Something Of TRI SUIT You Need To Know

Something Of TRI SUIT You Need To Know


Sleeveless tri suits provide more flexibility in the shoulder area, ideal for the cycling and swimming part of the triathlon. On the other hand, a short-sleeved tri suit can provide basic sun protection for your shoulder when the weather condition is hot.

Aside from your design preferences, also consider the guidelines given by the event’s organizer before you opt for a one-piece, two-piece, sleeveless, or short-sleeved tri suit. Some triathlons have specific guidelines for tri suit designs.


Ensure that your chosen tri suit has a moderate to excellent level of padding in the posterior region; you’ll need this for cycling. Look for tri suits with suitable padding. Alternatively, you can also opt for tri suits that offer extra, detachable padding.

Some tri suits automatically come with a chamois or a tri pad for extra padding during cycling. The chamois is attached to the tri suit at the crotch area, the main region that will be in contact with the bike seat. Some chamois pads are lighter than the others, so they won’t affect the athlete’s swimming or running performance. Thin or reduced padding makes running and swimming easier.

Aside from the thickness of the padding, also consider its structure and design. Choose tri suits with chamois sections that have specific designs for male and female athletes. Gender-specific tri suit designs provide a better fit and padding design than unisex tri suits.