On the surface, triathlon shorts seem like a simple concept. However, once you take all three disciplines into account, a myriad of potential problems present themselves. Lucky for you, TYR is out of the pool and into the triathlon world. And with its Competitor 8in Tri Women's Shorts, you gain access to an anatomic race fit, supportive fabrics, and a level of comfort that extends beyond all three sports. For the bulk of the Competitor Tri shorts' construction, TYR used a blend of polyester and spandex. Why these two fibers' Well, polyester is easily the most versatile fiber in sports apparel. Case in point is the venerable Lycra material. It provides a supportive, yet non constrictive, structure, while remaining soft to the touch. Additionally, with the elasticity of the added spandex content, the resulting material is granted a four way stretch. So, your freedom of movement is guaranteed, regardless of the discipline at hand. More importantly, though, the fabric presented here is incredibly efficient at managing moisture. Essentially, perspiration and water are pulled away from the skin and transported to the quick drying surface of the top. In fact, this characteristic has been further through TYR's incorporation of mesh panels. As a result, thermo regulation is maintained at a consistent level, while your dryness is guaranteed, minimizing the risk of discomfort. In terms of fit, TYR designed the Competitor Tri shorts for competitors, meaning that it's ready for endurance racing. It features a comfort beaded silicone leg hem, a stretch woven drawcord, and an ample, eight inch inseam. As a result of the latter, the shorts experience more surface area coverage, which results in an increase in both compressive support and resistance to wetsuit chafing. Furthering this level of comfort, TYR included its new Competitor AMP chamois. This insert features a minimalist construction as to provide enough support for the bike leg without inhibiting comfort in either t...