Ask A Gear Guru: What Are the Best Triathlon Swim Goggles?
Goggles are goggles, right? Nope. Our guide on what to look for in the best pair of triathlon swim goggles for you.
Chris Foster is the editor-in-chief of Triathlete magazine and a former pro ITU/short-course triathlete. After a collegiate running career at Penn State University, where he was a part of the school record-setting distance medley relay with a 4:01 mile leg, Foster represented the U.S. national team at the ITU Elite Triathlon World Championships in 2010.
Today he lives in Los Angeles with his wife where he tends to a small flock of chickens, runs the nearby hills, and swims in the Pacific when it gets a little bit too hot.
Favorite Race: La Paz ITU Continental Cup, La Paz Argentina
Favorite Quote: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!'”
— Hunter S. Thompson
Favorite Triathlete story: “Never Get Out Of The Boat: An Ötillö Catalina Race Report”
Goggles are goggles, right? Nope. Our guide on what to look for in the best pair of triathlon swim goggles for you.
In an emotional announcement, Reilly says he will be hanging up his mic at the end of 2022. We spoke with the Voice of Ironman only hours after his statement about why and what's next.
We sit down with Long and his coach, Olympian Ryan Bolton, to take a look at how the American pulled off the fastest bike split in a stacked field at the Collins Cup.
We break down the when, where, and why you should be using a particular wheel—because it’s not as simple as you’d think.
Train for the inevitable with this open-water-focused swim workout.
As temperatures continue to climb and the black line at the bottom of the pool is starting to look a little too familiar, the open water is calling. We look at the best tested gear to do it safely.
Garmin’s ultra endurance line of smartwatches gets a touch screen, onboard mapping, and a (very) bright LED flashlight—but is it all worth $1,100?
A familiar face with a fancy new hyphenated title, Triathlete’s incoming editor-in-chief Chris Foster talks about where he’s been, what he’s doing, and where we’re going.
An impressive upgrade to a tri-favorite puts the much-loved 858s on a big diet, optimizes for 28mm tires, and potentially changes the way triathletes should think about their wheels.
Do you keep getting flat tire after flat tire and can’t figure out why? Odds are it isn't just bad luck.
A new player in the tri suit game has pulled out all of the stops with a crazy lightweight, full-on bells-and-whistles hybrid one-piece kit that’s unlike anything we’ve seen.
A tri suit can change the way you race multisport events, but picking the perfect tri suit can be a bit of a mystery.
You might feel like you need a chemistry degree to shop for safe sun protection, so we help break down what to look for in the best sunscreen for triathletes this summer.
The nine-time world champion and Olympic silver medalist gives his younger self advice, talks about his dangerous, season-ending bout of COVID, his heart troubles, and more.
While QR doesn’t exactly change the rulebook with their new affordably priced, X-PR, they do bring a high-end design and cool customization to the masses.
Trickle-down tech means big savings with fast features on Quintana Roo’s latest “entry-level” tri bike, the X-PR. We take a close look.
Orthotics aren't cheap, but triathletes who need insoles can now get semi-custom running footbeds for a fraction of the price. We pit the Upstep running model and the Superfeet ME3D semi-custom insoles in a head-to-head battle—winner take all.
Sleeveless wetsuits are cheaper, less restrictive, and cooler—but when should you wear one and why?
We hands-on review seven of the best sleeveless wetsuits for warm-water swimming.
A look at the rarely-publicized world of World Triathlon Continental Cup racing—where young (and very fast) athletes travel the globe for Olympic points and very little money or attention.
An organized triathlete is a happy triathlete! Our testers put the best triathlon transition bags through the wringer to help you find the best one that fits your needs.
Simulate race-day run fatigue with this bike/run interval workout.
Though it isn’t even technically a tri suit, hi-vis accents, an emergency buoy loop, and a built-in medical ID chip makes the Openwater RS1 SW one of the safest wetsuits we’ve ever tested.
Astronautical engineer and author Jim Gourley looks at the aerodynamic consequences of choosing clip-on aerobars over a dedicated triathlon bike.
