The Essentials

Everything you need to complete your first tri

Aug 4, 2008
Outside Magazine
Triathlon Training Gear

   Photo: Jens Mortensen

1. On race day, go fast and easy with Zoot Sports' do-it-all ULTRA Racesuit ($175;

2. Blue Seventy's Vision goggles ($20; give you wide-angle lenses for open water.

3. Speed laces and a sock-free design mean a quick entry to the Zoot Ultra Race ($130).

4. Orca's Apex 2 wetsuit ($550; offers superior buoyancy and silicone forearm swatches to boost troke efficiency.

5. The polarized Positive Red lens on Oakley's Radar ($255; cuts glare and repels sweat.

6. Northwave's Tribal cycling shoe ($170; delivers easy access with Velcro on the top strap to hold the upper open during transitions.

7. The Orca 226 Tri Pant ($70) has more padding than most tri shorts but dries fast and doesn't chafe.

8. Suunto's t3C heart-rate monitor ($190; works equally well for numbers geeks and beginners.