Photo: Oliver Baker

Men's race kits: 2XU Perform Tri Singlet and 9-inch shorts (two-piece)

$90 each,

The draw: Long-course comfort

Aussie brand 2XU (pronounced “two times you”) put the most comfortable chamois we tested in this Perform kit. The pad is made of smooth material just thick enough to keep us happy on long rides but disappear during the run. The top and bottoms both offer perfectly calibrated compression—comfortably tight. “I like the way the jersey compresses my core,” one tester said. “It just feels fast, like it’s holding things in.” Three gel pockets on the top and two on the shorts make it easy to stash essentials on training and race days.

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