2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Race Apparel

Photo: John David Becker

BlueSeventy TX2000 Tri Short and Singlet – Men

$184, Blueseventy.com
The draw: Comfy fit

There isn’t a headline-stealing feature in this kit—every piece just does its job well. The Lycra shorts are cut just right for a medium build and the pad is supportive but slender enough to avoid bunching. Its tall waistband holds the shorts in place and has no need for a drawstring. The largely monotone top is breathable and has a forgiving fit. Ample pockets in the rear can hold more than enough nutrition for a race.