While success in triathlon is hinged on numerous variables like endurance and form, none weigh as heavily as speed. And given that you're forced to perfect speed in three different disciplines, it comes as no surprise that companies like 2XU stand among the most technologically innovative design units in the world. As a result, you benefit from gear like the Long Distance Tri Singlet that reduces your drag profile both on land and in the water. However, that's just the start of what the Australian powerhouse loaded into this singlet.
So, you might be asking yourself what gives this suit the 'long distance' designation when compared to 2XU's other singlet offerings? Well, while you still retain retain 2XU's hallmark compressive efforts, the primary composition of the Long Distance is made from the ICE X fabric. This material takes a twofold approach to endurance, starting with its yarn being embedded with Xylitol. Yes, the sugar substitute. And like its application in gum, your skin will receive a cooling rush when ICE X is confronted with perspiration. Basically, the material operates as a refrigerant that rapidly evaporates moisture, then converting it into cool air. So, the fabric counteracts heat by utilizing its byproduct -- kind of like physiological recycling. Additionally, the second approach to endurance is the material's IR blocking properties. This means that infrared light is largely blocked from penetrating the skin. What's infrared? Infrared light is the most predominant form of radiation from the sun's sea-level irradiance. Basically, IR transfers around 16% more heat to the body than visible light. So, limiting your skin's exposure to this energy minimizes spikes in your skin temperature. In fact, 2XU claims that ICE X will actually lower your skin temperature up to 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Specifically placed panels of the Singlet have also been constructed from 2XU's 70D Kinetic Speed 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 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 Kinetic Speed fabric provides an enhanced level of muscle support that will minimize fatigue. Additionally, this material utilizes 2XU's turbulent airflow technology in order to minimize drag while you're in the saddle.
To ensure the Singlet's fit, 2XU incorporated an anatomic-paneled design. So, the seams of the singlet naturally conform to the contours of your body while in motion. Nutrition storage is handled by two rear pockets. And for further comfort, the Long Distance Singlet features a complete flatlock seam construction. So, you won't experience anymore pinching or painful rubbing over your body.
The 2XU Long Distance Tri Singlet is available in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black/black, Charcoal/burnt orange, and Indigo/charcoal.