CWX Men's Pro Short

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The CW-X Pro Shorts for men offer optimum muscular support for activities with linear movement, such as running. CW-X's patented CW-X Support Web™ provides a suspension system for the hamstrings, reducing workload in the pull phase of the running motion. Combined with targeted variable compression to increase circulation and reduce fatigue, your muscles don't have to work as hard over time and your legs will feel fresher.


  • Anatomically engineered gender specific cut, provides comfort, ease of movement and a better fit


  • 4-way stretch body fabric pulls moisture away from the body to the outside of the tight
  • Flat seam construction eliminates abrasions, and increases comfort and fit
  • 80% Nylon / 20% LYCRA 2-way stretch Support Web: Multidirectional stretch fabric exoskeleton supports specific muscles and joints of the legs


  • Key pocket and double-reinforced waistband with flat draw cord.


  • Reflective logo provides extra visibility for nighttime activities


  • UPF 40+
  • UUPF 50+ for UVA/UVB protection
Wear the CW-X Men's Pro Shorts for trail running, adventure racing, or any endurance sport that requires maximum performance. Normal running shorts do little more than give you coverage. These shorts support your muscles and reduce stress on your joins with their various anatomically aligned fabrics. This increases muscle speed and decreases fatigue.
Feel like a pro in this CW-X® short regardless of whether you're just getting back into shape or competing in a marathon.
Two-way stretch Tuned Conditioning Web™ offers a fabric exoskeleton that supports specific muscles and joints in the leg.
Four-way stretch body fabric helps keep the body dry by pulling moisture away and carrying it to the outside of the tight.
Elastic waist with interior drawstring provides a comfortable and secure fit.
Abdominal support panel provides additional support.
Flat seams reduce chafing and increase comfort.
Reflective logo for better visibility in low light conditions.
Machine wash cold, line dry in shade.
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Also available for: Women
Abdominal support panel:Featured in 3/4 tights, shorts and fit shorts, provides extra core support to the wearer
Average inseam:11"
Back Rise:13 in
Body:80% Coolmax® polyester, 20% Lycra® spandex.
Flat seam construction:Eliminates abrasion, increases comfort, and enhances fit by reducing bulky seams
Front Rise:10 1⁄2 in
Inseam:13 in
Leg Opening:13 in
Outseam:19 in
Reflective logo:Increases visibility in low light conditions
Support Panel:80% nylon, 20% Lycra® spandex.
Waist Measurement:28 in
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CWX Pro Short Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I really like the pro shorts. They give me extra support for my old muscles. The first pair the seam in the leg came apart but Backcountry exchanged them for another pair. Felt funny running without them. I also have a pair of pro tights. They haven't worked quite as well as the seam in the crotch rubs you raw. I wish they would make them with a flat seam. It weird such a good pair of quality shorts and tights wouldn't have a flat seam. The seam in the shorts for some reason doesn't rub as bad. I would give them a 5 star if it weren't for the seams. I would like to thank Backcountry for the excellent customer support.

gon3428677 at on 03/02/2011

Bought these shorts about a month ago and have been wearing them for inline skating. I love how they fit and make my legs feel after a long skate. The conform to around my hamstrings and quads helping my muscle react more quickly. I also bought the pants (tights) for when the weather turns cool. I am including a pic of me wearing my CW-X Pro shorts and giving my skates a final spin after a rainy Chicagoland Inline Marathon. FYI...I did place first in my age group...could it be because of the shorts????

dow4748563 at on 07/25/2011
I bought these to run a marathon in and changed to do a half instead. I had run a marathon in compression socks previously and thought after felling good that shorts may have the same good feeling. I have to say they worked and I did feel good with less cramping and a better finish. I think they do lessen muscle fatigue on longer races. On a five or ten KM it may not matter as much. Worth a try to judge for yourself.
K.J. at on 10/18/2011

Love the shorts. Been wearing them for several years. The crotch seams do not hold up, and interior seams do not hold up. The first couple of times I replaced them. Now I sew them up, which kills me as at $74 you'd think they would hold up a lot better. I am a marathoner, and they sometimes don't make it all the way through training to the marathon. How about it CW-X?

Iris at on 09/26/2011

I've had my pair of these for two years and fortunately haven't had any of the quality problems several of the reviews below have reported.I really like the support they give and I am convinced I feel better after a long run with these. However, I really can only wear them in cool weather as I just get to warm with them. Good short, good support, but best for cool weather, IMO.

Patrick McMurtry at on 04/08/2013

I wear these guys under my regular shorts when I go running or biking, and they're very comfortable. I do feel like I'm able to go longer distances with less fatigue in my legs when I wear em. I usually go out in warm weather, and I've never had heat be too much of a problem for me.
I'm 5'10" 185 (32 waist) and the Medium is a comfortable fit.

Tim Roush at on 05/13/2013
My husband is a triathlete and recently, he was having problems with his hamstring. So I ordered these shorts after reading the other reviews. I am happy to write that he was able to race without any pain. The shorts are very functional and good looking. Whether you are in a TRI or you run and/or bike, these shorts will definitely help you through!
N.S.W. at on 09/27/2010

Like my other CW-X stuff, this is great. It holds my quads so it does not get tired. I was concern about my knees not having support but it was fine. I believed since my quads were supported and held in alignment my knees were in alignment as well. Very comfortable.

geo3778361 at on 05/23/2013

Buy em! I have the long one's also. Been using the longer ones for cold weather and just got these. Great hamstring and quad support. You will really notice a difference in fatigue level. I wear mine post long runs for compression support and it has helped a good deal.

milestogo at on 03/09/2011

At first I say to my self. it is just a toy. but I have a birthday. so let go for it for the fun.
But then I took it for a run...well this short make me run faster and longer!
dont think BUY IT!!!

Guy Geva at on 03/03/2011

Neutral Reviews:

I cannot prove that these shorts provide all the touted benefits--but it seems that after runs or restarting to run after a few months off, I have much fewer recovery problems. Perhaps it is all in my head but that is over half the battle.
These could be great and well worth the cost except for the materials of construction--the thread for stitching. Over the years (numerous pairs) the inside seam at the thighs starts to fail and the seam opens up. This is probably after 6 - 9 months of use. You would think that for the cost CW-X could spring for better quality thread or is it planned. So when the failed spot gets big enough (yeah it would be easier if I would do it when the gap first starts) I break out the needle and thread and sew it up. Not pretty but it does the job and cheap thread seems to last just as long or longer than CW-X's.
While I like the shorts and all other CW-X products, I think I might try Zoots next.
They are great for what they are intended for but quality plays a big part--the only reason for the downgrade from Five Stars.

rick.rhead1436716 at on 01/03/2012

I really like this shorts. They offer excellent support and compression. The biggest problem I have is with the seams in the crotch. I am on my second pair because the seam keeps coming apart. Think I may have to try another brand. Thanks Backcountry for exchanging them for me both times. They are a pricy buy to break down so fast.

gon3428677 at on 09/16/2011