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1791 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2009 10:31 PM by JohnDRunner
JohnDRunner Amateur 16 posts since
Sep 28, 2007
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Feb 10, 2009 10:38 AM

Looking for some good compression shorts. Your input please.

I am looking at purchasing a pair of compression shorts for training and maybe racing. I'm not interested in baggy shorts with a compression liner. I've only had bad experiences (chaffing and poor moisture management) with these setups.

 

 

 

 

 

Right now, I'm considering the Acics Inner Muscle Shorts, Pearl Izumi Infinity, and the CW-X products.

 

 

I'd welcome any input about your experiences using and/or shopping for compression shorts. My favorite shorts right now are my Nike Raceday Split shorts.

  • fire-keeper Amateur 7 posts since
    Jan 2, 2008

     

    I use and would suggest the Under Armour Heat Gear compression shorts for moisture management and to prevent chaffing. They come in two lengths i prefer the long version. Which on me comes just above my knee and im a 5'9". I have had a pair for over a year now with no issues. I tried to research this year ago what i came up with is you have to watch cheap brands that dont properly do the seems. To which some people will still buy then just wear them inside out to prevent irratation.

     

     





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  • Active.com Staff 1,559 posts since
    Jun 5, 2007
    fire-keeper wrote:

     

    I use and would suggest the Under Armour Heat Gear compression shorts for moisture management and to prevent chaffing. They come in two lengths i prefer the long version. Which on me comes just above my knee and im a 5'9". I have had a pair for over a year now with no issues. I tried to research this year ago what i came up with is you have to watch cheap brands that dont properly do the seems. To which some people will still buy then just wear them inside out to prevent irratation.

     

     

    I use the UA Heat Gear Compression shorts as well. I have both reg and long versions. I'm more used to the reg length but just got the longs. I've had my pair of reg length for almost 3 yrs and they are still good and tight. I'm not familiar with the other brands you mentioned





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  • lrunner Amateur 11 posts since
    Oct 24, 2007

     

    I have 2 pairs of the cw-x tights, one capri and one full length.  I love them for the support and stability.  Using the capri length tights for support i made it through a half marathon with a strained hamstring and felt really good after. 

     

     

    They are extremely tight, but they are supposed to be to work properly.  

     

     

    I guess they have different styles to aid and support different muscle groups.  If you decide to try them, look carefully at their sizing chart to make sure to get the correct size.

     

     

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