Totally feeling like a self conscious teenager getting ready for their first big school dance. I simply cannot decide what to wear.
Most of my tri specific purchases have been from Wiggle this past year as I’ve found they have the best tri selection and most competitive costs. I also go there as searching any wider gives too much choice. My wants are simple: cheap and minimal.
At least I thought that was simple. As it turns out, I’m rather picky, and just a bit shy.
In short (ha ha ha) these were the options and decisions I found tonight:
Orca Equip Mens Tri Pant - £32.40 - The cheapest but too short:
Sugoi Piston Tri Pkt Short - £34.20 - Good length, second cheapest, but out stock:
Orca Core Mens Sport Pant - £36.00 - Still cheap, but short again and starting to get a little too fancy with the striping on the leg:
Similar confusion in the top area:
2XU Mens Endurance 3 Pocket Tri Singlet SS09 - £26.40 - Cheapest but simply too snazzy (also too black):
Orca Core Mens Tri Singlet SS09 - £29.25 - Second cheapest, and it comes in white which I think would be a good idea (a black top just seems silly when overheating is a fear), but too baggy. I need to be streamline. Need every aero seconds advantage a budget can afford (seriously now, have you seen Jenson’s Bike?):
Orca Equip Mens Tri SingletOrca Equip Mens Tri Singlet - £32.40 - Still cheaper than most, half white, tight, not too snazzy, but, just a bit too inverted-tuxedo / penguin / whale (yes, Orca, I know, but come on):
In conclusion for now, I’m going to use what I have and see what they have on sale in the stalls at Hyde Park this weekend.
In other conclusions:
I’m really not happy with tight clothes or exposing my fleshy bits. I think Wiggle should get more average sized looking people to model their shorts, because as nice as they seem, those legs are like no legs I’ve seen on a triathlete before. And I still do not understand why the cheapest stuff seems to be plain, then the mid price stuff gets all snazzy, but then the really top end stuff goes back to minimal and functional.
I can’t quite believe how long I’ve just spent writing about clothes.