Inside My Gear Bag With Lauren Barnett

Dallas-based triathlete Lauren Barnett shares her favorite triathlon gear.

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Dallas-based triathlete Lauren Barnett has been racing as a professional since 2013 and has earned a string of Ironman 70.3 podium finishes, including victories at the 2014 70.3 New Orleans and 70.3 Augusta. This season she clocked the fastest bike (as well as the runner-up finish) at two 70.3 races and put her half-Ironman speed to the test at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Austria, where she placed ninth in a very competitive field.

1 Hincapie Sports Custom Max Edition Cycling Kit (Price varies, “It keeps me cool on hot Texas summer training days.”

2 Blueseventy PZT4X Swim Skin ($325, “A game-changer for my swim performance!”

3 Rudy Project Noyz with Photochromic Laser Red lenses ($250, “The light transmission range covers me in any climate condition.”

4 Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Earbuds ($150, “I can create customized coached workouts and never worry about wires getting in the way.”

5 Vaseline ($5 for 7.5-ounce jar, “To prevent chafing, I use good ol’ fashioned Vaseline. Also, it helps the wetsuit come off quickly.”

6 Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Lotion SPF 70 ($8 for 6.7-ounce bottle, “Water resistant and absorbs quickly.”

7 Garmin Forerunner 920XT ($450, “This watch does everything I need and syncs automatically with my Training Peaks.”

8 Simple Green Bike Cleaner & Degreaser ($18 for 24-ounce bottle, “Works like a charm and it’s a breeze to keep my bike clean.”

9 Nuun Plus ($7, “Nutrient and fluid absorption during long training days—especially in the heat—is a key to success.”

10 Barnana ($15 for three-pack, “Convenient, healthy, on-the-go snack that I always have with me.”

11 Flash Tattoos ($22, “Toeing the line with my Flash tats makes the whole day more fun!”

12 Saucony Type A6 ($100, “I found the shoe that has kept me injury free and have never strayed.”

13 Cobb Cycling V-FLow ($160, “Being comfortable on the bike makes all the difference.”

14 Emergen-C Vitamin C Dietary Supplement ($10, “When the work is done, I use this to stay healthy en route to the race.”

15 Zipp Headsweats Visor ($20, “I always use a visor on the run course.”

16 Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups ($24 for case of 12, “My favorite dessert snack.”

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