Gear Guides

Women's run jackets: 4 of the best reviewed

When it’s cold and wet, a good technical run jacket can make all the difference to your run sessions. 220’s editor Helen Webster faces the elements in four of the best...
10 December 2019 at 12:00

Men's triathlon wetsuits: 5 of the best top-end suits tested and rated

Want to splurge on a fantastic wetsuit? Jack Sexty tests five of the best £500 plus tri-specific wetsuits  (1)

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.
30 April 2019 at 09:00

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)

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

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

Best women’s lightweight running shoes review 2015

We strap on eight pairs to see which will serve you best come race day
14 July 2015 at 12:39

Best energy gels review 2015

We slurp 10 of this season’s top energy gels to find the goo for you…
09 July 2015 at 11:40

Best lightweight running shoes review 2015

We slip into 10 racing shoes to discover which’ll give you a boost
16 June 2015 at 11:03  (1)

Best triathlon bike hydration systems 2015

We test three to find which one deserves a place on your race steed
12 June 2015 at 12:14