ZOOT Performance Tri Team 8in Men's Shorts - $84.95

Finding one pair of shorts that're able to comfortably withstand all three disciplines is a monumental task. We get it. However, we find that with age comes authority, and there aren't many who can match Zoot in either category. Not surprisingly, this notion is well represented in its Performance Tri Team 8in Shorts. For the bulk of the shorts' construction, Zoot incorporated a sublimated and Italian-sourced fabric with a 200g blend of polyester and spandex. And at the inset, the shorts feature a heavier, 207g blend of nylon and spandex. However, you're probably wondering where it ranks in comparison to the standard Performance Tri's Endura materials' Well, you'll find that the Team's fabrics place more of a focus on moisture management, comfort, and breathability than the supportive focus of the former. As a result, the Team's construction is slightly more flexible and far more effective at transferring moisture away from the skin. This means that your range of motion is narrowly increased, and your level of dry, cooling comfort is heightened. However, it is important to note that the Team shorts are still quite supportive. In fact, Zoot installed its BIOwrap spot gripper band at the leg cuffs to be sure of this. This material features a 240 denier spandex composition, meaning that it's quite strong at the fiber level, but still highly stretchable. As a result, the muscles surrounding the band are supported, and just as importantly, so is the fit. And in terms of fit, these shorts are cut with racing in mind. To achieve this, Zoot incorporated an eight-inch inseam and its proprietary stitching, SeamLink. This technique minimizes the stitch profile along the seams, providing a next-to-skin fit that nearly eliminates the risk of chafing and abrasion. Furthering this level of comfort, Zoot included its Integra SBR 1D chamois. - $84.95