The benefits of compression are well known, but 2XU's Elite Compression Women's Tri Shorts are so much more than a circulation enhancing, muscle supporting, lactic acid reducing wondershort. They're also constructed with Ice X2 CT panels, which provide active cooling that can reduce your skin's temperature by up to five degrees. Cooler skin equals less sweat, which in turn means increased efficiency, especially over long distances. You'll also feel fresher, which shouldn't be underrated when it comes to lowering event times. While the Elite's 105DCK compression fabric supplies numerous biomechanical benefits, it also features UPF 50 sun protection to shield your skin from the sun and perforated details to increase breathability. Two angled back pockets hold gels and tabs while maintaining a low drag coefficient in the water, and the Memory Tech LD chamois protects you on the bike without slowing you down during the swim or run. 2XU finishes the Elite with a comfortable power mesh waistband and seamless silicone leg gripper, so your shorts will stay put without rubbing you the wrong way.