If you were to compile a list of all of you triathlon apparel wants, you'd essentially be describing the attributes of the Blueseventy TX2000 Singlet. Yes, we're being completely serious. In fact, we're still struggling with how Blueseventy was able to produce this for under $100. It has graduated compression, the thinnest possible fabric, a Coldblack finish, and fit that's nearly unrivaled. What more could you possibly want?
Starting at the front panel, 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 that's necessary for the varied shoulder locomotion of triathlon. But, Blueseventy did still construct the fabric with a graduated design. This means that the singlet is 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.
Additionally, Blueseventy underwent costly process to produce this singlet. Starting with the fabric treatment, the TX2000 features what's known as 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. However, Blueseventy made even more advances towards thermo-regulation and moisture management by giving UVX 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, while breathability is enhanced due to its airy composition.
Aiding in this, Blueseventy incorporated a rear panel that's been constructed from Velo Mesh. So, you'll find that thermo-regulation is consistently managed within the jersey. The reason for this is rather simple, as the back naturally serves as an evacuation point for excess body heat and perspiration. However, you'll find that Blueseventy extended this mesh panel over the ribs on a contoured pattern. And when this feature is coupled with the inset armholes of the singlet, heat doesn't stand a chance.
However, you'll find that this inset design also lends itself to the overall fit of the singlet. Accordingly, the design allows for the full locomotion that's required of the arms, shoulders, and lats for swimming, cycling, and running.
For on-the-fly heat dumps, the singlet features a half-length front zipper. And for storage of your race nutrition, Blueseventy also included an ample-sized rear pocket.
The Blueseventy TX2000 Singlet is available in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black and Blue.