Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New SLS3 Cycling Kits.

The SLS3 cycling kits have just arrived. We have a very limited quantity of those available. The prices are:
Jersey $ 50
Bib $ 60
Kit (Jersey+Top) $100
The items are not available on our website. If you are interested in one of our kits please contact us at

Friday, October 22, 2010

How much compression do you want?

Review by Adam Casseday and Katie Wolpert:

SLS3 compression tights are the real deal. I have used compression products in the past, but was not sold on their ability to actually compress enough to make a difference. The SLS3 compression recovery tight takes compression to another level though. Be prepared to spend at least five minutes to get these tights on and off as the graduated compressive nature (20-30 mmHg pressure, the company claims) adds this difficulty, but is what makes them work so well. These are undoubtedly not running tights, but purely for recovery purposes. As far as style, they are not the most flattering apparel on the market and you certainly can’t hide anything with their extremely snug fit. I put these tights on immediately after a 100 mile race and left them on for the next twelve hours underneath a pair of jeans. The extra support was nice for tired legs, but the compression was a little uncomfortable and restrictive for such a long period of time. The next morning though, my legs felt the best ever after running a 100-miler. Was it the compression tights or just proper training? I’d say a little of both, but I have no doubt that the SLS3 tights made a significant difference in my recovery.
Read the full article here.

Monday, September 13, 2010

3rd place for Camilla Lindholm in Zofingen

SLS3 athlete Camilla Lindholm had a great race at the Duathlon in Zofingen. She finished 3rd at the "Mother" of all Duathlons rocking her SLS3 Triathlon Suit.
"This Sunday I competed in the Powerman World Championships in Duathlon (Zofingen) and was 3d! I knew that 3weeks of recovery is not much and just after the race in Copenhagen I got a terrible stomach bug with high fever and all that comes with bad stomach :). Many of us got it because of the infected swim water. But I felt that I recovered well and felt strong (except from my stomach that still is not alright). The race course is very very demanding and I live in a pancake flat area in Sweden very different from Switzerland and the alps :). But after the first run of 10km I felt fine and out on the 150km bike ride I tried to be conservative with my pace and I biked along with Erika Csomor for a long time. The last run was 30km and very demanding, I did knew that from last year but felt good off the bike. I was in second place and run the same pace as Erika even though I thought I took it slow. Then, 7-8km from the finish something happened, I felt dizzy and had a tingle feeling all over my body. I could not run in a straight line and not even walk. I don`t remember how I got to the finish line but I am happy that I made it and finishing 3d. I think that I run out of salt and electrolytes. Having completed an Ironman and get hit by a stomach disease is not the best way to prepare for an event like this."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

SLS3® Compression Recovery Tight just arrived.

The long awaited SLS3 compression recovery tight is finally here and available for purchase.
Our Tekweb technology makes this the ultimate must have garment for everybody. Use them after hard training and races, wear them underneath slacks at work, lounge in them at home, sport them during long travel time in planes, trains and automobiles.
Our recovery tights will aid your body in getting oxygenated blood into your legs, removing lactate and other waste products and move them upwards towards the heart - a task your body usually does on its own with a lot of effort.
Graduated compression most prominent at the ankle and decreasing upwards towards your waist provides just the right amount of help for your body's vein pump.

20-30mmHg of graduated compression
Seamless TekWeb technology
Low cut elastic waistband

Sizing recommendation:
Size 2 fits 5'0"-5'6" and 110-140lbs
Size 3 fits 5'2"-5'8" and 130-160lbs
Size 4 fits 5'6"-6'0" and 145-175lbs
Size 5 fits 5'8"-6'2" and 165-195lbs
Size 6 fits 6'0-6'6" and 185-215lbs

Tights fit best if both measurements are in the middle of the respective size ratio.
If you have both measurements on the upper end of a size, you need to size up.
If you have both measurements on the lower end of a size, you need to size down.
If you are short but heavy within a size - that is your size. If you are tall but skinny within a size - that is your size.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Challenge Copenhagen - Denmark

SLS3 athletes Camilla Lindholm and Petr Varbousek rocked the Challenge race in Copenhagen.
Camilla finished a strong 3rd place just behind Rebekah Keat and Belinda Granger.

"I was so happy since I had a terrible race in Challenge Kraichgau earlier, I was 7th pro due to sickness. This is my best result so far in a big international triathlon and my running split was the best in the field. Now I am trying to get ready for Zofingen the 5/9. And I must say that I love your compression socks, I wear them before, under and after races and even with a skirt on :)! Many thanks :)!"

Petr Vabrousek finished 4th overall and is preparing for the Ironman race in Canada on August 28th.
Chris McDonald had a a bad day at the Challenge race - see what he had to say:

What happened honey ?...........

