Photo: Oliver Baker

Zoot Performance Tri 6-inch Short and Performance Tri Tank


$80 and $75 (respectively), Zootsports.com

The draw: Big value at a lower price

The Surf Graffiti print is the newest update to this popular Zoot pairing. We were fans of the wide, yoga pants-style waistband on the short, which kept us feeling hugged in, and the broad mesh leg openings. Like the short, the tank has soft internal stitching to avoid any hot spots. It also features a supportive, airy internal bra, two roomy pockets, a flattering flare cut and a zipper for easy cooling. Make the value of this affordable kit stretch further by using it in training.