Triathlons are hard enough without uncomfortable and inefficient gear slowing you down. Having the correct setup, starting with the 2XU Elite Men's Compression Tri Singlet, can be the difference between struggling through the last few miles or pushing for your personal best. 2XU designed the sleek, form fitting Elite to be at home in the water, on the bike, and during the run, and built it with compression properties to support your muscles, improve circulation, and decrease lactic acid buildup. The upshot is that you'll feel fresher for longer, so you'll be able to swim, bike and run faster over serious distances. In addition to its compressive properties, The Elite also helps you stay cool. Ice X2 CT fabric, which combines incredible moisture management with active cooling properties, is incorporated into the design and can actually keep your skin up to five degrees coolers than it would otherwise be, conferring obvious benefits when you're working hard during a long event. It also boasts UPF 50 sun protection and flatlock stitching to save your skin. The semi locking front zipper stays in place where you leave it, so you can modulate ventilation, and the two rear pockets hold gels, tabs, and other key gear for easy access without having to stop.