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Tri’d It: Soas Race Kits

I’ve never used “comfortable” and “tri apparel” in the same sentence, but Soas race kits are actually comfortable.

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I’ve never used “comfortable” and “tri apparel” in the same sentence, but Soas race kits are actually comfortable. Finally, tri shorts without sausage-leg-inducing elastic and tri tops long enough to stay put during a race. The Soas kits ($160 for the outfit) are feminine without being overly girly and more functional than kits I’ve tried in the past.

Two triathlete friends from San Diego, Stephanie Tobin and Kebby Holden, got sick of the limited selection and functionality-lacking options for women’s athletic apparel, so they set out to create Soas earlier this year. Their goal was to fix all the shortcomings they found in other clothes, and what they came up with is a flattering, practical, comfy product. Highlights include: five pockets between the shorts and top, particularly handy for Chapstick or salt tabs; flatlock stitching and no tags to prevent chafing; a supportive bra so you don’t have to double up on race day; and very breathable and anti-microbial material.

This year, Soas will introduce cycling jerseys, arm warmers (with thumb holes!), swimsuits, running shorts, tanks and sports bras—all to match the eight current designs. Soasracing.com