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FORZA TRI SHORT 4-POCKET*

Regular price $ 170.00

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 FTF3

With a total of four pockets and the Mobius™ Comfort Compression leg-bands, this is considered to be the best short for long and ultra distance racing. It is identical to the Forza Tri Short model FTS3 with the addition of pockets. 

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.  

Features and Benefits. 

  • 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
  • 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
  • Four Pockets, two on each outer thigh, one above the other, made of Forza Compressor fabric to store training and racing essentials. If the pockets are empty there is zero drag at speeds of 5mph (8kph) or less. The fastest triathletes in the world do not swim 5 mph.
  • 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:  FTF3

    Customer Reviews
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    MC
    04/18/2022
    Manuel C.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    DeSoro Forza 4-pocket

    Fantastic. The shorts delivered on performance, comfort, and durability so far. Besides a great product, DeSoto has great customer service. Prompt response, attention to detail, excellent communication with customers.

    A
    03/21/2022
    Anonymous
    United States United States

    Love the pocket shorts

    I find the pockets in the shorts much easier to use compared to the jersey pockets! In fact these pockets are essential!

    JS
    02/25/2022
    jeff s.
    United States United States

    Amazing Tri Shorts

    I have been wearing De Soto Tri shorts for 20 years they are the only shorts I wear biking and running. I recommend them to everyone. also some of the best customer service out there.

    AD
    10/03/2021
    Andy D.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Fit is odd, but overall good.

    Padding is great. Overall performance is good. I just wish they did not ride so low on my back. I have had four pairs of these, the first two fit great…the last two not as much, and I get sunburns on my lower back.

    MM
    09/13/2021
    Matthew M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Fantastic Four-pocket Forsa!

    These shorts immediately became my go-to for training and racing long distance triathlons. I can easily carry my nutrition and a small water bottle in the pockets, eliminating the need for a belt - and I still have 2 pockets available for my car key or anything else. The chamois is thick enough for century rides or IM races yet thin enough for runs from 5k to the marathon. And the compression is tight enough to provide support without feeling constricted. I love these shorts and already bought a second pair.

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