TYR Carbon 6in Women's Tri Shorts $119.95
The power of carbon compels you.
In recent years, we've come to realize that all things are improved with carbon. However, it's worth noting that we're not just talking about bikes, but apparel, too. Case in point is the TYR Carbon 6in Women's Tri Shorts. By integrating carbon into the fabric, the shorts are softer, cooler, and more breathable than standard fabrics.
For the construction of Carbon 6in Tri shorts, TYR pulled out all of the stops. Starting with the bulk of the composition, TYR incorporated a blend of nylon and spandex. Why these materials? Well, it all comes down to three key components: moisture management, comfort, and stretch. The nylon fibers of the fabric lend themselves to first two of these characteristics, as the material is lightweight and soft-to-the-touch. Accordingly, it pulls moisture away from the skin to the quick-drying surface of the material. As a result, you not only benefit from a dry, protective layer, but your skin also remains dry and free from moisture-induced chafing. Meanwhile, the spandex provides a four-way stretch to the material, enabling a complete freedom of movement within the shorts. Additionally, this engineered stretch enables the material to follow your diverse movements, preventing the shorts from resisting them. So, friction is nearly eliminated, bolstering the overall comfort of the shorts.
And knowing that the resulting lightweight material would be prone snags and wear, TYR also treated the fabric with Teflon. As a result, durability is increased, and as an added benefit, the shorts' aero- and hydrodynamics are also amplified. In addition to the aforementioned, TYR also included dedicated inserts along the side panels in order to increase stretch, ventilation, and moisture management. These panels have been constructed from a blend of nylon, polyester, Lycra, and carbon mesh. And while you're most likely familiar with the first three fibers, you're probably wondering, why carbon? Well, this material possesses natural anti-static properties that decrease the effects of atmospheric electrical interference, but it is also a major combatant of moisture. Additionally, carbon is also naturally antimicrobial. So, with all components combined, this fabric maintains a consistent thermo-regulation, while also keeping you dry, comfortable, and free from rancorous odors.
In terms of fit, TYR cut the shorts with a medium-rise and a six-inch inseam. Accordingly, you receive ample coverage, which promotes muscle support and skin protection. Additionally, the leg openings feature a beaded silicone gripper, replacing the common, restrictive elastic gripper systems. As a result of their absence, the shorts are free from either abrasion or pinching over the quads and hamstrings.
Furthering this level of comfort, TYR included its new Carbon AMP chamois. This insert features a stretchable construction in order to support and follow all of your movements in the saddle. And in addition to this, TYR has also constructed the AMP from different densities of foam, with most of the support resting in the middle of the chamois. So, the insert supports your body where it needs it in the aero position, not where it doesn't. Through this construction technique, TYR has been able to create an anatomic shape for the chamois. So, chafing, bunching, and pinching are nearly eliminated. And to deal with friction between the skin and the surface of the insert, TYR rounded out the construction with a lifetime-guaranteed, bacteriostatic fabric at the chamois' surface.
The TYR Carbon 6in Women's Tri Shorts are available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Black/red, Black/light blue, Navy/red, and Red/black.
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
- Natural Waist:
- Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.