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2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Race Apparel

  • by Erin Beresini and Mat Steinmetz
  • Published Apr 23, 2014
  • Updated 3 days ago
Photo: John David Becker

Orca 226 Tri Top and Kompress Tech Pant – Men

$218, Orca.com
The draw: Design to go long

There are 226 kilometers in an iron-distance tri, and testers were left with no doubt this comfortable chamois can go the distance. The kit feels just as primed for a hard, fast half. Solid quad compression on the 8-inch shorts helps keep legs fresh, while two rear pockets securely cradle gels. With two side pockets on the top, excellent arm range of motion and a zipper guard to avoid chafing when the zipper is up, the top will stay out of your way while you chase a long-course PR.

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