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Forza Tri Short 4-Pocket*

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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. 

  • 1" (2.54cm) lower rise than previous models making it more of a regular rise than a high 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)
    •      XXLarge: 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)
    •      XXLarge: 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"
    •      XXLarge 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"
    •      XXLarge: 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


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    08/08/2019
    Bonaccio

    Comfort, quality and compliance

    That is a great product. Very comfortable. Pad is thin but it really provides a surprising comfort, either running or ridding a bike. Forza Tri-Short has given exactly the compression I hoped for a quality triathlon short. It could be even better if the back side, at the waist, was a little higher, no more than 1 cm (small size). But it was not anything significant. Excellent customer service.

    DM
    06/11/2019
    Dan M.
    United States United States

    Forza 4 Pocket Tri Short

    The fit is a bit low in the waist. The shorts appear to be well made and have just the right amount of padding. I prefer a little higher fit at the waist but overall a nice pair of tri shorts.

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    06/06/2019
    Anonymous
    United States United States

    Needs minor modification

    I have worn De Soto 4 pocket shorts since I got into triathlons 10yrs ago. Because the product is of such I quality, I have not had to buy new short for quite a few years, ( I have 4 or 5 pairs). I recently purchased a new pair and overall I love them. The only suggestion would be a bit more length in the waist up. They ride very low on the hips and feel like they are on the verge of exposing parts you don’t want to show off. It would only take an inch or two to solve the problem. But, overall, I love the compression, the 4 pockets and will buy more De Soto products. Love the company!

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    02/06/2019
    Anonymous
    United States

    best triathlon and bike shorts

    Simply great pents. But, if possible please support larger sizes and colors. Also, the back side is too short such that during the ride. It slipps down. I think it would be better to have an unsystematy such that the back side is higher Thanks

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    02/06/2019
    Anonymous
    United States

    best triathlon and bike shorts

    Simply great pents. But, if possible please support larger sizes and colors. Also, the back side is too short such that during the ride. It slipps down. I think it would be better to have an unsystematy such that the back side is higher Thanks

    MEN'S SIZING INFORMATION IMPERIAL/METRIC

      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 contact@desotosport.com.

    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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