Italiana Little Black 5" Triathlon Shorts


66 reviews

Italiana 5" Triathlon Shorts

The most comfortable triathlon shorts you’ll ever wear.

Our gorgeous Italiana Tri Shorts are designed with a fabric that's incredibly compressive while still being ridiculously comfortable. This compression increases blood flow and lends extra support to your muscles over the miles. Our patented seam-free chamois creates a friction-free barrier for the ride and the run (i.e. eliminates chafing in those areas). A three inch gentle - but insistent - powerband gripper keeps the legs from riding up and doesn't pinch. A belly button grazing wider waistband is super flattering and comfy.  And of course, there are pockets – two in the rear & slanted for easy access. Because a lady has to bring her stuff along with her just for the ride. Pair with a Coeur triathlon top for a complete look!

Want to know what makes our Italiana Tri Shorts different from our Classics? Click here.

Give them a spin - risk free. We have free shipping and free returns/exchanges on standard U.S. orders!

Features & Benefits
  • Seamless chamois (Patent Pending)
  • Unreal comfort AND compression
  • Flat-lock seams
  • Anti-microbial
  • 5" inseam
  • 3" powerband leg gripper
  • Free shipping on all standard U.S. orders
  • No-hassles returns and exchanges within 60 days of your ship date
Fit Note

Model Taylor is 5'10" and is wearing a size MEDIUM


Bust: 36"

Waist: 29"

Hip: 38"


Customer Reviews

Based on 66 reviews
Hannah Conrad
These are the BEST!

These are the best shorts I’ve ever worn for exercise. I'm 5’4 and 160# with a “thick” lower half. The XL fits me perfectly. I’m not constantly pulling them up while I run, and the chamois is supportive enough to cycle comfortably. The band at the thigh doesn't ride up, but is wide enough that you don’t feel like you’re wearing a tourniquet. All in all, these are wonderful!

So far, so good!

I am usually a size 12/14 or 32 in jeans. I ordered a 2XL and it fits great. So far, I have run and biked in them. They worked well in both cases. I have yet to swim in them.

Terri Hart
I love these shorts!!!

I love the fit, the fabric, the design! These shorts are amazing!

Jenise Snyder
Quality and consistency has gone down

I am very sad to write this, because there is so much to love about Coeur and I own many of their kits. I love my old Italia shorts, but I misplaced them. I reordered them and they are very much not the same shorts. The fabric is not the same - no more high end Italian fabric - it seems like it is the same scratchy material as the fitted running shorts. The chammy is even a bigger problem - it is crazy thin relative to their other trishorts. Sizing is very different too - way smaller. All in all, the quality and consistency has gone way down. I would pay more to keep the quality to what it once was. I am very disappointed that this seems to be another brand that started small making quality made in the USA products, but has now shifted towards higher volume and production in China. Breaks my heart. Borrowing from the tagline - my kitty is unhappy.

Finally!!!! Chamois heaven.

I’ve struggled with chamois for cycling for a long time. I’m 5’7”, 180, and these size L fit great. Leg band and waist do not move. The chamois is smooth with no bunching and paired with a Cobb Saddle they go great. I can ride 3 hours with no bunching of a thick chamois or major rubbing. Love these and will be buying more!