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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Small: 8" (20.32cm)
Medium: 8.5" (21.59cm)
Large: 9" (22.86cm)
XLarge: 9.5" (24.13cm)
2X-Large: 10" (25.4cm)
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):
Rear Rise (measurement from center pad up to the backside of the waistband):
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
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.
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.
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.