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Forza Tri Short

  • 13500

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 FTS3

With 4mm Clasico Integrated Pad and seamless inner thigh

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:

  • 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

    Carry Over Features and Benefits:

    • 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
    IS THE CLASICO PAD DIFFERENT FROM THE CERAMICO PAD?
    Yes, the Clasico Pad different from the Ceramico pad we offered previously.  First lets be clear on what remains the same.  The pad is still the same size, same thickness, same density, and same buoyancy.  It is still an integrated pad, meaning that it all the panels are sewn around the pad, so it has no stitching down the middle.  
    The difference is that instead of the ceramic beads which were laminated to fabric that is laminated to the other side of the pad, we opted for covering it with fabric on the outside of the short.  In essence we removed two layers of lamination which caused a perception of stiffness, especially when the short was new.  
    The new Clasico Pad looks less obvious, and it also allows the pad to stretch more than the Ceramico pad.  In an effort to keep improving our pads, the Clasico Integrated Pad offers the same padding, but with more stretch in every direction, and more comfort from the first time you wear it.  
    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)

    PRODUCT CODE:  FTS3

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    MEN'S SIZING INFORMATION IMPERIAL / METRIC

      Height Weight Waist Chest
    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
    Medium 5'9" in / 175-180 cm 165 lbs / 75 kg 27”-32” in / 69-81 cm 39”-42” in / 99-107 cm
    Large 6'0" in / 183-188 cm 195 lbs / 88 kg 32”-35” in / 81-89 cm 42”-45” in / 107-114 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
    XX-Large 6'5" in / 197 cm+ 235 lbs / 107 kg 42” in +  / 105 cm + 49” in + / 123 cm +
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