Tri Shorts

Triathlon shorts - or 'tri shorts' if you're in the know - are a vital part of your triathlon gear. They're often lighter weight than full-on cycling shorts, and women-specific tri shorts can be a little shorter for adaptability across all three disciplines.

They have a slimmer pad, meaning you can swim, cycle and run in them comfortably. In fact, plenty of people prefer this kind of pad for cycling (if you're looking for traditionally padded cycling shorts, click here).

Women's triathlon tops are designed to be paired with tri tops, so these days you can create a look that's a strong as your performance. Here are our top picks...