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The Draw: Second-Skin Speed
The soft, flat-seamed, dimpled fabric of this kit felt so lightweight it made us double-check if we were still wearing clothes. The kit is super breathable, dries fast, and had the best heat management of any long-sleeved kit we tested, thanks in part to heat-reflecting coldblack treatment. Two large pockets in the top and three along the back top of the shorts will carry a veritable smorgasbord of food, should you need it. The thin fleecey chamois makes these shorts best suited to short-course racing, though some women who’ve worked up their saddle-time pain tolerance could take them longer.
Aero-Sleeved Tri Top $140, Shorts $125
*Best in Class*
Review by Erin Beresini