Spandex Shorts: Buying Guide and Recommendations

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Spandex shorts can be a great garment to keep in your workout gear rotation, especially for those activities that require you to stay cool, supported, or dry. The ability to provide firm support as well as the moisture-wicking properties of spandex have endured over several decades, and the shorts are now commonly used for activities … Read more

Champion Compression Shorts Review

Champion has been around for a long time, founded nearly 100 years ago.  Today, it is one of the largest athletic gear makers in the world, supplying all sports and having a global presence. Champion’s compression shorts (found here) are not exactly high-end engineering, but the shorts can offer comfort and support to those with … Read more

Skins A400 Compression Tights Review

Over the last few years, there has been an explosion in the number of brands promoting compression clothing for improving athletic performance. Skins are a pioneer and leader among these brands. These compression tights are designed for competing in sports and are able to supercharge your performance in a natural way. As with all good … Read more

Under Armour Ventilated Compression Shorts

Through focusing on creating workout gear unlike anything else on the market, the UA Ventilated compression shorts were designed and developed with a true athlete in mind.  The features of these shorts places them high above all other undergarment workout shorts on the market for athletes.  For superior performance and excellence in comfort and mobility … Read more

Under Armour Heat Gear Compression Shorts Review

Under Armour is a leader in the fitness apparel industry, and has developed state of the art fitness gear that maximizes support while also providing athletes with unprecedented comfort and care.  The UA heat gear compression shorts are a key to a targeted workout experience for every athlete.  Regardless of gender, athletes will appreciate the … Read more

Bontrager Solstice Cycling Shorts Review

Bontrager’s Solstice Cycling Shorts are a high-quality, no-frills pair of shorts that perform well for their price point.  For a range of $40 – $50 ($50 MSRP), you can have a pair of cycling shorts that offer the basics of what you need for quality outdoor rides or spin classes.  Bontrager self-describes these Solstice shorts … Read more

New in Compression Gear for 2016

Athletic compression gear has been on a steady upward march for the past decade. Buoyed by the Under Armour brand’s product variety and marketing budget, the entire compression industry has seen significant growth in recent years. 2016 brings a few trends that should give athletes and fitness enthusiasts more choice and ultimately better quality for … Read more

Intelliskin Mens Foundation Shirt Review

The Intelliskin Men’s Foundation Shirt is an effective compression shirt for many different activities. Here is our first-hand review. Compression technology began in tights and shorts, and quickly spread to socks. For a long time, the main advancements were all below the waist, in the upper and lower leg areas. Shortly after, we started seeing … Read more

Acel High-Performance Medi-Compression Socks

We tested the Acel high-performance medi-compression socks to see how they performed in various activities. We found that Acel makes a good sock with good compression, a nice fit, and at a decent price point. Acel is a young company that started selling socks in 2015. The company is based in Michigan, although the socks … Read more

Castelli Ergo Tre Cycling Shorts Review

Castelli Tre cycling shorts review Castelli, an Italian company, broke into the cycling and triathlon market in 1974 with the first ever Lycra racing short. Today, Castelli continues to create some of the most innovative clothing for the cyclist seeking maximum performance. One of their most popular shorts, the Castelli Ergo Tre, is a favorite … Read more

What Are Compression Shorts

What are compression shorts? If you are new to the world of compression shorts, you are missing out on one of the more advanced developments in workout gear in the past couple decades.  Compression shorts have hit the scene with athletes of all skill levels, ranging from pro football players to weekend joggers.  Many people … Read more