Compression Shirts For Men

Compression Short Reviews

Compression shorts, popularly known as cycling shorts, are widely used today by athletes and sports enthusiasts alike. They are primarily worn to improve performance by reducing muscle strain & fatigue. They also lessen friction from skin to clothing & prevent rashes by wicking sweat away from your body.

These shorts are not restricted to cycling or any kind of sports. They can also be put on as an undergarment if you practice soccer, martial arts, box, football, baseball or any kind of physical activity. Compression shorts can be worn by both men and women. Men use them as an alternative to jock straps. Women wear them so that their underwear will not be exposed if they are wearing skirts.


Compression shorts are usually made from spandex which is why they are also called spandex shorts. Like any other compression garments, the fabrics and materials used in compression shorts will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Features & Buying Tips

You can easily find them in sports shop, sports clothing department, and even online. Choosing a quality compression short is the hard part. But it won’t be difficult if you know what features to look for.

First of all, you should familiarize yourself with the top manufacturers or brands. Under Armour is well known to be sturdy, smooth, comfortable, and provide the compression and support that you need. The two popular products that they have are Under Armour Heatgear Compression Shorts and Under Armour Ultra 4 Compression Short.

Shock Doctor, RoadRunner Sports, and Nike are also popular but not as great as Under Armour. If you are still unsure of which brand to get, ask for recommendations from friends and sports enthusiasts. You can also buy one from each brand to try and see for yourself which one suits you best.

You can judge the quality of a compression short through its features like: thickness, feel, texture, lightness, how quickly it dries, compression fit, and durability.

Know where you are going to use them so that you may identify how tight the shorts should be. If you are going to use it for running, cycling, and other activities that require a lot of movement, then you should get one that is not too tight to allow you to move freely. If you intend to use them for support purposes, then you get the higher grades or thicker ones that will compress more according to your needs.

Also, make sure that the compression short is unisex, or made for men or women only. Some shorts are specifically tailored for women and will not have much space for your crotch, and vice versa.

When ordering compression shorts online, make sure that the online store or retailer has 30 day trial. This way you can return or exchange the shorts if it doesn’t fit. Sizes from small to xxl compression shorts are available. Check for reviews and prices and be sure that what you are ordering is original. Remember that quality items are usually costly so expect to pay more for those.  If you are looking for cheap men’s compression shorts, you will have better chances finding online with the less popular brands.

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