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15 Must-Haves: Essential Beginner Tri Gear

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Nov 10, 2011
  • Updated Apr 27, 2012 at 4:36 PM UTC
A race belt is an easy and affordable way to keep your race number in place during the race. Photo: Nils Nilsen


Goggles
We recommend getting two pairs of swim goggles—one clear or light tint (for swimming at indoor pools and race day under cloudy conditions), and a smoke-tinted pair that act as sunglasses on days when the sun in your eyes can make sighting the buoys during the race a real challenge. Try them out in the store to be sure they fit. Some beginners find the mask style of goggles less claustrophobic than traditional goggles.

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