ZOOT Performance Tri 8in Men's Shorts $79.95
The best selling shorts in Zoot's history.
If popular consensus has ever been reason for selecting a pair of shorts, Zoot's Performance Tri 8in Shorts are that reason. Even as deep and technologically advanced as Zoot's tri apparel line is, these shorts are Zoot's all-time, number one selling tri shorts. The jury has decided.
Zoot incorporated three different fabrics for the construction of the Performance Tri shorts. And while all three materials work harmoniously towards the same objective, we're not hesitant to say that Zoot's BIOwrap provides the most pronounced results. Zoot's BIOwrap is orientated as a proprioception panel with a 240 denier spandex composition. Those are some big words, we know, so let's break them down. Starting with 'proprioception panel,' this means that the panel is designed to account for the sensations that are enacted from within the body itself. Everyone has what are called 'proprioceptors.' These are cells and nerves that emit stimuli to account for your body's position in movement. Or, in more basic terms, think of balance. Your unconscious sensory correction of staying upright is attributable to these cells. And when you're body is performing repetitive, practiced movements, their impact on the required muscle groups also become predictable. So, the BIOwrap design uses specific paneling to account for your body's internal movements. Even more impressively, over time, this localized support will train your muscle's non-visual sensory movements, and accordingly, it will enhance your body's proprioception.
The shorts' other panels consist of both the Endura+ and Endura 3D fabrics. Starting with the former, this material was incorporated in order to assist in moisture management. Accordingly, it's been strategically placed in the shorts to pull moisture away from the skin and transport it to the quick-drying surface of the material. As for Endura 3D, Zoot placed this at the legs for its high levels of stretch and breathability. So, you maintain a complete freedom of movement, while also maintaining a consistently cool temperature within the shorts.
In terms of fit, these shorts are cut with racing in mind. To achieve this, Zoot incorporated an eight-inch inseam and its proprietary stitching, SeamLink. This technique minimizes the stitch profile along the seams, providing a next-to-skin fit that nearly eliminates the risk of chafing and abrasion.
Furthering this level of comfort, Zoot included its Integra SBR 1D chamois. This insert features a minimalist construction as to provide enough support for the bike leg without inhibiting comfort in either the swim or run. And because of the swim, Zoot also designed the Integra to be water-resistant and quick-drying.
The Zoot Performance Tri 8in Shorts are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black, Black/zoot blue, and Black/zoot red.
|Chest||35 - 37in
(89 - 94cm)
|38 - 40in
(97 - 102cm)
|41 - 43in
(104 - 109cm)
|43 - 45in
(109 - 114cm)
|Waist||28 - 30in
(71 - 76cm)
|32 - 34in
(81 - 87cm)
|34 - 36in
(87 - 97cm)
|36 - 38in
(91 - 97cm)
|38 - 40in+
(97 - 102cm+)
|Hip||37 - 39in
(94 - 99cm)
|40 - 42in
(101.5 - 107cm)
|42 - 43.5in
(107 - 110.5cm)
|44 - 46in
(112 - 117cm)
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
- Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
- Standing with your feet together, measure around the widest part of your hips.
Reviews & Community
Fits well, not the right pad for me
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I tried these the other night. I thought the fit and quality was excellent. The pad was not the type of pad I was looking for. I called Zoot and they told me the difference between their shorts. The Performance and Active models are for those who like a thinner pad, or are doing more sprint races. The Elite short (which seems to be sold out everywhere as I write this) has a more substantial pad. I am currently awaiting mine which is on backorder.
The pad in these shorts is a piece of very soft fleece, but it isn't as thin as the SkinFit fleece pad.