One suit to rule them all.
If you've ever expressed disappointment in your triathlon race apparel, we understand why. When you think about it, creating one piece to function throughout three disciplines is quite the challenge. And while we applaud the industry's ambition to do so, we're generally disappointed with the execution. However, with TYR's new Competitor Women's Front Zipper Tri Suit, it placed a specialized focus on creating one suit that performs perfectly across the board. More impressively, though, success in each stage isn't hinged on compromise. Instead, the Competitor functions like three individual pieces in one anatomic design.
For the bulk of the Competitor Tri Suit's construction, TYR used a blend of polyester and spandex. Why these two fibers? Well, polyester is easily the most versatile fiber in sports apparel. Case in point is the venerable Lycra material. It provides a supportive, yet non-constrictive, structure, while remaining soft-to-the-touch. Additionally, with the elasticity of the added spandex content, the resulting material is granted a four-way stretch. So, your freedom of movement is guaranteed, regardless of the discipline at hand. You'll also find that, when combined, this material is quite efficient at managing moisture. So, whether it be water or perspiration, moisture moved away from the skin and transported to the quick-drying surface of the fabric. As a result, you remain dry and comfortable over the two land legs of your competition. And in addition to this effective fiber combination, TYR also coated the surface with Teflon. Essentially, this aids in overall durability, but just as importantly, it bolsters the suit's aero- and hydrodynamics.
In terms of fit, TYR designed the Competitor Tri Suit for competitors, meaning that it's ready for endurance racing. It features a comfort beaded silicone leg hem, knee length lowers, and inset armholes that allow a non-pinching locomotion of the arms during the run and swim. And as a result of these features, cumulatively, the suit experiences more surface area coverage, which results in an increase in both compressive support and resistance to wetsuit chafing.
Furthering this level of comfort, TYR included its new Competitor AMP chamois. This insert features a minimalist construction as to provide enough support for the bike leg without inhibiting comfort in either the swim or run. And because of the swim, TYR also designed the Competitor to be water-resistant and quick-drying. So, you won't be racing soggy after T1.
For storage of your race nutrition, TYR has also included a zippered rear pocket. And for an easy entry and exit of the suit, it also features a 10-inch locking front zipper.
The TYR Competitor Women's Front Zipper Tri Suit is available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Black/red and Black/light blue.
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- Q & A
Great Tri Suit!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
It's very comfortable, it fits me very well and helps me with my performance in the three disciplines. I can tell you that it does its job great!