2XU WOMEN'S TRIATHLON
You've spent hour after hour improving your level of fitness -- slugging away lap after lap and mile after mile. Your nutrition is well-regulated and on point, your bike and helmet look akin to space machines, but your apparel is Plain Jane, while it should be delivering as equal of an advantage as the aforementioned. So, instead of skimping where it truly matters, suit up in the 2XU Comp Women's Trisuit for a drag-reducing, muscle-controlling advantage on land and in the water.
2XU approached the Comp Trisuit 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 Trisuit 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 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 maintains specific advantages both on the land and in the water. 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 equal reduction in hydrodynamic and accelerate drag. But, you're probably wondering how this is possible? Well, Skin X 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.
So, 2XU ensured that you'll be blazing into T1, but how does the Trisuit hold up from there? Of course, one of the most pressing issues is riding or running with a wet, bulky chamois -- our bodies cringe merely thinking about it. The approach to alleviating this concern was twofold. First, the chamois has to be substantial enough for support in the saddle, yet it can't be so sizable as to inhibit your swim or run. Secondly, the insert has to remain dry over all three disciplines. Basically, 2XU set out to create the Holy Grail of triathlon chamois, and it did with the exclusive SBR Fleece insert. This chamois uses a variable density design that provides targeted support to pressured nerves, while remaining unnoticeable on foot and in the water. Additionally, 2XU constructed the fleece from a micro-filament polyester yarn with hydrophobic properties. So, neither water or perspiration will bog down the dryness of the fleece.
To ensure the Trisuit's fit, 2XU placed its own non-abrasive, Y elastic leg grippers. Entry and exit of the suit is handled by a rear zipper, and extra breathability and flexibility are handled by the suit's Sensor Mesh X stretch panels along the sides and back. For further comfort, the Comp Trisuit features a complete flatlock seam construction. So, you won't experience anymore pinching or painful rubbing over your body.
The 2XU Comp Women's Trisuit is available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Black/black, Bright Emerald/aquamarine, Cornflower Blue/coastal blue, and Indigo/blister pink.