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Carrera Tri Short*

  • 7500
  • 5

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Incomparable comfort and speed at an affordable price - simply put, our Carrera Tri Short is a tremendous value.

Sizing: Please refer to the size chart button above for sizing guidance. 
Fit Type: Form-Fitted
Fit Note:
 Please do not assume your size, please use our size chart. If in doubt, email questions to Triathlon apparel is meant to fit next-to-skin. This is to eliminate potential chafing, and unnecessary drag during the swim, bike and run. If you’re not comfortable with this type of fit and or are between sizes, we recommend sizing up. Garment will fit the most snug the first time you put it on, it will relax slightly once wet.

Features and Benefits:  

  • Made out of quick-drying Carrera™ Skin fabric for long lasting next-to-skin comfort
  • No leg gripper with a mid-thigh length inseam 
  • Drawstring-elastic waist provides adjustability 
  • Invisipad™ - a quick-drying, fleece tri-pad offers support and comfort without the appearance of a pad
  • Swim, bike and run in comfort
  • Not designed for repeated use in a chlorinated pool
  • Made in the USA

    Invisipad Dimensions:

    •      Total Length: 10.5" (26.65cm)
    •      Front Max Width: 6.5" (16.25cm)
    •      Most Narrow Point: 4.25" (10.80cm)
    •      Back Max Width: 7.25" (18.40cm)
    •      Thickness: 1.25 mm
    •      Above measurements for size Medium

    Inseam Lengths:

    •      XSmall: 6" (15.25cm)
    •      Small: 6.5" (16.5cm)
    •      Medium: 7" (17.75cm)
    •      Large: 7.5" (19cm)
    •      X-Large: 8" (20.25cm)
    •      XX-Large: 8.5" (21.5cm)
    •      XX-Large available in Solid Black only

    Outseam lengths:

    •      XSmall: 13" (33.02cm)
    •      Small: 14" (35.56cm)
    •      Medium: 15" (38.10cm)
    •      Large: 16" (40.64cm)
    •      X-Large: 17" (43.18cm)
    •      XX-Large: 18" (45.72cm)
    •      XX-Large available in Solid Black only 

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

    •      XSmall: 8.25"
    •      Small: 8.75"
    •      Medium: 9.25"
    •      Large: 9.75"
    •      X-Large: 10.25"
    •      XX-Large: 10.75"

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

    •      XSmall: 10.25"
    •      Small: 10.75"
    •      Medium: 11.25"
    •      Large: 11.75"
    •      X-Large: 12.25"
    •      XX-Large:12.75"


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    Thomas J.
    United States United States

    Great product - same as always

    I bought a pair of their tri shorts so many years ago that I can't remember when. Probably more than 15 years ago. I'm still using those shorts! I needed another pair and these are just as good as those original shorts. The only nitpick I have is that I didn't realize that "DeSoto" was written so large down the leg of the shorts. It probably won't bother anyone else, but if I'm going to be a walking billboard ...

    Tony B.
    United States United States

    Lovin’ these riding togs

    These shorts are absolutely comfortable. Bye and bye you realize that the cut of the shorts and placement of the pad conspire to achieve that elusive harmony of fit and function. I have two...a third may be in my future.

    Robert R.
    United States

    Carrera tri shorts

    I remember when Emilio De Soto First came up with the tri shorts we’ll over 20 years ago! They were a game changer in triathlon clothing because they bridged the gap between wearing Speedo’s and something more accommodating, fashionable and comfortable that could be used not only for racing but also daily training! Everyone copied those tri shorts shorts and they are still the best with the tri pad superior to all other triathlon shorts. I should know because I’ve tried them all! I have bought anywhere between 40 to 45 pair of Carrera tri shorts over the past 20 years including 4 this year for the 2019 season! Great job De Soto!!


    Long lasting comfort

    The first pair I had lasted two years, I train and race in them year round. I just bought my second pair and I expect that they will last just as long. I really like the soft, thin fleece pad which is great in the water, on the bike and the run. The padding has never irritated me like some other materials have. I also love the shorter inseam length, I find that so much more comfortable than longer shorts that come down to my knees. The only thing I would change is bottom edge of the shorts, I wish they were just a little tighter around the thigh.

    United States


    carrera trishorts are my go to shorts for races and long rides, no bulk in the pad, comfortable on the bars... i have 5 pairs


      Height Weight Waist Chest Hips
    X-Small < 5'6" in / <168 cm 135 lbs / 61 kg 22”-24” in / 56-61 cm < 37” in / < 94 cm
    Small 5’6”-5’8” in / 168-173 cm 145 lbs / 66 kg 24”-27” in / 61-69 cm 37”-39” in / 94-99 cm < 34" in  / < 86 cm
    Medium 5'9" in / 175-180 cm 165 lbs / 75 kg 27”-32” in / 69-81 cm 39”-42” in / 99-107 cm 34"-38" in  / 86-96 cm
    Large 6'0" in / 183-188 cm 195 lbs / 88 kg 32”-35” in / 81-89 cm 42”-45” in / 107-114 cm 38"-42" in / 96-106 cm
    X-Large 6'2" in / 191-196 cm 215 lbs / 98 kg 35”-41” in / 89-104 cm 45”-48” in / 114-122 cm 42"-47" in / 106-119 cm
    XX-Large 6'5" in / 197 cm+ 235 lbs / 107 kg 42” in +  / 105 cm + 49” in + / 123 cm + 48" in + / 121 cm +


    The size chart above should serve as a general guide. If you would like assistance in determining the proper size, please send the following information to

    WEIGHT - Accuracy helps us provide a more accurate size for you.
    CHEST - Fullest part of breast, measured as the largest part of circumference right over the pectoral muscle.
    WAIST -  Circumference measured at the belly-button line - this is NOT the same as your pants waist size.
    HIPS - Circumference measured at the widest point, NOT at your hips where your belt may go. Typically this will measure just a few inches below your hip bones and around the largest part of the glutes.

    If you do not have a tape measure and you need something to measure with, use a belt, or smart phone power cord, and a ruler.


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