This is how I remember the end of my run at challenge Copenhagen while staring at the ceiling of an ambulance.
Lets rewind back to the start .
Race day dawned to a cool damp day but by no means the torrential down pour we experience the day before with a 50 year rain fall record with flooded roads and TT helmets floating around transition like canoes.
7am and the 2 tonne canon fires on the beach of Copenhagen and we were off. Unlike my last two races I got off to a great start and was sitting comfortably in the lead group and thinking about the day ahead. At some point during the swim there was a small split in the group with 4 or 5 just slipping away but I was ok with where I was at. As we hit the banks I got the split that the group was just 50 sec up the road .
Onto the bike...I moved quickly through transition and was the first of the group to jump on the bike and made my way up to the small group before leaving this point everything was going to plan and the day was well under way. As we rolled out onto the coast I took a look back and the group was now 15-20 guys .
Most”of the players were taking part in setting the pace as we made our way up the coast before turning into the technical inland section of the course. I played one of my cards here and we got the group down to 5...perfect I thought everything is still going to plan . Once again we were all taking part in setting the pace when I looked back and saw that the rest of the group was making it way back as the pace was slowing …..time to play the next hand in my game plan ...I pulled out of the group and picked up the pace ! As I was making my way up the left side of the group I hear the whistle....# 5 into the next penalty box.....?? “ are you kidding me I am on the front of the group” …. Apparently I gained an advantage from a media motor bike that was on the left side of the road taking photos from the front of the group?....27 professional Ironmans and about the same in half Ironmans and this was a first for me. Anyone who knows me know I hate drafters!
First thought , “its ok chris 4 min is nothing a lot of people have won races after something like this!” I mount the stead again after the 80 km aid station. I get the next split at 105 km... the lead group is down to 90 sec. As I rolled back out onto the coast again I could now see the lead vehicle and the group of guys ...”ok were back to plan” ! BOOM! Flat tire!
SHIT! “ its ok chris fix it and get back on with the job at hand” I made as quick as work as possible with getting the new spare on and was again back to work. 120Km - all good , 130 km making time on the group again , 140km took a big chunk of time through the technical section of the course 150 km Pssst Pssst Boom ! SHIT! Flat #2
At this point I am now left standing on the side of the road hoping that a car will come by to give me a ride back to town . Just as I start the walk towards town I hear another amateur athlete offer me a can of pit this point I had been there for well over 5 min and I thanked the guy immensely ,inflated the tire and we where off again.
T2 . I get a look from marilyn like.....well the hell have you been! ( I know thats what I would have been thinking ) Last time she saw me I was with the lead group and had a smile a mile wide and everything was going to I was not looking to chipper! I started the run in 8th place and had decide with all the things that had happened to just give it a crack and see how things would turn out.
So... some were after 80 km I left my brain on the side of the road and had stopped taking care of myself.... as I ran out onto the board walk of Copenhagen I could barely see 15 feet in front of me....” its ok things will come around and you will be fine “ . lap one didn't loose any time “ but I still cant see more than 15 feet . Lap 2 lost about 2 min but now can only see 10 feet in front of me. Lap three.....what happened honey!
So I have never felt so in control to so out of control in a mater of 60 min... yes I know you are reading this saying “douche bag! “ Why would you stop hydrating ...why didn’t you take any of your me I said the same thing to myself!
I spent 60 min in the ambulance 2 hours in medical tent 4 liters of IV and the whole next day wondering what could have been.
The good news is apparently I collapsed right in front of my dear wife and she caught my head before it hit the cobbles and today on the flight back to the US I feel great!
Train safe

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ironman Lake Placid - an incredible week

We were at the IM Lake Placid last week and worked together with High Peaks Cyclery. It was an amazing experience and here are some of the impressions.

Ben rocked Lake Placid - he won his first Ironman with a little bit of help from SLS3.

Those guys had so much fun...

Petr had an amazing race, just one week after his 8th place at the NYC Triathlon, he finished 2nd in LP racing the SLS3 Triathlon shorts.

Spencer working overtime in the shop - so many bikes to fix... good for him that he is wearing compression socks.

SLS3 pad technology.

The first female tandem (blind female athlete/female guide) to compete an Ironman - we hooked them up with SLS3 compression socks.

Inside the store.

A very happy customer.

Joacelyn Wong - the Wongstar getting ready for the race.

Try them and and compare.

German candy - very popular during the week.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Huge weekend for SLS3!

This weekend was very successful for SLS3. Tereza Macel finished 3rd at the Challenge Race in Roth/GER. She finished in 9:09 hours and set a PB on the run wearing her SLS3 compression socks. SLS3 was once again the fastest compression sock in this race.
We are looking forward to see her racing IM Canada at the end of August.
At the NYC Triathlon it was Filip Ospaly and Petr Vabrousek who finished 1st and 8th. Petr was just "warming up" for the IM Lake Placid next weekend.

