Gear Guides

Bike shoes: 10 of the best for triathlon reviewed

10 of this year’s best bike shoes, tested and rated by our expert reviewer
10 September 2018 at 10:00  (1)

Triathlon wetsuits: 14 of the best tested and rated

14 tri-specific wetsuits, for every budget, are put to the test by Matt Baird and Jack Sexty. The first 7 are priced £150-£250 while the final 7 are priced £350-£675  (1)

Triathlon bike saddles: 9 of the best reviewed

A sore backside can wreck your race, so it's crucial you choose the right saddle. We test 9 of the best to discover which brands know how to make a good perch
26 June 2018 at 08:00  (2)

Men's vested tri-suits: 7 of the best reviewed, tested & rated

Need a comfy and fast tri-suit to match your triathlon needs this season? We test and rate 7 of the best vested triathlon suits on the market.
05 June 2018 at 11:00

TT bike helmets: 7 of the best reviewed

7 of the best time trial aero helmets tested, rated and reviewed by our expert reviewer
23 May 2018 at 11:00  (2)

Triathlon bike shoes: 10 of the best reviewed

As well as a good fit and a stiff sole, triathletes also need bike shoes that are easy to get on and off in a hurry. Jack Sexty tests 10 of the best to see which ones tick all the boxes
04 August 2017 at 13:00

Women’s tri-suits: 6 of the best reviewed

Six of this year’s best tri-suits for women get put to the test by Helen Webster. Here's what she thought on each...
19 June 2017 at 11:56

Triathlon gear buying guides

From triathlon-specific bikes to sophisticated GPS watches you could spend a fortune buying triathlon kit and equipment, each piece of triathlon equipment promising to make the difference to your training and race performance. Here are some triathlon gear buying and fact guides to some of the most essential pieces of triathlon kit...
27 April 2017 at 14:00

How to choose triathlon swim gear by Chrissie Wellington

Four-time Kona champion shares her hard-won tips on finding the wetsuit, goggles and other kit you need
08 March 2017 at 10:00

Chrissie Wellington on... Budget triathlon gear

"Ultimately, you compete using your heart and your head, not your wallet," says Britain's four-time Kona champ

Chrissie Wellington’s 10 top tri kit essentials

If anyone knows what tri gear you need (and don’t need) to race, it’s Britain’s four-time Kona queen
11 May 2016 at 13:08

Running shoes buying guide: what to look for

Minimalist, motion-controlled, oversized… the choice of trainer for triathletes is now exhaustive. And downright confusing. We shed some light…
11 March 2016 at 09:11

Grouptest Review: Winter Gear

It's always wise to be fully prepared when the weather gets really chilly. Here are a sextet of options that will help keep you active outdoors this off-season...
14 January 2016 at 14:24

Grouptest review: Women's run jackets

220's editor Helen Webster faces the elements in four run jackets...
27 November 2015 at 10:35

Grouptest review: Trail shoes

Hitting the trails? Here's our guide to help you to purchase a robust and reliable off-roader this winter...
12 November 2015 at 16:09

Best energy bars review 2015

We chow down on eight of the best energy bars for long-distance fuelling
01 October 2015 at 12:33

Best aero road helmets review 2015

We test ten of this year’s best models to see which deliver comfort, cooling and convenience in equal measure
02 September 2015 at 14:36

Best swim training tools review 2015

From paddles to ear protectors, we put four of this year’s best pool aids to the test
25 August 2015 at 10:19

Best bike computers for triathletes 2015

We check out ten of this year’s best models to find the best for your needs
13 August 2015 at 11:49

Best sports glasses review 2015

We test a quartet of shades to see which ones look the part and perform in all conditions
06 August 2015 at 10:25