Triathlon shorts are perhaps one of the most versatile and core pieces of a triathlon clothing for any serious or beginning triathlete. In most triathlons, the majority of racers have some combination of triathlon shorts and triathlon or workout shirt, if they are not using a full-on triathlon suit. Investing in a good pair of triathlon shorts can be a good way to get into the sport of triathlon without dropping a ton of money on higher-end gear, and a way to simplify the race because you won’t have to worry about ever changing your bottoms. Even in cases were you may choose to race in a tri suit, having a good pair of tri shorts (or a few good pairs) will be useful for your training and open water swims. Triathlon shorts come in a couple major quality levels, and share a few key features.