High performance and comfort never seem to go hand in hand, but with the Zone3 Lava Tri Shorts, they do. Worn the world over by Ironman athletes, the premium fabrics incorporated into these shorts are what defines their incredibly comfortable nature. Combining Zone3’s Sensory and Aquaflo fabrics, the shorts remain smooth and soft with a full water repellent coating to help minimise any water absorption, whilst giving extra support and compression on the front legs.
The Aquaflo fabrics are used for extra support and compression on the front legs and are also designed to give low levels of drag thanks to the water repellent Teflon coating. With a Lycra made from specially formulated hydrodynamic technology, when water splashes onto the shorts, it actually beads up and rolls off.
In conjunction with Cytech, one of the world’s leading pad manufacturers based in Italy, the pad insert is one of the most innovative on the market. Perforated to deliver supreme breathability, the pad dries extremely quickly, keeping you comfortable as soon as you step out of the water.
A super snug 3.5cm waistband has been added to allow for perfect fitting, giving an extremely comfortable and supportive fit. A no drawstring design keeps chafing to a minimum, alongside a slightly higher neutral sitting around the waist than other tri shorts to ensure coverage on the back whilst in the aero position.
Nutrition storage pockets on each side of the legs enable easy access whilst on the bike or running, ensuring you’re always at peak performance and never low on energy. A new rear zipped pocket is also perfect for storing nutrition or other items which demand a more secure fit during the swim.
Silicone UFO leg grippers combine with a soft elastic internal and external silicone to stop any material riding up when running or cycling. These grippers are stitched to the bottom of the leg to create a more comfortable fit and prevent any movement.
Stylish flatlock stitching is designed and incorporated to reduce irritation contact points with the skin by lifting the seams onto the outside of the fabric. This also increases the strength of the Zone3 Lava Tri Shorts to ensure you are ready to go the distance.