|Back Rise:||13 1⁄2 in|
|Body:||80% Coolmax® polyester, 20% Lycra® spandex.|
|Front Rise:||9 1⁄2 in|
|Leg Opening:||14 in|
|Support Panel:||80% nylon, 20% Lycra® spandex.|
|CWX Conditioning Expert Short||$59.95|
|CWX Expert Tight||$67.96 - $84.95|
|CWX Insulator Expert Tight||$74.99 - $99.95|
I had been wearing Nike and Under Armour compression shorts but the compression that those offer is not much more than what tight underwear would provide.
I contacted CW-x directly for advice on a short to help support my IT band while running. They recommended these shorts. I gave them a try and have been very happy. I have had no instances of soreness or pain in my IT band since I have been wearing these. Size was right on, I followed the online size chart. I am going to order a second pair just to help reduce my laundering frequency.
If you got IT Band issues you may want to try these out and see if they help. They certainly helped me.
While I do believe that these shorts are better than other lycra/compression type shorts, they do not seem to give me the extra muscle support that the full- or 3/4-length CW-X's do, making them an overpriced item IMHO. I like them, they feel great, but I don't think they are necessarily worth the $$.
I have tried other compression shorts before and they compress the entire thigh and hamstring area. These compress certain muscle groups. They are awesome in that they have increased my endurance and lessened my recovery time. I use them for running, hiking, tennis, and working out. They feel great and work. I love them.
The Conditioning Tight Shorts are the best workout short I've ever worn. I've been a Personal Trainer for over ten years. The fabric dries quickly and they're comfortable to wear. I've been recommending these shorts to my clients. I plan on buying more.
Only compression brand that I look for. Feels comfortable and snug. I like the draw string. Keeps it from falling.
Contact the Customer Service Rep. to ensure the proper size. They were very helpful too.
While you don't get as much support as with the CW-X tights, these are very good for just shorts. Excellent wicking. Older pairs showed excellent durability, although crotch seams show be better reinforced.
I wasn't that impressed with the shorts. They weren't long enough and came to just slightly below mid-thigh on me. After 5 minutes of running, they had bunched up above the thigh, forcing me to stop to re-adjust them. I'm an avid cyclist so my leg muscles tend to be more developed than my pedal-deficient friends. I suspect the CWX 3/4 length tights will be a better fit for my legs. I stopped using and returned them so couldn't comment on any long term results.
This short does not provide noticeable support above other less expensive stretch shorts. I believe the full-length CW-X may provide the value marketed.
For $59, I would have expected a whole lot more.
As always, great service and delivery from BackCountry.com.
These shorts were not as supportive as some others that I have but they were comfortable. I just don't think the level of performance is on par with the price.