Sneak through the water, slip past the wind.
Managing drag through the air and in the water is ultimately what makes or breaks race day when its triathlon time, and finding the right kit that can transfer from one event to the next is a little tricky. Take the Castelli Women's Free Tri Short for instance, with hydophobic Instadry Speed fabric that cuts through the water with minimal absorption, and an anatomic fit for slipping through the wind. By pairing the nearly seamless design with low profile, compacted thread Lycra, the Free Tri Shorts slide over your body for a barely there feel that helps you with speed gains wherever possible.
Castelli's triathlon-exclusive KISS Tri chamois gives you a bit of sweet relief in the shorts. Castelli designed the KISS Tri to work most effectively while your hips are rotated forward in an aero position on the bike while trimming unnecessary bulk to optimize comfort during the run and swim portions of your race. The removal of excess thickness also allowed Castelli to make the pad wider, thus moving stitching away from the more sensitive areas to avoid irritation. A liner on the front of the shorts adds support to make you more comfortable during the run.
The integrated leg grippers don't feel like they're binding your legs, as some grippers can. They hold your leg subtly, so you don't notice them as you ride, run, or swim. Castelli achieves this effect by knitting the grippers directly into the fabric at the hem, so everything lies flat and gently grips your leg without binding or creating transitional ridges to create drag by catching wind or water.
- Wind-slicing shorts for dominating triathlons
- Stretchy, quick-drying materials cut through water
- Tri specific chamois sits out of the way when running
- SnapLock fastener connects with top for seamless kit
- Flat-lock stitching stays out of the way and smooth
- Stash your snacks in 2 small hip pockets
- Giro Air gripper holds snug but doesn't pinch