It's safe to say that a versatile, multi-discipline construction should be an intuitive part of triathlon attire, but more often than not, tri-ware ends up falling short. However, designers at TYR heard the call for a versatile and adaptive short, and answered with the Competitor 9in Tri Shorts. As a result, the Competitor was designed to not only accommodate, but also excel in the swim, bike, and run. Entailing a large portion of the Competitor Tri shorts' constitution, TYR utilizes a blend of nylon and spandex. Thus, this fabric provides a supportive and all the meanwhile non-constrictive structure that's equal parts soft-to-the-touch. Additionally, hint of spandex, the resulting material maintains unencumbered stretch--meaning your movements is guaranteed to be unencumbered, regardless of the discipline at hand. Additionally, the blended fabric seems to be somewhat of an expert at handling moisture, in turn wicking away the buildup of moisture and drying quickly. Additionally, TYR designed the Competitor Tri shorts for competitors, meaning that they're ready for endurance racing. They feature a beaded silicone leg hem, a stretch-woven drawcord, and an ample, nine-inch inseam. As a result of the latter, the shorts experience more surface area coverage, which results in an increase in both compressive support and resistance to chafing. To bolster your comfort levels (if you can call them that), TYR equipped the short with a Competitor AMP chamois. This insert features a minimalist construction to provide enough support for the bike leg without inhibiting comfort in either the swim or run. And because of the swim, TYR also designed the Competitor to be water-resistant and quick-drying. For storage of your race nutrition, TYR has also included a zippered rear pocket.