Australia's 2XU follows a strict ideology -- wearable technology. Sure, it has a marketing ring to it, but the execution of this principle follows many paths. Form and function must live in harmony, and exhaustive research and development must take precedent over complacency. However, the result of this hard work pays off for us, as is demonstrated with the Femme Women's Tri Singlet.
2XU approached the Femme Tri singlet with a deliberately even focus across all three disciplines of triathlon. Think about that. What fabric performs equally across the board? Well, the answer came in the form of development, and from this, the 70D elastane, SBR Skin X fabric was born. We know, we're not fans of titles filled with seemingly arbitrary numbers and letters, either. So, let's make some sense of this fabric. Basically, the '70D' stands for 70 denier. What's a denier? Simply put, a denier is a unit of measure for the weight of a fabric. Technically speaking, it measures a fabric's grams-per-9000-meters. And while a typical recovery compression piece features a material choice around 200 deniers and up, the Tri singlet uses a lighter, less constricting 70 denier fabric. This means that you still receive a lightly focused graduated compression, but the most direct gains are made through limiting muscle oscillation. So, whether you're getting slapped by wakes, getting rattled in the saddle, or pummeled by your pounding on the pavement, the SBR Skin X fabric provides an enhanced level of muscle support that will minimize fatigue.
And while this design feature complements all of the triathlon disciplines, Skin X still includes technical aspects to increase efficiency in the water and on the land. Starting with the water aspects, Skin X possesses hydrophobic properties. If your Latin is a little rusty, this means that the material is capable of repelling water during the swim. In fact, the fabric minimizes water retention, which also translates to an a reduction in hydrodynamic and accelerate drag. But, you're probably wondering how this is possible? Well, this material is constructed from a high-density, hydrophobic blend of polyamide and Lycra. This means that the material's composition is tightly bound and provides a next-to-skin fit. However, 2XU ensured that the flexibility wasn't to be a lost attribute. Instead, the fabric incorporates a four-way stretch system that allows a full range of movement, while retaining its targeted compressive qualities. Additionally, 2XU used a multi-panel, anatomic construction and a built-in shelf bra in order to further enhance your comfort.
Furthering your dryness, 2XU included side panels that are constructed from its highly breathable and stretchable Sensor Mesh X fabric. The back of the singlet utilizes a racer back design to not only accentuate the body, but also provide exceptional comfort. And for further comfort, the Femme Tri singlet features a complete flatlock seam construction. So, you won't experience anymore pinching or painful rubbing on your torso.
The 2XU Femme Women's Tri Singlet is available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Bermuda Blue/blue fondale, Black/black, and Northern Lights Blue/ultremare.