Pearl Izumi ELITE In-R-Cool Tri Shorts – Product Review

Similar to the Racing Flat scenario, I have been looking for a new suit to wear during my upcoming triathlons.  18 years ago I would have just worn a Speedo and a running singlet and called it good.  Today though, everyone plays every advantage they can.  I had been looking at a couple websites and found that the Pearl Izumi Elite In-R-Cool Tri Shorts were the ticket for the Sprints.  These shorts can be worn to swim, bike, and run and are comfortable and non-restrictive.  The chamois inner is thin and small so as to not impair any running strides but supple enough to protect the pubic area from any undue stress. There are other suits out there but they can get a bit pricey, namely one from that I really am thinking heavily about for the future or some longer triathlons, but for the money ($80 Retail) this Tri Short will fit the bill nicely!  Thank you again to Kerry Ryan of Action Sports for being there and having these amazing products in stock!

Here are the particulars! The following information has been taken from

Designed for both training and racing, the Men’s ELITE In-R-Cool™ Tri Short is constructed with our innovative In-R-Cool™ fabric technology. Superior cooling and UV protection combined with an anti-odor, thermal–regulating chamois offer exceptional performance.

•ELITE Transfer fabric with In-R-Cool™ technology provides superior cooling and reflective sun protection
•Welded hem with silicone
•One back easy access envelope pocket
•TRI quick-dry chamois
•8″ inseam (size medium)
•Not recommended for use in chlorinated pools


Body: 80% nylon 12% Black Lycra® Spandex 8% polyester/ UPF 50+
Technology: coldblack®
Side Panel on White and Black Streak: 80% polyester 20% elastane

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