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FORZA TRI SHORT*

Regular price $ 154.00

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 FTS3

The Forza Trishort is by far one of the single most popular tri shorts in the world. It is the foundation which started the entire compression industry dating back to 1997, when De Soto Sport was asked to test the very first compression fabrics for the Dupont Textile Company. 2 decades and many improvements later, you simply can't go wrong in owning this short.

Sizing: Please refer to the size chart button above for sizing guidance. 
Fit Type: Compressive
Fit Note: 
Please do not assume your size, please use our size chart. If in doubt, email questions to contact@desotosport.com.  

New Features:

  • Regular rise - sits just below the hip bones.
  • 4mm Clasico Integrated Pad provides comfort on the bike and goes unnoticed on the run
  • Seamless inner thigh eliminates friction and increases durability

    Favorite Features Remain:

    • Forza Compressor fabric provides support and helps reduce delayed onset muscle soreness 
    • 3-inch Mobius™ Comfort Compression leg-bands keep short in place without tight constriction
    • Solid black Liftfoil™ center panels provide comfort and durability
    • Curvilinear™ seamlines, and contrast flatstitch offer support, comfort and both aerodynamic and hydrodynamic advantages; making it great for non-wetsuit races
    • Elastic waistband  and zero-stretch drawcord for adjustability 
    • Swim, bike, and run in comfort without changing. Wears well under your wetsuit! Use in Triathlons
    • Disclaimer: swimming in murky water, including ponds, streams, bays, etc. may cause staining to white colored items.
    • This environmentally-friendly innovation is completely free of solvents and the dyes used have no VOC.
    • Not recommended for repeated use in a chlorinated pool
    • Made in USA
    Inseam lengths:
    • Small: 8" (20.32cm)
    • Medium: 8.5" (21.59cm)
    • Large: 9" (22.86cm)
    • XLarge: 9.5" (24.13cm)
    • 2X-Large: 10" (25.4cm)

    Outseam lengths:

    • Small: 14.25" (36.20cm)
    • Medium: 15.25" (38.73cm)
    • Large: 16.25" (41.27cm)
    • XLarge: 17.25" (43.81cm)
    • 2X-Large: 18.25" (46.35cm)

    Front Rise (measurement from center pad up to the top of the waistband):

    •      Small: 9"
    •      Medium: 9.5"
    •      Large: 10"
    •      XLarge: 10.5"
    •      2X-Large 11"

    Rear Rise (measurement from center pad up to the backside of the waistband):

    •      Small: 10.5"
    •      Medium: 11.5"
    •      Large: 12"
    •      XLarge: 12.5"
    •      2X-Large: 13"

    Q & A

    What are the differences between Forza Tri Shorts and Riviera Tri Short?

    • Forza has 4 mm Intergrated pad;  Riviera has 7 mm Integrated pad
    • Riviera has longer inseam;  Forza has shorter (please see product pages for lengths by size)
    • Forza comes with either 4-pockets or no pockets;  Riviera has 2 Waterlid™ pockets which makes them ideal for non-wetsuit legal swims
    What are the similarities between Forza Tri Shorts and Riviera Tri Short?
    • Both have compression fabric with 3 inch Mobius Comfort Compression™ Leg Bands
    • Both match any of our Skin Cooler™ tops
    • Both have a long drawcord combined with a comfortable elastic waist

    PRODUCT CODE:  FTS3

    Customer Reviews
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    RW
    10/03/2021
    Ron W.
    United States United States

    Proof.

    Three full Ironmans including an age group 1st place, all in De Soto kits. Thanks for the comfort and speed.

    De Soto Sport FORZA TRI SHORT* Review
    RC
    01/31/2021
    Ricardo C.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Best tri short ever!

    It might seem pricy, but it is worth every penny!!! The first couple of rides felt a little stiff, but now I don’t even feel I am wearing it.

    A
    07/31/2020
    Anonymous
    United States United States

    Forza Tri Short

    Great short! Super well made. I might suggest you size up as the medium was smaller than I expected. However, Emilio was GREAT about accepting my request for exchange even after I had worn the short and had cut out the inside label.

    JB
    07/02/2020
    James B.
    United States United States

    Good stuff

    True to size chart. Nice quality throughout. Pricey, but hey.

    A
    06/16/2020
    Anonymous
    United States United States

    Forza Tri Short

    Comfortable short for cycling and running. I have 2 pairs of the Forza and also a Riviera that has a slightly thicker pad for longer rides. Holding up well with wear so far...

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