Tommie Copper Compression Brand Review

Tommie Copper offers a full lineup of compression wear, including shirts, shorts, base layers, gloves, and tights.  Compared to other compression gear makers, Tommie Copper has a different bent than many.  They infuse copper into the gear, which provides another dimension beyond the compression itself. Tommie Copper has been around since about 2010, and in … Read more

Compression Shorts: What You Get for the Money

Compression shorts are not all created equal.  Some are high-end, highly-technical athletic garments designed for athletes.  Others are essentially underwear that can be had for around $10.  They might not even be comparable, although they are both labeled as “compression shorts”.  A big part of knowing exactly which are for you is to determine your … Read more

Two Types of Compression Shorts – Underwear or Outerwear

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Do you wear compression shorts as underwear?  Yes, but know that while some compression shorts are specifically designed as underwear, others have different intended uses.  Either way, compression shorts are meant to be worn with nothing else underneath.  It is perhaps the most common question we receive about compression gear. Compression shorts come in a … Read more

Compression Shorts for Women: An Overview

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The compression gear market is pretty evenly targeted toward males and females, but we are happy to see the options for women’s compression gear perhaps outpacing the market for males.  Like all compression gear ranging from compression socks to shirts, compression shorts can provide women comfort, support, and recovery benefits while participating in a wide … Read more

Running Gear Discounts

We search the running garment and gear market every week, looking for the needle in a haystack deals that will help you save money.  Instead of you having to go through every single email promotion you receive from stores and manufacturers, we thought we should save you some time.  Whether you are looking for compression … Read more

Compression Shorts as Underwear

Can you use compression shorts as underwear?  Yes! Athletes in recent years have found that the technology and comfort found in compression shorts can significantly improve their physical performance as well as athletic recovery.  Customers have seen that the underwear-type of compression shorts have quickly become a staple during and after workouts, and given the … Read more

Basketball Compression Shorts and Tights

Compression shorts and tights have grown in popularity, and perhaps the sport that has seen the biggest increase in popularity is basketball.  In the past few years, compression shorts and tights available for men, women and the youth in all different colors and sizes have exploded on the basketball scene.  Watch an NBA game, and … Read more

The Difference Between Compression Shorts and Bike Shorts

At first glance, bike shorts and compression shorts might look very similar.  Both are form-fitting, made of some material like spandex, and obviously designed for athletes.  After looking further, however, the two types of shorts have some fundamental differences that cannot be overlooked.  Since we have seen some people trying to use compression shorts as … Read more

Moving Comfort Womens Compression Shorts Review

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The Moving Comfort compression shorts are designed for active women.  They can make good yoga attire, running shorts, or general fitness attire. With an average price just below $50, this specialized compression short is truly made with the needs of the female athlete in mind.  While showing off athletes figures these compression shorts also provide the … Read more

Compression Wear for Runners and Triathletes

If you have done a running race or triathlon lately, you have likely noticed an uptick in the number of fellow racers wearing compression wear. Someone who you chat with pre-race, you passes you, or who you pass during the race is sporting the latest in compression technology. Why are they wearing it, and what … Read more

Running Shorts for Chafing

If you have decided to run, congratulations.  The merits of running as an excellent form of exercise cannot be overstated. Running is an endorphin producing activity that improves health, increases fitness levels, reduces weight and has been medically proven to counter depression. Running comes with hazards, however, other than the risk of muscle pulls, twisted … Read more

Pearl Izumi Quest Cycling Shorts Review

The Pearl Izumi Quest cycling short is undoubtedly one of the top cycling shorts currently available to athletes.  Pearl Izumi is one of our favorite gear makers, and you could argue that the Quest cycling shorts are their most versatile, popular piece of cycling gear on the market today.  Their superior design has been created … Read more

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