DeSoto Men's Forza 4-Pocket Tri Short - 2023

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With a total of four pockets and the Mobius™ Comfort Compression leg-bands, this is well considered to be the best short for long and ultra distance racing. 


  • 1" (2.54cm) lower in the rise than previous models making it more of a regular rise than a high rise.  This piece sits just below the hip bones.
  • 4mm Clasico Integrated Pad is softer with more stretch. The pad is sewn onto the surrounding panels instead of inside the garment, so there are no seams on any part of where you sit. We have eliminated the Ceramico beads.  Now on the outside you will find Liftfoil™ fabric that covers the pad.  It is smooth and allows for easier fore and aft movement on the saddle.
  • Seamless inner thigh eliminates friction and increases durability.
  • Made of Forza Compressor fabric 
  • 3-inch 2-piece Mobius™ Comfort Compression leg-bands that offer compression without tight constriction (read details below).
  • No gripper elastic nor binding legbands that cause a tight squeeze of the thighs.
  • Solid black Liftfoil™ center panels providing even more comfort and durability. We intentionally kept these as black “modesty” panels in the crotch area of all models including the white version to avoid saddle stains while creating a more flattering appearance. Liftfoil™ is our swimskin fabric. The Liftfoil™ Speed is made entirely out of this swimskin fabric. The addition of these panels on the front and back not only makes this trishort faster, but they eliminate any adverse affects when worn with a wetsuit.
  • Four Pockets, two on each outer thigh, one above the other, made of Forza Compressor fabric to hold things in place. If the pockets are empty there is zero drag as speeds of 5mph (8kph) or less. The fastest triathletes in the world do not swim 5 mph.
  • Curvilinear™ seamlines, and contrast flatstitch offer support, comfort and both aerodynamic and hydrodynamic advantage making it great for nonwetsuit races.
  • Zero-Stetch flat drawcord and elastic waistband keeps the shorts in place even when wet.
  • Swim, bike, and run in comfort without changing. Wears well under your wetsuit!
  • This environmentally-friendly innovation is completely free of solvents and the dyes used have no VOC.
  • Not recommended for repeated use in a chlorinated pool


A Mobius Strip is a surface with only one side and one boundary. Mobius™ Comfort is our new form-fitting, yet non-binding compressive fabric. The knit we created when blending fibers make repeated mobius loops so that the same surface, stretch, and rebound is on both sides of the fabric and in equal direction. You will notice comfort and support without constriction, opacity without unnecessary weight, and durability from a very smooth surface on both sides. In addition to the bibshort and trishort made entirely of this fabric, you will find Mobius Comfort leg bands on all our trishorts, bike shorts, and bib shorts.

4mm Clasico Integrated Pad Dimensions:

  • Max Thickness: .157" (4mm)
  • Min Thickness: .05" (1.25mm)
  • Total Length: 11.25" (28.5cm)
  • Front Max Width: 4.5" (11.5cm)
  • Waist Width - most narrow point: 3.5" (8.5cm)
  • Back Max Width: 6.5" (16.5cm)

 Inseam lengths:

  • Small: 8" (20.32cm)
  • Medium: 8.5" (21.59cm)
  • Large: 9" (22.86cm)
  • XLarge: 9.5" (24.13cm)
  • XXLarge: 10" (25.4cm)


  • 4

    Posted by mike bedenbaugh on 18th Apr 2022

    Great shorts quality in every way. I was really looking for a quality pair with pockets and landed on these. Exceeded all my expectations. They 100% percent run very small. I wear a large in almost every brand. I am 33/34 waist and had to wear a extra large. Large would hardly go on and they ride very low in the rear. XL fit perfect. So I highly recommend the shorts just size up and you should be perfect.

  • 4
    Good Item Overall

    Posted by John on 15th Apr 2022

    I like these shorts overall. The compression, fit, side pockets, and chamois are all nice. The rear is a little low at the top, causing a gap between the shorts and a cycling jersey.

  • 5
    Very nice tri shorts that fit great and are very comfortable. Love the 4 pocket design as well.

    Posted by Mark on 27th Feb 2020

    Nice shorts to go along with my 400 mile road shorts and the surfboard tri top. Setup nicely now for that race way out in the pacific ocean