The Best Triathlon Kit For Your Race

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published May 13, 2014
  • Updated Apr 12, 2016 at 12:48 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker

Louis Garneau Tri Elite Course Kit

Best for: Long-distance comfort

One-piece suits intuitively seem more aerodynamic than two-piece options, but wind tunnel testing disproved that notion—two-piece kits can be just as fast or faster. Garneau designed this kit for Craig Alexander to wear in Kona, and the separate construction is friendlier to mid-race bathroom stops. Unlike the other suits, this kit uses a supportive foam pad that is better for long-course bike legs. It fits snugly, but the fabric stretches and feel more accommodating than the Champion Systems kit.

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FILED UNDER: Bike / Gear & Tech

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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