We test out the T Mat Pro Transition Mat to see if it keeps things neat and tidy ready for T1…

T Mat

The T Mat Pro Triathlon Transition Mat is a neoprene mat that unrolls flat and stays flat. It’s available in a range of bright and neon colours to help you find your transition spot amongst a thousand others – if you’re lucky enough to come out of the water with a transition area still full of bikes that is!

The mat is comfortable on bare feet and is ideal for keeping your transition station tidy. At 72 x 52cm, fully unfolded, I found it a little wide for the space typically allocated by race organisers – but this might be an excuse to spread out a bit.

One of the main benefits is that it won’t bunch up like a towel or have a corner blow over, covering your sunglasses and invariably resulting in you stepping on them as you clumsily try to remove a wetsuit whilst still a bit dizzy from a freezing swim.

It’s lightweight and packs down to a small roll with a handy Velcro strap to keep it neat in your transition bag or box.

Words: Jon Dundee

Jon, 36,  has been a keen age group triathlete for the past three years and qualified for the ETU sprint distance European Championships in 2014. His favourite discipline is cycling and his next goal is to go up in distance at the Ironman 70.3 in Majorca this May.

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