There’s been a trend among pro long-distance triathletes over the last few years towards sleeved trisuits and age group athletes are following suit. The advantage of going with a sleeved suit is that you get enhanced aerodynamics on the bike along with some extra sun protection that will help both while biking and running. We reviewed some of the latest short-sleeved suits and were impressed with just how comfortable and fast they are. While they’re designed for racing, you won’t go wrong putting in some training miles in these suits, too – especially on the bike. 2XU
2XU Compression Full Zip Sleeved Trisuit
$200 The graduated compression used in 2XU’S Full Zip suit is designed to increase circulation and bring more oxygen to muscle tissues. The compression material also stabilizes key muscles to improve performance and reduce the chance of injury. The suit uses 2XU’S proprietary 105D fabric to reduce fatigue and muscle oscillation, which improves power output. There’s also special fabric cooling built into the fabric that reflects UV rays and cools the skin in hot conditions. Of course, the question you really want to ask – what about the chamois? A Memory Tech LD chamois uses multi-layer foam technology for just the right amount of cushioning for even the longest rides, but still won’t bother you on the run.
Compression Full Zip Sleeved Trisuit