Occupying the middle space in Zoot's well-rounded lineup of tri shorts, the Performance Tri 9in Short provides more coverage than its shorter sibling. With its blend of effective, technical features, you'll be able to queue up confidently as you wait for the starting gun at your next race. Rather than focusing on ill-fitting race kit, the Performance Tri 9in will enable you to spend your race as you should: squinting ahead at ages written on calves in smeared marker so you can calculate who you need to pass to gain a spot on your age group's podium. The short's Performance Endura+ fabric dries quickly and wicks moisture away from your skin while you race. It also provides you with UPF 50+ protection on sunny, exposed courses. When constructing the short, Zoot employs its SeamLink stitching to ensure the short moves with you, following your body movements without heavy seams to chafe against your skin As you shed your wetsuit and hop on the bike, the Integra SBR 2D chamois in the Performance Tri provides you with plush support and relief while you're stretched out in the saddle, but it's minimal enough to remain flexible when you transition to the run. While you're waiting for your kit to dry, you'll appreciate the shorts' lightweight modesty liner, which is tasked with providing extra coverage compared to most next-to-skin tri clothing. Finally, finishing touches like compressive Teksheen BIOwrap gripper-free leg hems, dual hip pockets, and reflective accents combine to make the Performance Tri 9in a versatile, hardworking piece that will be as comfortable at the start of the race as it is when you cross the finish line.