We review Compressports’s triathlon shirt and shorts.

Triathlon Shirt £65, Triathlon Short £85

This seamless triathlon shirt has areas of light compression, hydrophobic and antibacterial fabric. There are also angled pockets on the back for easy gel storage. Despite being a real body hugger, the top was really comfy with no chafing during any of the disciplines while the sleeves offered welcome sun protection. The one worry we had was the lack of zip for ventilation, but this proved unfounded. The top remained cool and wicked well, helping it dry quickly after the swim.

The Triathlon Short was also very comfortable with a lovely antibacterial, antifungal pad and no chafing seams. The silicone grippers meant no slippage on the saddle, but moving positions was a little cumbersome at times. The quad compression was substantial and helped support the legs, but might be overkill for some. There’s also a pocket on the front of the shorts that was too small to be really useful and looked odd too – a criticism that can be levelled at the shorts as a whole, which look more like underwear than some of the other shorts we have used.

An awesome triathlon top, but the shorts are a little over-complicated

Performance 5/5
Value 4/5
Overall 4/5

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