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Pearl Izumi's Elite In-R-Cool Women's Tri Shorts might just be your best bet at staying cool and comfortable during a competition. The LTD Tri Shorts, on the other hand, will be your best bet to standout in a field dominated by drab, black clothing.
While spectator exposures always a good thing, especially when families looking for you, Pearl Izumi's Coldblack treated In-R-Cool fabric will be the thing keeping you cool during competition. Unlike common dark textiles, which absorb heat, Izumi's Coldblack-treated Elite Tranfer In-R-Cool fabric has a UPF 50+ rating. And, in addition to this, it actually reflect the sun's radiant energy. This reduces the fabrics surface temperature in order to avoid your overheating during the ride and run stages on hot, sunny days. Also keeping you cool is Pearl Izumi's proprietary blend of nylon, elastane, and polyester. This engineered knit produces an outer-surface that's textured for both breathability and to accelerate moisture transfer away from the skin. By keeping your skin cool and dry, you'll experience both irritation-free pedaling and running.
Providing a lightly compressive fit that maximizes muscle efficiency, the Elite In-R-Cool shorts' multi-panel design allows you to spin with consistent power. It also ensures that the Elite In-R-Cool shorts provide the greatest degree of mobility by working with the Transfer fabrics natural stretch in order to eliminate binding.
And for further comfort, Izumi also included its TRI quick-dry chamois. This insert has been constructed with a variable density padding that's contoured for an anatomically correct fit. However, while the chamois provides the necessary support for the cycling leg, it's not so bulky that it'll interfere with either the run or swim. Additionally, as touted by its name, the chamois is also quick-drying for comfort post T1.
The Pearl Izumi Elite In-R-Cool LTD Women's Tri Shorts are available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Fleurette Orchid and Futuristic Scuba Blue.