5 Pieces of (Stealth) Traveling Gear for Triathletes

Presenting five subtle pieces of gear that look and perform great—all while maintaining an air of mystery.

We love bold style, especially the kind that lets everyone around us know we’re triathletes because we’re darn proud of it. But sometimes we like to fly under the radar, our goggle tan the only sign of our devotion to the sport. (OK, that and a bike bag.) Presenting five subtle pieces of gear that look and perform great—all while maintaining an air of mystery.

Photo: Oliver Baker

Dash Headphones


These inconspicuous wireless headphones are designed for the endurance athlete. In addition to playing your music, they are also an activity tracker for your swim, bike or run, recording your heart rate, distance, laps and more. The 4GB internal storage lets you listen to your music while saving valuable phone battery life.

Patagonia Black Hole Backpack


This bag is a great option to get your gear from the plane to the start line. Padded shoulder straps haul your load comfortably, and as the name implies, it has plenty of room (32 liters), so it will work well on race morning too. A full side zipper makes it easy to get to all of your gear. The durable outer material resists scuffs, and a water-repellent treatment keeps your stuff dry in transition.

Ably Bradley Shirt


Having access to laundry facilities is no guarantee when you’re on the road. Designed to keep odor at bay and resist stains so you can wear them multiple times before needing a wash, Ably’s line of shirts and hoodies is perfect for traveling. They’re also breathable enough to wear for a workout. When space is limited, fewer shirts means more room for the truly important stuff.

Lululemon Great Wall Pant


These pants are athleisure done right, keeping it comfy but looking sharp on the road. They also feature moisture wicking and two-way stretch so they will move with you during early-morning runs and keep you warm for your transition set-up.

New Balance Vazee Rush Wool


These kicks can function both as your comfortable shoes for the trip (they pair well with pants or shorts—perfect for travel and post-race sightseeing) and your trainers after you arrive. With just enough support, they can get you through a short run when you want to shake out the legs.