Photo: Oliver Baker

Women's race kits: Sugoi RPM Tri Short and Tri Racerback Tank (two piece)

$65 and $75 (respectively),

The draw: Thoughtful details 

“Supportive stretch” are the operative words with this kit, updated with a playful “X” and “O” graphic print. The fabric is compressive yet boasts significant elasticity and give. The chamois offers a bit more padding than the other shorts in this roundup, and we noted the comfort at the wide waistband, which can be adjusted using a drawstring. The tank’s inner shelf bra offers built-in support, and pockets in the shorts are designed to minimize drag in the water.

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