The stairs engage many muscles including core, quads, hamstrings and calves, while also keeping heart rate up for cardiovascular benefit.
We take a detailed look at all of the features on the first Roka wetsuit available for under $300.
For Shimano lovers, electronic shifting used to mean a pretty substantial investment. Today Shimano announces a budget, semi-wireless 12-speed Di2 system. But will it work for triathletes?
A new collaboration between Huub and superswimmer Andy Potts results in one of the most unusual wetsuits we’ve tried.
Triathletes carry a lot of stuff to a lot of places. Train and race in style with our top picks for the best cars, trucks, and SUVs for triathletes.
You've probably seen it at the gym or on your coworkers' wrists. It's not just a fancy bracelet, it's a Whoop. But what is Whoop? And do triathletes need it?
This killer workout uses changes in pace to increase your threshold on the bike.
Heather Jackson finished 24th in the pro women's field at the Unbound Gravel 200 gravel race. We take a close look at the Specialized Crux (aerobars and all) that she used to cover 200 miles of muddy, rainy Kansas dirt roads.
Garmin’s top-of-the-line tri-focused smartwatch gets a few additions and a price drop. We dig into what’s new on the Forerunner 955.
Why is the top tube missing? Why is the seatstay shaped that way? What is happening with the fork? Does it weigh a ton?
We break down the different types of tires, what you should look for in a training or race-day tire, and give a quick list of some choice picks.
Garmin’s decidedly not-tri-friendly budget offering finally gets the upgrades that multisporters have been waiting for.
Garmin’s update to the deluxe multisport 9xx line is mostly predictable, but doesn’t make the Forerunner 955 any less interesting.
Throw a little “speed play” into your training holding pattern with a run that makes the miles fly by.
In case you missed it: The Olympian, four-time Escape From Alcatraz winner, and runner-up at 70.3 World Championships in 2017 talks Alcatraz strategy, race-day pacing, and much more.
Colnago's first time trial bike with disc brakes is complete with a bayonet-style fork, integrated base bars, and some super-slick Euro lines.
A deep look at the differences (and similarities) between Cam Wurf's triathlon and WorldTour time trial setups.
Let us tell you a tale of the risky unknown and what it looks like to win or lose big bets in St. George.
Braden Currie's sleek new Felt IA 2.0 has plenty of customization on an already fully integrated frameset.
We take a close look at Kristian Blummenfelt's new bike: An unreleased prototype CADEX frameset.
There’s plenty of exciting new gear being debuted at Ironman World Championships in St. George this week. Check out what they’re showing at the expo (and even some stuff they’re keeping hidden).
We take a look at the newest, hottest gifts for all the tri-moms.
After consolidating its tri range into one non-double-diamond frame, where does the unconventional, tri-first bike brand land? We dig (way) in.
Ranging from $3,500 to $12,000, we hands-on review and rate five of the best triathlon bikes from 2022 and beyond.
A seat can be your best friend or your worst enemy. With help from an expert bike fitter, we look at the best options for triathlon saddles in 2022.
Running with power is a great way to consistently measure your effort, increase your efficiency, and pace yourself more accurately while racing. We break down what running with power is, what it isn't, and how to get started.
$100 for a carbon-plated super shoe? $80 for a pair of 6-ounce trainers? We dig into Atreyu’s current offerings and see if the disruptive, Austin-based brand has truly cracked the running shoe code.
While training with power on the bike isn’t a new phenomenon, the affordability of power meters in recent years has led to more and more athletes watt-ing up. Here's everything you need to know about training with power and the best power meters for triathlon.
We gave one midpack triathlete the best gear and advice money can buy. Now we reveal the "what" and the "why" behind his handpicked choices.
Not looking to spend as much on your smartwatch as you would on a laptop? The good news is that the Suunto 5 Peak and the Garmin Instinct 2 have everything a triathlete might need for under $400. But which watch wins?
A2 Bikes has released their second tri range, the SP1.x series—starting at $2,800.
We review eight of the hottest triathlon smartwatches by price, specs, and an eight-point rating system.
