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I got talked into doing a sprint tri with 3 weeks notice after taking a 14 year hiatus. I needed new gear and had some Zoot apparel last time, so I decided to start here. The 83 set looked good without being too over the top pattern-wise (I try to be a little more low-key) so it seemed like a good choice. I received the top and bottom in just three days to the east coast using free shipping.
The first thing I noticed when I tried the set on is the quality of the materials. Very thin but it feels sturdy and supportive. I remember the old set being a somewhat thicker and a little heavier fabric so this was a nice change. Next thing is its snug - not constricting but tight enough to stay in place and be streamlined in the water and on the bike. The padding is enough to know that there's padding on the bike but I didn't notice it at all during the race. It was a rainy morning and overcast throughout the race, but I didn't have any issues with chafing or rubbing from the shorts. I thought the fit was spot on - I'm 5'7" / 144# and the small was right on size and slightly low on the waist, which I preferred.
I ended up finishing solid mid-pack for both overall men and my age group and the shorts looked much better than I did by the end. All in all a good buy and I'm looking for another set from the LTD collection now.