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Tried and tested: Threo triathlon/cycling shorts

July 22, 2016
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Set up by two women with strong sporting credentials, Threo, aimed at the triathlon, cycling and running, is a brand that is unashamedly serious in it’s design and detail, yet stylish in it’s look. I tested the Richmond Park shorts and loved them.

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Enticed by the super high waist, I was keen to see if the Richmond Shorts could offer me the comfort and smooth lines that bib shorts give. As a busy, middle-aged woman, I am not as fit as I once was, so most cycle shorts create a rather unsightly muffin-top, but these shorts are designed to sit right up on the natural waist and they work a treat. Not only do they hold everything in, but they are also really comfortable and stay in place.

Aside from the cut, the detailing and fabric is exceptional. Quick drying, with a two-way stretch, the fabric feels supportive, yet comfortable. The shorts are also lined in the seat area to prevent any see-through, especially when they are wet.

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The women’s specific padding is super-comfortable and effective, without feeling too nappy like and the wide band detail on the hem features grippers on the inside to hold them in place.

The detail I think I like best though, is the back pocket – for one thing it’s waterproof, for another it’s big enough for my phone and finally the contrast zip adds a lovely flash of colour. I know it sounds crazy to get excited about a pocket – but this one is perfect and the high waist allows it to sits snugly in the small of my back.

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The test:
I took these shorts on holiday to France and cycled in pretty hot conditions and on undulating roads, I even took a dip in the lake in them to see how they worked for triathlon too. To be honest, there was nothing I didn’t like.

Verdict:
Excellent. They work on all levels from a technical perspective and design-wise they are fairly classic and go well with various different outfits – which suits my style perfectly!

Threo Richmond Park Shorts
Price:
£75
Sizes:
XS, S, M, L (I tested M and am around a size 12)
Buy:
threo.co.uk

Look at the rest of the range and find out more about Threo: threo.co.uk

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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