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This suit was completely redesigned for 2019, and the changes are pretty dramatic. The upper fabric is entirely unique—it’s extremely soft and breathable, but somehow still manages to keep its shape and isn’t too stretchy. The compression in the lower part of the suit—which 2XU claims will stabilize muscles and ultimately reduce fatigue—is very tight, but not in a way that feels too restrict- ing. If compression is a major goal in purchasing a tri suit, this is the best choice. The chamois provides a very comfortable ride and doesn’t feel too restrictive on the run. The pattern also makes for a distinctive look without being too flashy. The Compression Full Zip Tri-suit is a great mid-priced option for any distance.