Blueseventy is known for its triathlon wetsuits — suits such as the Helix, which is engineered, not just constructed. As it branched out into triathlon apparel, including tri-suits, singlets, and shorts, Blueseventy continued to use this same philosophy of design. Its TX2000 Women's Shorts feature graduated compression, the thinnest possible fabric, a Coldblack finish, and fit that's nearly unrivaled — and you get all that for under $100.
Blueseventy used its UVX fabric for the construction of the TX2000. This material features a 210g/m2 fiber weight that places it near that of dedicated compression fabrics. However, Blueseventy opted to keep the weight of the material down in order to retain the full range of motion. The TX2000 are knit with graduated compression. This means that the shorts are tighter at the bottom hem, gradually easing its constriction towards its approach to the heart. As a result, blood flow is enhanced, amounting in a reduction of muscle fatigue.
Knowing that you'll be faced with hot and harmful rays for hours and hours during a race, the TX2000 features a Coldblack finish. Essentially, this treatment reflects the sun's infrared heat rays, significantly reducing heat absorption. In fact, the differences between fabrics with Coldblack and those without it are staggering. Those with Coldblack reflect up to 80% of the sun's radiant energy, while those without it absorb up to 90%. Incidentally, it also blocks UV rays at a minimum of protection level of 30 UPF. UVX also features a calendered finish. This process involves folding the raw fabric in half, and passing it under rollers at high temperatures and pressures. As a result, the surface of the material is made smoother, while the fabric's density is decreased. Accordingly, UVX has a minimal absorption rate, and breathability is enhanced due to its airy composition.
To enhance cooling further, ventilation panels constructed from Velo Mesh were also added to the shorts. You'll find, quite simply, that thermo-regulation is consistently managed within the shorts.
Furthering comfort, Blueseventy included its new anti-microbial Endurance chamois. This insert features a minimalist construction as to provide enough support for the bike leg without inhibiting comfort in either the swim or run. And because of the swim, Blueseventy also designed the chamois to be water-resistant and quick-drying. So, you won't be racing soggy after T1.
The Blueseventy TX2000 Shorts are available in six sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Black/purple, Black/Black, Blue, and Black.