Monday, June 28, 2010

6.26 and 6.27 weekend

The season is heating up more and more. It was a busy weekend for SLS3 athletes all over the globe. Petr Vabrousek won the Czech Ironman Championships in a new course record of 8:41h. In Nice, France, Romain Guillaume placed 5th in the classic long distance race wearing his new SLS3 triathlon suit5th place also went to Chris McDonald at IM Coeur d'Alene, and hot Lubbock, TX Ben Hoffman came 4th at the Buffalo Springs Half IM.
6.20 - Double Whammy for SLS3
It couldn't have gone any better at the 70.3 UK race. Bella Bayliss and Fraser Cartmell shined and both had a great race, both winning the Pro race wearing their compression socks.
6.13 - Ben Hoffman 2nd at 70.3 Boise, ID He is a force to be reckoned with, and Ben Hoffman is just getting stronger and stronger as the season continues. He finished a mere 10 seconds behind IM Hawaii champ Craig Alexander in Boise, ID.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ben Hofmann finished 2nd at IM 70.3 Boise

SLS3 athlete Ben Hofmann finished an impressive second place at the IM 70.3 Boise just 11 seconds behind Im World Champion Craig Alexander.
Hoffman put in a challenge for the title wearing the SLS3 compression sleeves, but was unable to catch the world champ. Alexander crossed the finish line in 4:02:01. Hoffman turned in a time of 4:02:21 to claim second, with Australia’s Tim Berkel finishing third at 4:08:08.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Super successful Memorial day weekend!

This weekend has been very special for us - it has been the most successful weekend ever in our 3 year history.
SLS3 athletes around the world earned top places at Ironman Brazil, Ironman 70.3 St. Poelten and the Giro D`Italia.
Ivan Basso won his second Giro after 2006. He used the SLS3 compression socks to recover after the stages. We are looking forward to seeing him at the Tour de France this year.
At the Ironman Brazil it was Petr Varbousek who finished 6th and Tereza Macel who won the race. Both of them where wearing SLS3 compression triathlon shorts. Petr loves the sleeves while Tereza was wearing the full socks.
And in Europe it was Filip Ospaly who won IM 70.3 in St. Poelten, beating Macca and Raelert, while wearing the SLS3 compression sleeves.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

SLS3 partners with USA Productions

Newly Triathlon company SLS3 announced today a partnership with USA Productions. The northern California race series combines entertainment and racing. The energy and enthusiasm of the Golden Gate Triathlon Series aligns perfectly with SLS3’s belief in celebrating the joy of Triathlon.
“We are excited to be partnering with a growing, dynamic company like the USA Productions and the Silicon Valley Sprint and International Triathlon at Almaden Lake Park in San Jose, CA on June 12th and 13th,” said Sebastian Linke, owner of SLS3. “To be able to join in on the party that is The Golden Gate Triathlon Series and to expose so many avid, inspiring athletes to the SLS3 brand by supporting their ambitions to compete longer, farther and faster is invaluable to us.”
SLS3 will have a significant presence at the Silicon Valley Sprint and International Triathlon. SLS3 will be the exclusive triathlon apparel brand available for purchase at each event’s Health and Fitness Expo, and SLS3 will be featured prominently at the start and finish lines.
Participating athletes will have the chance to win SLS3 triathlon gear and see the latest in compression socks and race apparel technology.
''Having the right technical gear and during Triathlon race is crucial to any athlete. SLS3 has made apparel with athletes in mind and they have proven themselves once again with the new FX line.''

Friday, May 14, 2010

This is how you win the USA 1 mile Championship

Just five days after his teammates swept the medal stand at the US 25K Championships, Jordan Horn (in blue on the right in the photo below) wins the Bronze Medal at the US 1 Mile National Championships in Minneapolis, MN. For Horn, this is his best ever finish at a US Championships and continues a breakthrough 2010, having already run under four minutes in the mile (3:58) this winter. His breakthrough performances in 2009 and 2010 have earned him the opportunity to race on the European track circuit this summer.
Horn now returns to the track with two tune-up races as he heads into the US National Track & Field Championships which will be held in late June in Iowa. He'll then head to Europe for a series of races in Belgium.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Successful weekend: Wildflower and IM St. George

Ironman St. George:
25% of the top 12 pros at the IM St. George in Utah have been using SLS3 compression socks. Ben Hoffman finished 2nd overall followed by Chris Mc Donald who finished just a few minutes behind him. Read the race report from Chris here.

photo: courtesy of

Wildflower Triathlon Festival:
We have been at the Wildflower Triathlon expo to present our new triathlon apparel and we want to thank everyone who had the time to stop by - we appreciate all the great feedback we received.
The next expo will be in San Dimas - Bonelli Park at the LA Tri Series on may 16th. We hope to see you there.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Camilla Lindholm European champ at Powerman Holland!

