Do you need to wear Compression Shorts while Tri, trail, running or cycling?

Updated: 01/08/2015

The simple answer: Yes.


Why? 
  • Ergonomic pocket located in front of the short quite useful for gels.
  • Ergofit designed to fit every curve of your body.
  • Hydrophobic fabric water repellent that evacuate water and sweat without absorbing it.
  • Grip bike: external silicones dots that ensure saddle adherence
  • Thermoregulated fibers that provides  your body temperature stays stable with not sudden drop changes perfect for winter and summer as well.
  • Shockabsorber: 360 seamless compression around the thighs. 
  • Low cut belt specially designed low cut shape allow free abdominal movement to help prevent stomach problems during prolong exercise.
  • Ultra thin triathlon pad designed by Compressport which absorb shocks while cycling and running and it's antibacterial.
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Compressport Tri Short Properties
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Compressport White Tri Shorts
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Compressport White Tri Shorts - Side View
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Compressport Black Tri Shorts - Side View
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Compressport Black Tri Shorts - Rear View


As always Compressport keep on developing and innovating and creating fantastic apparel for triathlon, trail running, running and cycling. This time I would like to write about the Compressport Pro Racing Triathlon Short, the came to the market long time ago but I wanted to talk of this short after wear it for quite a long time.

Let me begin with the short's features: 


As you can see there is a long list of features in this short and all of them are really useful for Triathlon, I tried them in the water and they feel pretty good allowing good movement and drying really fast. On cycling the thigh compression get the job done maintaining your muscle tight improving your blood flow. On the run is when they do their best absorbing shocks, avoiding muscle vibrations and keeping you fresh. I often use this shorts for long runs too.


The only bad things I have found about this short is they're a little bit hard to put on, remember Compressport is not Lycra their composition is polyamide and a bit of elastane so put them on is like put on a wet suit, you have to put this short well fitted in your crotch if you leave too low you'll get some chafing under your buttocks.


Veredict: 4,8/5 great triathlon short with amazing features and built tough for long races and training with a guarantee of two years, be aware of choosing your size really well if you have a big butt, and have a little bit of patience when you put them on they worth it you'll feel the difference immediately compare with other Tri shorts. 


See you on the next post, please leave me your comments.

Oscar Mendez


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Oscar Mendez

Triathlon Officer, Triathlete wannabe and starting to do Trail Running lately