SLS3 - Intelligent Race Apparel
We will change the way you think about what to wear during training and competition!
How we began
In 2004 two German pro triathletes met, fell in love and with only passion and very little money started a business that is now known as SLS3. (That's the short version)...
But really, although corny it's how it began. With years of swimming and triathlon under our belts along with academic backgrounds in business, sports physiology, nutrition, and a passion to pass on what we learned and know how to do best we founded our business for triathlon race apparel and compression gear.
In the beginning we only made a suit, short, top and one kind of compression socks. The reasons were: that's what you need to do a triathlon, and we didn't have more money. Those 4 items though were made with great care, attention to detail, German precision and a hefty dose of passion for the sport.
As we grew along with our growing customer base we added more styles for different tastes, budgets and fits. And every day we look at every piece we create with the same great care, attention to detail, German precision and that hefty dose of passion for the sport.
What we do now
Every item we create now is thought through and developed from scratch, thoroughly tested by us and then, if deemed awesome, put into production. The majority of our products is made in the USA. It is very important to us to keep our carbon footprint small, create and sustain jobs, and help other small businesses by partnering with them.
We choose our materials and trims with great care, we oversee the production from start to end, and our quality check, a.k.a. the German eagle eye of co-founder Sylvie, is feared because we control everything that comes in. In our eyes it is the only way to achieve our defectives return rate which is less than 0.5%.
Just like in the beginning, we listen to our customers and dealers for what you need, like and want - without all of you none of what we have achieved would have been possible!
We are convinced that you will love our products as much as we love creating them for you, and we hope you'll let us in on your experiences and races by dropping us a line, connecting with us through social media so we can continue to improve our products for you!
Sebastian and Sylvie Linke, Founding Members SLS3