Review: Tyr Competitor tri-suit
Top-class tri-suit offering comfort and compression. Highly recommended
Californian collective Tyr have fine recent form in the tri-suit market, having kitted Chrissie Wellington for multiple Ironman World Champs. While our aims are less lofty, the Competitor oozes top-end spec and style.
Noticeably tighter than many other suits, the stealth-like black panels also provide compression properties aimed at a faster recovery and proved quick-drying when exiting the pool for the bike.
The benefits of the Tyr really kicked-in on two wheels, with the beaded grippers subtly keeping the legs in place and the ridged ‘amp pad’ providing both comfort and breathability for the crotch area.
The chamois was trouble-free on the run, too, with the fabric keeping temperatures low. Our only qualm was the uncovered side pockets, barely big enough for a few Jelly Babies and not ideal if you’re intent on reducing hydrodynamics in the pool.
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