Jan 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm #1284321
Being very happy with every other item of merino clothing I own, I got some merino boxer briefs a size too small in the hopes they would fit like compression shorts. I like compression shorts b/c they prevent chafing and add a little more insulation than regular undies. Well, my bright idea failed miserably. The legs of the briefs stretched out and rode up, making them useless for the job I wanted them to do. So I am back to compression shorts. I used to use unpadded sliding shorts, but it's been years since I bought any and I was wondering if anyone else used them and could recommend some with good fit and durability, and maybe anti-microbial something-or-other to cut down on that synthetic stink.Jan 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm #1826399
I prefer "half-tights" over "compression shorts." You get better seams and construction, a bit heavier fabric, and can be worn on their own. Running Warehouse is my go-to store for online running apparel, though I don't know if any of the pairs they stock boast anti-microbrial properties.Jan 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm #1826543
Richard FischelBPL Member
compression shorts. they do everything you'd want a good pair of compression shorts to do.Jan 19, 2012 at 12:40 am #1826559
@stingray4540Locale: South Bay
Another vote vote for under armor compression shorts. These are my favorite to wear under my judo gi. However, I like the under armor boxer briefs for hiking. The legs are pretty snug on the boxer briefs, but give the boys some freedom, and they have a fly. But, my chafing issues are usually thigh related, so if yours are elsewhere then I guess the compression is your way to go.Jan 19, 2012 at 5:19 am #1826585
Damien TougasBPL Member
I have tried both the Nike and the Under Armor compression shorts, and I have to say I find the Nike much more comfortable. They are a lighter material (at least since last time I tried the Under Armors) and I find the waist band more comfortable.Jan 19, 2012 at 5:45 am #1826592
@sschloss1Locale: New England
I've been using the EMS tech-wick compression shorts on my last few multi-week hikes. The nice thing about them is that they're treated with silver to resist microbes. That means no stink, even after days of walking.Jan 19, 2012 at 7:15 am #1826622
Joe ClementBPL Member
Bonktown has been having compression half-tights on about 10 times a day for the last several days. don't remember the brand, but it doesn't take much to beat the price and quality of UA.Jan 19, 2012 at 10:45 am #1826701
After looking at the half-tights, I'm not too keen on them, as I want these for four season wear and the half-tights seem made to be worn alone. I know the local store has Nike and UA at least, so I'll check those out next time I'm in town. They might have half-tights too, who knows? I'm not a runner so I've never been in that section, ha. I'd not heard of bonktown, but I'll keep an eye out there as well.Jan 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm #1826832
Ended up going with the UA's. They had the most spandex and robust fabric. Thanks for the input, everyone.
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