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Italiana Little Black 8" Triathlon Shorts

Italiana Little Black 8" Triathlon Shorts

Regular price $99.99
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Italiana 8" Triathlon Shorts

The most comfortable triathlon shorts you’ll ever wear.

Our gorgeous fabric is incredibly compressive while still being ridiculously comfortable. The fit and feel is the same size as our previous black shorts but now all your bits will feel more "held in." This additional 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!

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


    Taking Care of your High Performance Cycling, Triathlon, Run and Swim Apparel from Coeur

    We select and make only the highest quality of fabrics for the running, cycling, swim and triathlon specific Coeur clothing. Despite the rigors you put it through, however, Spandex and Lycra are still very delicate fabrics. This allows them to be sleek, fitted and high-performing. But to prolong a garment’s life, you need to take proper care of it. 

    When laundering your item in the washing machine, please do not wash with any rough or “scratchy” other items, i.e. velcro, timing chip straps, zippers, snaps, hooks. These pieces can easily “drag” or “pill” your Spandex/Lycra garment.  Also, do not use any harsh detergents or bleaches. If you must wear your suit in a chlorinated pool, be sure to rinse it thoroughly with with fresh water afterward.

    Take good care of your high-performance garments and they should function beautifully for you for a long time. In summary: 

    DO NOT:

    1. Wash with rough trims such as jeans with zippers and rivets, anything with velcro or hooks.
    2. Use harsh detergents or bleaches
    3. Wear in chlorine UNLESS you thoroughly rinse it afterward.
    4. Dry on high heat. Hang dry for best results

    Just so you know, every time a piece of our gear gets thrown in the drier, on high heat, somebody at Coeur cries just a little. 



    Free Shipping

    That's right folks. We obsess over quality and customer service and that's why we're one of the few, if not the only, company in the triathlon industry that offers free U.S. Shipping and free, no-hassle returns. 

    So, shop with confidence and don't worry one bit about your order. If something doesn't fit perfectly or you just change your mind for any reason, we'll take it back.

    We ship orders to locations in the U.S. for Free! Let's face it, nobody wants to pay for clothing and then have to pay to have it delivered too. That's why standard U.S. orders will be shipped at no additional cost. We ship via USPS and will email you the tracking information as soon as the order is off on its way to its new, happy home. If you need something FAST, we have expedited shipping options also and we only charge the actual cost, not any bogusly high amount.

    Please note that rush orders received before 1 p.m. PST will go out the same day. Orders made after 1 p.m. will go out the next business day. For expedited orders, UPS DOES NOT reliably deliver on Saturdays. So a 2-day order placed on Thursday won't arrive until the next Monday or Tuesday.  The same is true for orders placed on Saturday. Often we are in the office to ship the order out, but just as often we are outside on our bikes pedaling through the Santa Monica mountains on the weekend. :)

    Free Returns

    We also provide Free U.S. Returns! Just fill out the form HERE. You MUST include your order number. Then just print your return label slap it on the package and ship the item(s) in back to us from your local Post Office. 

    If you are sending back multiple orders, you only need ONE return label.

    If you placed an order with international shipping, just pop what you need returned or exchanged and ship back to us at:

    Coeur Sports
    11870 Santa Monica Blvd.
    Suite 106-545
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

    And before you send your gear back, we would love your feedback!

    Please fill out this short survey to let us know why you are wanting to return or exchange and we'll send you a unique code for $10 off your next order.


    Do I need to put anything in the return package?

    Yes! You must include your order number and action you want to see taken on the return card sent with your order.

    Still having trouble? That's ok, just send us an email at and we'll help you. Please give our small staff at least 24 hours to get back to you. 

    What can be returned?

    Anything within 30 days for a full refund unless it is marked sale making it final sale and not eligible for returns or exchanges. But please make sure the hang tag and the care labels are attached. It must be clean and scent-free. For swimsuits, the hygiene sticker must also be in place and untampered with. Accessories like socks, headbands and waterbottles need to be unused. Otherwise you will get a store credit as long as the items aren't damaged since we won't be able to resell that item. Accessories MUST be in unopened original packaging to be returned. 

    Anything else?

    That pretty much covers it, but please ensure the following:

      • Send back within 30 day purchase period
      • Please make sure original sizing and hang tags are attached
      • We cannot guarantee that the item you wish to exchange for will still be in stock when your order arrives at HQ so we suggest placing a new order for that item to insure that it doesn't sell out beforehand. 
        • If a specific discount code was applied to that order that you wish to reuse, reach out to and we can take care of you!
      • Please be sure the garment is clean and scent-free (ahem, laundry detergent)
      • Swimsuits must have hygiene sticker in place and untampered with
      • All garments are subject to inspection 
      • Send the garment(s) to the address below. If you are in the U.S., you can return the gear free when you print out your shipping lable.


    Lastly, please allow us up to 10 days to process your returns and exchanges from when it arrives at our headquarters. We are a small team and we aim to address your needs in a quick and timely fashion!

    Coeur Sports is Kindness That You Wear



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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 59 reviews
    Hannah Artiles-Stravers

    I spent a lot of time looking for tri shorts that would fit me as an athena athlete. These shorts did the trick. I was shocked at how well they stayed in place and I completed my whole tri without a single spot of chafing! The only weird thing is that they feel so thin and fragile that I get nervous when putting them on... some of the seams are fragile and don't stretch like the material so I've heard a pop or two while pulling them on. Now I just do so very carefully. Otherwise, these fit and feel just right! Thanks Coeur Sports!

    Chris McCloe
    Fit well. Wait and see

    These fit well, but I have not worn them yet for swimming or running. Just bike riding and they feel fine. I’m used to bike pants with more padding, so these were very different. Comfortable. Nice length.

    Meredith Whitehurst
    Terrible fit. Disappointing

    I’ve had been wearing Coeur Shorts for YEARS and have always worn a size small. I was so confident that these would work, I bought them a month out from my Ironman. Wore them once. These shorts are so incredibly uncomfortable and tight. Unsure what changed but will not be buying another pair.

    Gia N.
    Comfy Tri Shorts

    I have been buying these shorts for several years and are the only ones I use for biking and triathlons, even half and full distances. This style has been updated now, so you may need to size up since the waist/hip is smaller than before. But the superb comfiness is still the same, no angry kitty nor chafing. The only complaint I have is the lack of bigger pockets for the run. I prefer to carry my phone and/or run nutrition in pockets when possible, but the current pockets on these shorts don't allow for much. But I still love them!

    Iron shorts

    Love these - have used them for full Ironman from swim to run and many long rides (100 mile plus) on road and gravel!