Rash Vests – Exploring Triathlon Gear

Are you currently entertaining the thought of participating in a triathlon event?  Is the thought of which equipment you need to purchase to participate something that you are wondering about?  If this describes you, you can put any worries to rest.  Triathlons are not expensive events to practice for or participate in at all.  This is especially true if you are only interested in participating in one or two events.  You don’t have to purchase high end equipment if this is the case.  This exciting event, which is the combination of swimming, running, and biking, does not have to break the bank.

The tri suit is the most important piece of equipment you will need for the event.  This form fitting outfit, which closely resembles rash vests, is made from Lycra, a material that enables it to be very light and comfortable and easy to move around in.  The tri suit is a very strong garment, so you don’t have to worry about ripping the material during the event.  In addition, you can wash your tri suit in a washing machine for easy cleaning.

Another thing you will need to purchase for the event is a pair of goggles for the swimming leg.  A good pair of goggles can be purchased at most major retailers for less than $10.  You will also need a good bicycle for the biking leg of the event.  Bikes are, of course, a little more expensive.  Some participants use bikes they already own.  Even if you do need to purchase a new bike for the event, this is one piece of equipment that you can really get a lot of use out of in years to come since biking is a very relaxing and fun activity by itself.

Purchasing a good pair of running shoes is something else you will need to do before you can participate in a triathlon event.  And you definitely don’t want to purchase cheap shoes either.  A high quality pair of running shoes can protect your feet from injury while running.

Your triathlon equipment represents a great investment for your future health.  Even if you only participate in one triathlon, you can continue to use the gear to stay in great shape.