Thursday, April 24, 2014

What to wear during a triathlon race.

Summer is just around the corner and you want to do a Triathlon. A sprint, Olympic, half Ironman or even an Ironman.
Triathlon is a multisport event that consist of swimming, cycling and running. One important key to a great race is to have the right triathlon gear. Here's an overview of what to consider for your next race.

Triathlons come in varying distances ranging from 1-8 hours for world class athletes. If this is your first triathlon, it's usually best to start with a Sprint Triathlon and then work your way up to longer events.

What to wear:

You can choose to change into clothes specific to each leg of the race—or not.
Some triathletes choose to do the whole race in a swimsuit, while other swimmers simply pull on a pair of shorts before jumping on their bike. Still others change at each transition, especially in long races such as an Ironman, where seconds don't mean as much as comfort.




A very popular option is a  triathlon-specific shorts ("tri shorts").
These Triathlon shorts work well for all 3 stages of a triathlon. The special material wicks away moisture and dries quickly. Many offer enhanced ultraviolet (UV) sun protection or even coldblack®- a sun reflector and UV protector. 




The Tri shorts have a pad that is thinner than a regular bike-short chamois so it is more comfortable for the running stage. (It offers you enough support on the bike but does not hinder you on the run) In general, triathlon clothing should have a tight fit.

Check out our latest selection of men's triathlon shorts and women's triathlon shorts. We offer shorts from beginner to pro.
If you have any questions, please don`t hesitate to contact us at contact@slstri.com.