Pearl Izumi Pro Tri Sprint Suit
Best for: Short-course racing
The fabric texture has a plastic feel, and the robust material squeezes firmly against the body, reducing the athlete’s size by a small but meaningful amount. It’s perfect for races barring wetsuits because the fabric repels water and doesn’t get heavy when wet. On the bike, the form-altering kit is purported to reduce aero drag. The drawback of the suit’s speed-boosting design is breathability and comfort. Compression around the midsection can feel restrictive when running and it traps a bit more body heat.