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Competitor 9in Tri Short
It's safe to say that a versatile, multi-discipline construction should be an intuitive part of triathlon attire, but more often than not, tri-ware ends up falling short. However, designers at TYR heard the call for a versatile and adaptive short, and answered with the Competitor 9in Tri Shorts. As a result, the Competitor was designed to not only accommodate, but also excel in the swim, bike, and run.
Entailing a large portion of the Competitor Tri shorts' constitution, TYR utilizes a blend of nylon and spandex. Thus, this fabric provides a supportive and all the meanwhile non-constrictive structure that's equal parts soft-to-the-touch. Additionally, hint of spandex, the resulting material maintains unencumbered stretch—meaning your movements is guaranteed to be unencumbered, regardless of the discipline at hand. Additionally, the blended fabric seems to be somewhat of an expert at handling moisture, in turn wicking away the buildup of moisture and drying quickly.
Additionally, TYR designed the Competitor Tri shorts for competitors, meaning that they're ready for endurance racing. They feature a beaded silicone leg hem, a stretch-woven drawcord, and an ample, nine-inch inseam. As a result of the latter, the shorts experience more surface area coverage, which results in an increase in both compressive support and resistance to chafing.
To bolster your comfort levels (if you can call them that), TYR equipped the short with a Competitor AMP chamois. This insert features a minimalist construction 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. For storage of your race nutrition, TYR has also included a zippered rear pocket.
- A highly versatile short built for triathlons
- Performance fabric wicks away moisture and dries quickly
- UPF 50+ rating offers protection from sun
- Integrated drawcord provides a personalized fit
- Grippy hem maintains a movement-free feel
- Pocket keeps small necessities close
- Item #TYR003R
- 80% nylon, 20% spandex
- yes, Competitor
- 1 back
- UPF Rating
- Recommended Use
What do you think about this product?
September 13, 2019
Great shorts but needs some work
- I've put it through the wringer
Really great shorts, extremely comfortable in the eater. You can’t even feel the pad while you’re swimming or running. After a few uses, my draw string broke. That may have been because I washed them, but who knows.
November 25, 2018
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 5` 10"
- 165 lbs
Wanted to try a longer inseam, They worked great in my training for my first duathlon.