We pit two of our favorite recent high-end tri bike releases—the Scott Plasma 6 and the Trek Speed Concept SLR 7—in a head-to-head deathmatch, winner take all (of our $$).
Direct-to-consumer pioneer AJ Alley has finally upgraded his popular, budget-priced carbon tri frame the Speed Phreak with the SP1.x series. But at $2,800 to start, does it deliver?
The latest entry into the power-meter game hits some (but not all) of the things that makes Speedplay a favorite for triathletes.
Quintana Roo’s HYDROsix2 ditches men’s and women’s sizings for 14 genderless options. Here's what works and what doesn’t.
Wahoo (and Speedplay) finally delve into the world of cycling power meters. Here's the in-depth review on why triathletes, specifically, should be excited.
As triathletes either toil away indoors until the weather clears up or start banging out some spring base mileage, now is the time for a new saddle.
Smartwatches are a near-essential tool in the multisport toolbox, but today’s offerings can more closely resemble a home computer than a digital watch. We break down what you need (and what you don’t).
The new Garmin Instinct 2 line could also be pound-for-pound one of the best multisport watches released so far this year. Read why.
James Elvery and his company Race Ranger aim to change the way triathlon enforces its rules by adapting space-age technology to multisport.
The Garmin Fenix 7 series finally tidies up the small details that made this line less-than-perfect. Novel features like a flashlight (yup) are just the icing on the cake.
Garmin’s latest Fenix 7X is an Inspector Gadget-level smartwatch—touch screen, solar power—it even has a flashlight. A real flashlight. But does it hit the mark for triathletes? We dive deep.
Ice suits? Double (triple!) power meters? Read about how one triathlete-turned-eSports-competitor put together the most over-the-top indoor training setup, and what you can learn from his project.
As only one of four female presidents of an international federation, World Triathlon leader Marisol Casado is paving the way for both women and tri in the Olympics.
Boost your confidence (and your speed) with this interval running workout.
The British women are fast. How fast are they? Only six of the top 10 women in the world right now AREN'T British.
Get your plié on with these nine movements and stretches to strengthen your core, tighten your posture, open your hips, and more.
These six products pack plenty of dollar punch.
A short breakdown of what gear our guinea pig used.
Just get the warmest everything, right? Nope.
Over the course of this season, we're going to find out. In our newest series, we’re taking a mid-pack triathlete, giving him unlimited access to our resources, and outfitting him with the best of everything he needs for his next race.
The first day of the Do Something Streak welcomes you into a (better) new year with a 2022-themed run workout.
The offbeat way to log winter miles, meet people, and jumpstart your motivation to move.
Our gear editor tries a lot (a lot!) of stuff each year—we present the eight things he loved the most.
We give you the nitty gritty details and ride impressions on the 2022 Trek Speed Concept—a simplistic-but-necessary update to Trek's well-loved (and well-worn) Speed Concept line.
Trek’s third generation Speed Concept tri bike has sleek lines, tons of storage, a low weight, and suspension. Yes, suspension.
All hope is not lost (yet) for getting a good multisport gift for the triathlete you love. We’re here to help.
As we get into the heart of the gift-giving season, we take a look at a handful of affordable gifts for the multisport person in your life.
We take a super close look at all of the multisport-related functions and updates in this new, near-perfect super-premium smartwatch.
We look at three new pairs of agile trail shoes for offroad running adventures: Hoka’s Zinal, Brooks’ Catamount, and Saucony’s Peregrine 11.
We take a close look at a huge upgrade and a near-perfect tri-specific bike, the Scott Plasma 6.
We dig in deep on one of the best wetsuits for 2021, the crazy-flexible Zoot Wiki Wiki 2.0.
We asked the multiple world champion (and winner of Triathlete’s best male performance of the year) for his most effective open-water swim workouts.
As the days get shorter, we take a look at what every runner needs to stay safe and seen while trying to get in their fall and winter miles.
Indoor cycling trainers have gone from sketchy and barebones to super high-tech. We break down the terms, spec, and tech you need (and what you don’t) for your inside ride.