2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Race Apparel

Photo: John David Becker

2XU G:2 Compression Tri Singlet and Short

$265, 2XU.com
The draw: No overheating

The sleek, form-flattering compression top features 2XU’s Ice X technology, designed to draw heat from the body while blocking infrared rays to keep you cool. Wear it with your favorite bra. Two rear pockets hold a few gels, while the top is long enough to nix funky back burns. A thick, drawstring-free waistband on the shorts is comfortable and fuss-free, while deep side pockets hold extra fuel. The soft chamois is best suited to sprint through half-iron-distance events.