What you wear on race day can make a difference in your performance. When competing in a triathalon, consider opting for a trisuit. Often complete with quick-drying materials and padding at the rear and zippers, these suits are built for all sections of the race so you don’t need to swap out your gear at any point. The best kinds should effectively keep you cool and dry, provide plenty of ventilation throughout and feature a moderate amount of padding in the seat to boost comfort while cycling. And to minimize any chafing, trisuits should ideally fit your body like a second skin. Here, with all that in mind, we did some research and rounded up a few of the best options on the market for men. Shop them all ahead.
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1. Synergy Triathlon Trisuit
This suit is made of an aquaphobic nylon-spandex blend, which is known for offering breathable comfort.
Pros: A NeoGel pad keeps you comfortable and is made to prevent odors from forming. An extra-wide armhole, flatlock stitching and silicone leg grippers prevent chafing. It has a UPF 50+ rating and features mesh pockets for storing small essentials. It comes in a range of colors.
2. Pearl Izumi Elite Tri Speed Suit
This short-sleeve suit features cooling fabric and reflective properties to help deflect the sun’s harsh rays.
Pros: Lycra Sport in the fabric helps the suit maintain its original compression levels, while silicone leg grippers reduce the risk of chafing. Elite Transfer Aero fabric is strategically placed for improved aerodynamics. A Tri quick-dry chamois boosts comfort. It has two back pockets.
Cons: Some may find it a little tight in the shoulders.
3. SLS3 Trisuit
Made with nylon and spandex, this lightweight suit offers four-way stretch and supportive compression.
Pros: Two envelope side pockets provide storage for essentials. Flatlock seams prevent chafing. The triathlon-specific chamois is quick-drying and shouldn’t rub uncomfortably. For a fun touch, the legs are finished with soft ribbed bands done in a camouflage print.
Cons: It may run small.