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Complete Guide To Buy Triathlon Starters Kit

Complete Guide To Buy Triathlon Starters Kit

Triathlon has gained incredible popularity in recent years. Participation has skyrocketed, and sales of triathlon gear have followed suit. If you're an avid runner who wants to test yourself against other distances, then triathlon is the best way to go. The next question is: where do you start?

The answer to this is to start preparing your triathlon kit. There are hundreds of triathlon products available, many of them are extremely necessary, and many will just burden your backpack. 

So, to get you out of the dilemma of which triathlon gears you really need, we have penned down a list of top ticket items you would need to get started in a triathlon.

Let's get started!

Tri-Suit

A tri-suit is a multi-purpose item of clothing that you'll wear throughout the complete triathlon. Available in either two-piece or one-piece varieties, tri-suits are designed to dry off quickly after the swim, provide cushioning for the cycle, and keep you moving freely during the run.

Have a look at our two top picks for you:

2XU Women's Active Trisuit

For women enthusiasts, we picked the 2XU Active Trisuit known for offering premium comfort. Designed with high-quality core fabrics, you can perform all the triathlon adventures without any discomfort. Built for performance, the 2XU Active Trisuit effectively keeps you cool during training and race day.

Features

  • Highly comfortable
  • Highly flexible
  • Ultimate muscle support

2XU Men's Perform Front Zip Trisuit

Your go-to tri suit for your next competition! The suit offers advanced muscle support to minimize fatigue and industry-leading aerodynamics. Embedded with ventilation technologies, this zip tri suit is a wise choice. 

Features

  • Powerful and durable lower body
  • 3D mesh structure 
  • SBR vent through the upper body provides exceptional aerodynamics 
  • Ergonomically engineered to fit your body 
  • Leveraging a hydrophilic nylon-lycra fiber matrix
  • Sensor mesh paneling
  • Airflow management
  • Easily accessible rear pockets

Goggles

To many, this piece of accessory may appear insignificant, but a wrong pair of goggles can certainly ruin your triathlon even before it's even begun. If your goggles don't fit correctly, they'll be crammed with water as soon as you begin the swim, and regardless of how confident a swimmer you're, this may slow you down. 

Thus, having the right pair of goggles won't enhance your performance but will definitely keep you on your pace.

Here’s our top recommendations for you:

S3 Soft Tact Stone Grey Sunglasses

A perfect pick with standout features in goggles. The S3 gives triathlon riders a subtly softened angularity while retaining the definitive look of unwavering power. Wearing it helps you give your 100%.

Features

  • Cylindrical shield lens for increased peripheral view and protection
  • Ultra HD lenses 
  • 100% UV protection 
  • Hard coated scratch-resistant lens
  • Additional lens ventilation to prevent fogging
  • Hydrophobic & Oleophobic lens 
  • Durable, flexible, and lightweight TR90 frame
  • Ultra-grip rubber nose and temple tips provide a secure fit

Racetrap Sunglasses 

Welcome to the next evolution of the Speedtrap - featuring an even larger field of vision and an enhanced snugger fit.

Features

  • Ultra HD lenses 
  • Optically correct decentered six spherical base shield
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • 100% UV protection 
  • Durable, flexible, and lightweight TR90 frame
  • Scratch-resistant lens coating of the highest quality

Helmet

An absolute essential triathlon piece, without one, you won't be allowed to compete in the triathlon! Although you will come across staggeringly expensive helmets, you don't need to spend a fortune on this. 

Check their material, durability and see if they have passed certain safety tests to be triathlon-eligible. If it passes every checkout point, without any further delay, just invest.  

Look what we picked for you:

Lazer Bullet Helmet

A helmet that is a perfect combination of aerodynamics and ventilation! Looking for ultimate protection? Invest in this helmet by Lazer and get out of the age-old dilemma of ventilation versus aerodynamics. 

With its narrow shape and closed-shell, a helmet has impeccable aerodynamic performance. 

Features

  • Aerodynamic helmet 
  • Quick adjustment
  • Airslide system 
  • Adequate ventilation 

 Abus Aventor Helmet Small

The real all-rounder is how we refer to this helmet. It is an ideal helmet that offers an optimal balance of high protection, perfect ventilation, and great comfort. Aventor's innovative design, latest technology, outstanding functionality, maximum ventilation, and low weight make it a perfect pick. 

Features

  • Highly comfort
  • Double shell in-mold
  • Shock absorbing helmet material (EPS)
  • Ponytail compatibility
  • Lower edge protection
  • Structural reinforcement integrated into the EPS 
  • Fine adjustment system with handy dial

Running Shoes

You'll be spending tons of your time pounding in your shoes during training and the d-day, so getting the right pair of shoes for you is significant. We recommend a model of shoe that perfectly fits you.

Here's a quick sneak peek through our best running shoes:

Lake Men's CX176-X Shoe

A perfect pick for the cycling part in triathlon! For rides that take you on longer paths and require excellent foot control to avoid hot spots & numbness, better invest in these running shoes. The shoe is precisely built with a fitted toe-box, high arch & mid-width ball girth. 

With a much closer fit than any of our off-road lasts, these running shoes cradle the foot securely to avoid any unwanted movement. 

Features

  • High quality
  • Durable materials
  • Rigorously field-tested
  • BOA fit system 
  • Lake Sport fiberglass-injected nylon outsole 

Salewa Ws Wildfire Gore-Tex Poseidon

For your running partner, we chose this creation by Salewa. Built with high-quality material, the shoes are embedded with the upper part made from eco-leather and insoles made of textile to give great comfort. 

Features

  • Cleansport NXT
  • Climbing lacing 
  • Extended comfort footwear
  • Multi-Fit Footbed Plus
  • Overlap closing
  • Vibram technology
  • Safe outdoor footwear

Hydration essentials

Gotta have something to sip on the bike, right? Especially to remain hydrated and charged up throughout the triathlon, you will need to keep all your hydration essentials handy. Other than carrying a water bottle, you must have a complete backup of energy boosters and electrolytes.

Some key essentials to keep in your triathlon kit includes:

We believe this handy guide would have been helpful for you. Not that our variety is restricted to only these, you can stroll the Adventure HQ platform for a variety of top-notch triathlon equipment. 

But we just help you spot the best of the rest. We want you to make wise choices and don't end up losing several bucks on unnecessary purchases. 

Trust us; we work for you!

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