2XU Comp Women's Tri Singlet $84.95
First tri is the charm.
If you're swimming in a running top, you might has well be swimming in a hoodie, and if you're running in a cycling jersey, you might as well be running in a garbage bag. We can go even further, but we only want to demonstrate that this ideology extends across the full gamut of using the wrong tool for the job. And in this case, the job is triathlon. Simply put, you need a top with equal benefits across the swim, ride, and run. Basically, you need a top like the 2XU Comp Women's Tri Singlet.
2XU approached the Comp Tri Singlet with a deliberately even focus across all three disciplines of triathlon. Think about that. What fabric performs equally across the board? Well, the answer came in the form of development, and from this, the 70D elastane, SBR Skin X fabric was born. We know, we're not fans of titles filled with seemingly arbitrary numbers and letters, either. So, let's make some sense of this fabric. Basically, the '70D' stands for 70 denier. What's a denier? Simply put, a denier is a unit of measure for the weight of a fabric. Technically speaking, it measures a fabric's grams-per-9000-meters. And while a typical recovery compression piece features a material choice around 200 deniers and up, the Tri Singlet uses a lighter, less constricting 70 denier fabric. This means that you still receive a lightly focused graduated compression, but the most direct gains are made through limiting muscle oscillation. So, whether you're getting slapped by wakes, getting rattled in the saddle, or pummeled by your pounding on the pavement, the SBR Skin X fabric provides an enhanced level of muscle support that will minimize fatigue.
And while this design feature complements all of the triathlon disciplines, Skin X still includes technical aspects to increase efficiency in the water and on the land. Starting with the water aspects, Skin X possesses hydrophobic properties. If your Latin is a little rusty, this means that the material is capable of repelling water during the swim. In fact, the fabric minimizes water retention, which also translates to an a reduction in hydrodynamic and accelerate drag. But, you're probably wondering how this is possible? Well, this material is constructed from a high-density, hydrophobic blend of polyamide and Lycra. This means that the material's composition is tightly bound and provides a next-to-skin fit. However, 2XU ensured that the flexibility wasn't to be a lost attribute. Instead, the fabric incorporates a four-way stretch system that allows a full range of movement, while retaining its targeted compressive qualities. Additionally, 2XU used a multi-panel, anatomic construction to further accentuate your comfort.
Furthering your dryness, 2XU included side panels that are constructed from its highly breathable and stretchable Sensor Mesh X fabric. And for further comfort, the Comp Tri Singlet features a complete flatlock seam construction. So, you won't experience anymore pinching or painful rubbing your torso. The Singlet also includes two rear pockets to house your nutrition on race day.
The 2XU Comp Women's Tri Singlet is available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Black/black, Bright Emerald/aquamarine, Cornflower Blue/coastal blue, White/white, and Indigo/blister pink.
|Chest||29.0 - 32.0in
(73.7 - 81.3cm)
(81.3 - 88.9cm)
(88.9 - 96.5cm)
(96.5 - 101.6cm)
(101.6 - 109.2cm)
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.