Photo: Oliver Baker

TYR Competitor Tri Suit

$120, Swimoutlet.com

The draw: Hydrophobic compression

We expected a serious tri suit from a serious swim brand, and TYR delivered. The Competitor features the brand’s compression web fabric technology, which did a nice job of stabilizing upper quads. A woven, UPF 50+ technical material throughout the suit wicks moisture, and various mesh panels and a deep zipper will help keep you cool in the hottest conditions. With its substantial chamois pad, this suit is a smart choice for long-course racing.

– Women’s race kit reviews by Julia Polloreno