When you’re preparing for a triathlon, you might start out wearing your same old sports bras and workout clothing, but eventually, you’ll want to get more targeted in what you wear. As race day approaches, you might begin to worry about your race time, your comfort level during the race, or whether you’ll be able to deal with the weather conditions that Mother Nature throws at you. While it might not seem obvious, getting the right clothing can help with all of that. One important piece of the puzzle is getting a tri top designed for women.
Let’s take a look at how a women’s tri top can help you on race day, or during the long and arduous training period.
Naturally, your tri top should provide the support you need for your chest area. Quality tri tops provide not only that support, but also a bit of compression. If you’ve been in the triathlon game for a while, then you probably know that compression clothing hugs your body and provides just enough constriction to increase your blood flow.
Keeps You Cool
During hot races, you don’t want a top that is soaking up the sun’s rays and increasing your body temperature. Instead, you want a top made with a fabric that keeps you cool. Likewise, you want a top with venting that helps you stay even cooler.
When you get out of the water during the swimming portion of the race, you don’t want to be carrying around a lot of excess water weight. While it might not seem like much water, that extra weight can make a difference in your race time. What’s more, it’s uncomfortable to be in wet clothing. The ideal tri tops for women will be made from a fabric that wicks away moisture and dries quickly.
A Place to Put Things
It’s also nice to have somewhere to stash any absolutely essential items you need on race day. If you choose a bra-type tri top, you probably won’t get any pockets to stash stuff, but with the singlet or tank top style tops, you’ll generally get a handy pocket or two.
If you find a tri top that has all of these features, you’re definitely on the right track toward success in your training and during your big triathlon event.