaking of Ironman Lanzarote, Bella Bayliss took in the Olympic Distance race last weekend and won. Bella, like Ain-Alar, will be racing the Ironman race there in a few weeks.

St. Croix 70.3 Half Ironman
Just one day after the Wildflower Half lots more triathletes had some fun climbing the legendary beast of St. Croix.
Canadian pro Wolfgang Guembel had a great day and finished 9th, wife Nicole finished 12th in the pro women's field. Brazilian SLS3 athlete Marcus Ornellas was 13th. Full results.

Japan Strongman
It was indeed a very busy race weekend all over the world. In Japan, the famous long distance race Strongman took place. Racing were Japanese married pro triathletes Hiro and Maki Nishiuchi, both sporting SLS3 compression socks.
Hiro finished 4th in the pro men's division while wife Maki took 3rd on the podium in the women's pro field.