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Riviera Tri Short*

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  • 35

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  RTS3

Hydrodynamic Waterlid™ pockets makes the Riviera the "must-have" tri short for non-wetsuit legal swims. 

Sizing: Please refer to the size chart button above for sizing guidance. 
Fit Type:
Compressive
Fit Note – 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 relax slightly once wet.

Features & Benefits:

  • 7mm Clasico Integrated Pad has 4-way stretch, is soft next-to-skin, has no seams to eliminate chafing, and offers antimicrobial properties.
  • Seamless inner thigh eliminates friction
  • 3-inch Mobius™ Comfort Compression Leg Band offers equally graduated compression around the legs,  you get the same support with no tightness and squeezing.
  • Two Waterlid™ Pockets - one on side of each leg. These pockets are hydrodynamic when swimming without a wetsuit and provide storage solutions for the bike and run. 
  • Forza™ Compressor leg panels help reduce delayed onset muscle fatigue
  • Liftfoil3™ center panels improve durability and make swimming without a wetsuit faster!
  • Mid-rise waist band with an adjustable drawstring.
  • This environmentally-friendly innovation is completely free of solvents.
  • Not recommended for repeated use in a chlorinated pool.
  • Made in USA.
Inseam lengths:
  •      Small: 9" (23cm)
  •      Medium: 9.5" (24cm)
  •      Large: 10" (25cm)
  •      XLarge: 10.5" (26.5cm)

Outseam lengths:

  •      Small: 15" (38cm)
  •      Medium: 16" (40.5cm)
  •      Large: 17" (43cm)
  •      Large: 18" (45.5cm) 

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

  •      Small: 9"
  •      Medium: 9.5"
  •      Large: 10"
  •      XLarge: 10.5"

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

  •      Small: 11.5"
  •      Medium: 12"
  •      Large: 12.5"
  •      XLarge: 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:  RTS3


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DE
08/20/2019
Daniel E.
United States United States

Best Tri Shorts

Best tri shorts ever.

JP
08/09/2019
Jason P.
United States United States

All that and more

I rarely leave feedback/reviews for product but I had to this time. Being skeptical I assumed most of this was marketing hype but I liked the design and wanted to support a local company. These shorts are great. The pad is comfortable even for 56mi. They're comfortable to run it (and I went with the thicker pad). I will gladly purchase more DeSoto products as the need arises.

PH
07/25/2019
Patrick h.
United States United States

Great Tri Short

Another quality product from DeSoto. I am very happy with my purchase of the Riviera Tri Short. These are just right and easily transition from bike to run. Well done Desoto!

JK
07/10/2019
Jeffrey Kay

Great shorts!

I've been wearing these shorts now for a couple of year --- actually I've done 2 Ironman and 4 half-Ironman races in them and they are the best that I've worn. I don't change during the race, so the same pair of shorts start off under a wetsuit and ride and run with me. Like all shorts, the padding will compress after a lot of use so I'm in the habit of marking the tag with a date (month and year), rotating the shorts out after about a year's worth of use. However, I do continue to use the older shorts for running since most of my running is for triathlons.

TH
06/10/2019
Thomas H.
United States United States

As expected - great pair of shorts

This is my first pair of triathlon shorts. I purchased the Riviera Tri short as a normally use the Riviera Tri suit, I wanted the keep the pad the same. I wore the shorts for about 5 minutes the day before my 70.3. They sit a bit low on the hips but otherwise no issues on race day. I was never worried about breaking them in as I have never had issues with the Riviera line before. Great shorts!

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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