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DeSoto Men's Forza 4 Pocket Tri Short DeSoto Men's Forza 4 Pocket Tri Short

DeSoto Men's Forza 4 Pocket Tri Short

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You'll be able to swim, bike and run in comfort without changing in this Forza 4 Pocket Tri Short from DeSoto.

• Forza Compressor™ legs with Compressor™ double-legband
    - Lifts and supports muscles
    - Lightweight and breathable
    - Quick drying
    - Crosses in front for better form and comfort
    - Blocks 75% of UVB
• Invisipad™
    - Fleece tripad
    - Suspended from the inside
    - Thin and unobstructive
    - Quick drying
    - No bulky look
• Curvilinear™ seam lines
• Contrast flatstitch
• Four easy-reach leg pockets
• Drawstring / Elastic waist
• Inseam lengths
    - Small: 8"
    - Medium: 8.5"
    - Large: 9"
    - Extra Large: 9.5"
    - Extra Extra Large: 10"
• Not designed for repeated use in a chlorinated pool
• Imported

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  • 4 star rating (Based on 8 Reviews)
    88% of Fit Survey Respondents said this item "Feels true to size"
    12% of Fit Survey Respondents said this item "Feels too small"

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  • rating star
    By from
    on 10/19/2012
    Feels too small

    My particular pair was a tad tight on me (going off of the DeSoto sizing chart) but at the same time I am not sure a size bigger would do me more justice.

    With that said, these are the best triathlon shorts out there. Tons of more expensive, and fancier shorts exist, but these are the bomb.

    The Compression is great. Firm supportive pressure through the quads.

    The PAD, which is my pet peeve, is the best I have tried. It is a large, but thin felt pad that does not bunch or bind when running or on the bike. It also does not retain "much" water. All Tri-pads do.

    The 4 pockets are perfect for fuel, sunglasses or a small honeybadger.

    I'm telling you, if you TRI these are the shorts!

  • rating star
    By from
    on 10/9/2012
    Feels true to size

    The tri-shorts have a great feel and the pockets come in handy when training to carry essentials.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 9/26/2012
    Feels true to size

    What's great: compression and fit, quality of fabric.
    What's not great: thin padding is good enough only for very short rides, up to olympic distance triathlon. 4 pocket concept would work great with better padding.
    My least favorite pair of de soto tri shorts. I love forza riviera for its superior comfort and versatility, perfect for me for up to half ironman distance. I will use de soto 400 mile in my upcoming ironman, padding is to thick for running, but i am going to change into running shorts in T2 anyway.
    Forza 4 pocket was a total disappointment, wet padding chafed my crouch on the run after swimming, and i find it very uncomfortable in aero position on the bike.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 9/11/2012
    Feels true to size

    I bought these to use for a half-iron triathlon. They don't have as much padding as I expected, so not sure they'll make the race. The compression fabric doesn't seem to wick moisture as well as some of my other tri shorts, and the double layer at the leg opening seems to get looser during a long ride.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 7/28/2012
    Feels true to size

    I used the shorts today for the first time in an open water swim class in preparation for my first tri next month and they felt great!  Kinda wish I bought a full tri-suit due to the cold water but overall I'm looking forward to competing in this product.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 7/6/2012
    Feels true to size

    I used these for an Olympic Triathlon.  They performed well.  No chaffing.  I got the Royal/white.  The color is great but it shows dirt picked up on the bike seat.  Comfortable during the bike, I like the compression.  I didn't even feel the pad during the run.  The pockets are nice to have.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 12/18/2011
    Feels true to size

    For long comfortable training and racing it doesn't get any better than these.  You also get a bonus with having the 4 pockets!!

  • rating star
    By from
    on 10/23/2011
    Feels true to size

    Fit is just right based on charts. Pockets provide for carrying items securely during workouts and events. Material does not chafe and pad is not too bulky to be a bother but adequate to support and protect  the way it should.



The founders of DeSoto are Emilio De Soto and Dan Neyenhuis. Emilio De Soto is a triathlete who is racing in his 27th consecutive season of triathlon competition. He is also fully immersed in his athletic lifestyle as a fitness trainer and coach. Dan Neyenhuis is an age-grouper triathlete who has been helicopter skiing for 20 years. Together, they created a company that designs cutting edge triathlon gear for triathletes, by triathletes.

DeSoto gear is designed to enhance performance in each leg of the race. The founders created the first mesh running cap, zippered tri tops, pocketed tri shorts, transition packs, tri suits, and tri shorts with discreet pads for cycling.

One of their other achievements was creating the DeSoto T1 triathlon wetsuit that is two pieces instead of one. The DeSoto T1 triathlon wetsuit was designed to make a better fit for triathletes, and each year, more DeSoto tri tops and DeSoto tri shorts are being added to the line. DeSoto is still the only company in the world that makes a two-piece triathlon wetsuit.