2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Race Apparel

Photo: John David Becker

The 2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide magazine is out on newsstands now (and check out the digital version), and we’re giving you a sneak peek right here. Check out the race apparel from the guide here and check back to Triathlete.com for more Buyer’s Guide content.

Zoot Ultra Tri Short and Tank – Women

$210, Zootsports.com
The draw: Compressive

Zoot uses a thicker material to make this suit, not a typical Lycra fabric, that helps support the body and offers completely opaque coverage. It gently holds everything in place, and a thick shelf bra gives even more support. The shorts use a very minimalist pad, which should be noted by long-course racers preferring a thick chamois. The leg cuff doesn’t require any gripper to keep it in place—the sturdy, compressive fabric does the job. Seven pockets across the top and short provide a ton of storage, which makes this kit also appealing for a long training day.