Photo: Oliver Baker

ROKA Elite Aero SS Tri Suit


The draw: Long-course protection

Core and leg compression make this super-tight suit feel streamlined once you wrestle it on. Testers noted that it felt quick in the pool—even with the sleeves, which are meant to enhance aerodynamics and have the handy added bonus of protecting shoulders from the sun on long days. The chamois didn’t absorb water, making the transition to the bike comfy. But lube up if you’re going to be riding for more than an hour because that quick-dry feature can also feel a bit rough. Small back pockets hold gels, while the front zip design makes pit stops a breeze.