Review: 2XU G:2 Compression trisuit
Shines at long-distance thanks to its comfort and pockets, but let down by swathe of charcoal on the groin area
Cooling, comfortable and compressive. They may be known for supplying the Aussie ITU speedster Emma Snowsill, but the G:2 from 2XU gains instant points for long-course duties.
The three open-ended yet sizeable rear pockets will stash your nutrition for race day and bike/run bricks, while the fleece chamois was comfy. As ever, the compression benefits were hard to exactly quantify although we did feel an improvement in our run posture due to the tight fit.
The brand’s ICE X2 fabric kept us cool on harder efforts on the turbo, but on the downside its fairly slow to dry and the great swathe of grey, sorry, charcoal, on the groin area isn’t ideal, with a damp patch of water, sweat or worse being clearly visible while we were on the bike or run. For this reason, we’d definitely opt for the striking all-black version.
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