WHAT IS A TRI SUIT ?
For swimming, pedalling and running in a single garment, a triathlon suit is essential. Advantages: it dries quickly after the swim and is comfortable for cycling thanks to the second skin fabric that you won't even notice during the run.
A triathlon suit is worn like a pair of cycling shorts, i.e. without underwear.
It is worn for the swim, for which the material is made. You keep it for the cycle, for which it is very comfortable thanks to its built-in pad and you can run with it. The tri suit is a high-tech outfit engineered to make the triathlete comfortable during the three disciplines. Thanks to its second skin effect, it is worn from beginning to end of the race.
It is available in a one-piece suit version with or without sleeves or as an outfit made up of a separate jersey and tight shorts also known as a singlet + shorty.
Tri suits are often confused with neoprene wetsuits, however, each one has a very specific function:
the neoprene wetsuit is only used for the swimming section. It is compulsory when the water temperature is less than or equal to 16°C, optional when it is between 16 and 24°C, and forbidden when the water temperature is greater than or equal to 24°C. In addition to protecting you from the cold, it makes you more buoyant in the water.
the tri suit is worn underneath the neoprene wetsuit and is worn throughout the race. the size is close-fitting and the fit is aerodynamic,
Although it is not necessary to wear underwear beneath the tri suit, women may wear a crop top or bra underneath if they need it.