New SLS3 athlete Camilla Lindholm started off her season with a bang and dominated the European Duathlon Championships in Venray, Netherlands. Camilla had a lead over Germany's Ulrike Schwalbe of almost 5 minutes, she managed to pull away and secure a small gap on exiting T1, which she then went on the expand throughout the remainder of the race.
Says Camilla: "I really liked the triathlon suit  and the compression socks really helped me manage the long trip home by car, too.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

First Triathlon Expo of the year.

This beauty got a lot of attention at the expo.

We just came back from the first Triathlon Expo of the year. We have been at the Superfrog Expo in beautiful Coronado/San Diego.Thanks everyone who stopped by at our booth to see the latest innovation in Triathlon race (triathlon suit) and compression apparel. It was amazing to see how many facebook friends took the time to stop by to say hello. We really appreciate the feedback you gave us. We are looking forward to seeing you at the next Expo at the Big Rock Triathlon.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Upcoming Events

The race season has started (at least here in SoCal) and we picked a couple of events to attend this year:
- April 10th: Superfrog Triathlon/San Diego
- April 17th: Big Rock Triathlon/Perris

- April 29-Mai 2nd: Wildflower Triathlon

- May 16th: Tempe Triathlon
- May 23rd: Auburn Triathlon - The worlds toughest Half.

If you happen to be at one of these races stop by and take a look at our NEW line.
We will be showing SLS3 Compression socks/sleeves and SLS3 race apparel including our newest Triathlon suit.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

SLS3 Around the World Sling Backpack

.. just arrived: SLS3 Around the World Sling Backpack. This is the perfect bag for your SLS3 compression Socks or race apparel. Heavyweight 600 Denier Polyester Canvas. Size: 16 3/4" x 10 3/4". This backpack has out of this world features that include a rear adjustable elastic cord for yoga mat, blanket, towel or jacket, an adjustable top strap, a seamless front zippered pocket, a place to attach your headphone or MP3 outlet, convenient and comfortable carrying handles, an adjustable, heavily padded shoulder strap w/zippered pocket to store cell or other important accessories and a large roomy main compartment with zippered pocket inside. A place for everything and everything in its place when you have this sling backpack! The bags are intended for our pros but we do have a limited number available. Send us an email to if you are interested. The retail price is $39.90.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Romain Guillaume finished 3rd at IM Malaysia

SLS3 athlete Romain Guillaume from France finished a strong 3rd place overall at the Ironman Malaysia last weekend. He was racing in the SLS3 Compression Socks and Triathlon ShortsOff the bike, Guillaume was in second place about eight minutes behind the leader and the Frenchman was the only one who was close. As the pros started the marathon the temperature started to rise, but what affected the athletes much more was a huge rise in humidity, which made it feel like it was over 40 degrees C (102 F) out on the run course. Which contributed to the carnage we saw through the rest of the men’s race. In the end Nishiuchi managed to catch Guillaume for second.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SLS3 at the San Dieguito 1/2 Marathon

Last weekend proved to be quite a success for SLS3. We were at the San Dieguito 1/2 Marathon meeting people and generally having a good time bringing our brand to the triathlon and run community showing our latest in Triathlon Suits, Triathlon Tops and Triathlon Shorts. If you can make it up to this event next year we highly recommend it. It is one of the most scenic courses in the US.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

SLS3 on the cover of Triathlon Magazine Canada

Tereza Marcel raises an arm in celebration as she approaches the end of the 2009 Ironman Lake Placid Triathlon wearing her compression socksMacel, who represents the Czech Republic, but lives in Canada, was the first pro woman to finish the race. (picture courtesy of triathlon magazine canada)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

SLS3 TT FRAME Prototype

The first prototype of the all new SLS3 TT frame just came in...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fraser Cartmell wins 70.3 South Africa

SLS3 athlete Fraser Cartmell claimed the first Ironman 70.3 title of the year with his win at Ironman 70.3 South Africa, racing in the new SLS3 Triathlon shorts.
Cartmell’s win came with only two minutes to spare as South Africa’s James Cunnama posted the fastest half-marathon of the day and nearly found his way to the front. Cartmell held off the competition with a final time of 4:07:54. Cunnama settled for second at 4:09:34, while the final podium spot went to another South African, Brad Storm with a time of 4:15:36.
Well done Fraser - it is good to see you back...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Petr Vabrousek finishes 4th place at Challenge Wanaka

SLS3 athlete Petr Vabrousek started the new year with a race in New Zealand.
His time for the Ironman distance was 9:00 hours, racing in his compression socks.
That is a nice way to start the season...