2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Race Apparel

Photo: John David Becker

Sugoi RS Tri Short and RPM Tank – Women

$165, Sugoi.com
The draw: Supportive top, comfy shorts

Thicker material on this tri top makes it warmer than most in cool temps, and more concealing. Tight around the waist, there’s ample room in the chest for a sports bra. The three-quarter zip lets hot-running triathletes cool off, while two rear pockets will securely hold a few gels. The shorts are so stretchy and comfortable, we had to check that we still had them on. The disappearing chamois is best for sprint- to Olympic-distance races.