Presenting the gear that outdid the competition to nab our coveted "Best in Class" distinction.

The editors and contributors of Triathlete magazine tested 165 triathlon-related products for the 2018 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide. Presenting the gear that outdid the competition to nab our coveted “Best in Class” distinction. Pick up the Buyer’s Guide on newsstands, buy the single issue here, and find the complete online version here.

2018 Triathlete Buyer's Guide Best In Class
Goggles: Zone 3 Volare with mirror lens
Men's Wetsuit: Aquaman Cell Gold
Women's Wetsuit: 2XU P:2 Propel
Transition Bag: DeSoto Transition Pack V8
Women's Best Swimskin: ROKA Viper X
Men's Best Swimskin: TYR Torque Lite
Bike: Kestrel 5000 SL SRAM RED eTap
Fueling System: XLab Torpedo Kompact 500
Bike Case: Thule RoundTrip Transition
Women's Cycling Shoes: Shimano Women’s TR-9
Men's Cycling Shoes: Bont Riot TR+
Helmet: Giro Vanquish MIPS
Smart Trainer: Elite Direto
Power Meter: Favero Assioma
Saddle for Men: ISM PN3.0
Saddle for Women: Cobb JOF 55
Cycling Kit: Giordana FR-C Jersey & FR-C Bib Short
Aerobars: Zipp Vuka Clip Mount with Carbon Evo 110 Extension
Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus 9 TLR D3 (90mm rim depth)
Cycling Lights: Light & Motion Vibe Pro Commuter Combo
Running Shoes: Saucony Liberty ISO
Off-Road Running Shoes: Merrell MQM Flex GTX
Sunglasses: Oakley EV Zero Stride with Prizm Road Lens
Watch: Garmin Forerunner 935
Men's Race Kit: Castelli Free Speed Race Jersey & Tri Short
Women's Race Kit: Coeur Zele Aero-Sleeved Tri Top & Shorts

See the complete 2018 Buyer’s Guide here