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2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Women’s-Specific Gear

  • by Julia Polloreno
  • Published Feb 28, 2014
  • Updated Mar 31, 2014 at 7:52 PM UTC


Made-for-women gear with thoughtful design details can make a difference in comfort and performance.

Run kit

Oiselle’s Lux Layer Top ($78, Oiselle.com) feels like a second skin, thanks to the super-soft blend fabric that hugs the arms and upper torso but flares slightly for a forgiving tummy fit. The top feels breathable but still protects against the early-spring chill. The Stride compression short ($35) is designed to fit snugly yet flatter, and the wide yoga-pants-style waistband won’t pinch your midsection. A small zip pocket lets you stash a key or gel and forget about it.

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