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CW-X Men's Conditioning Shorts belong to a new class of high-performance equipment known as conditioning wear—clothing engineered to provide a host of benefits to your body, including key muscle group support, increased endurance, shorter recovery times after exercise, and lactic acid buildup prevention. Don't confuse them with technically simple compression shorts. Established in Japan in 1991, CW-X based its designs on the human body's unique motion during exercise. Perfect for running, cycling, and climbing, Conditioning Shorts work by combining two unique zones of stretch material. The body is constructed from a Coolmax and 4-way stretch Lycra blend, providing targeted muscle support and impressive moisture-wicking properties. The key to the Conditioning Shorts, however, lies in the 2-way stretch Conditioning Web that encircles your leg's key muscle groups. While stretching longitudinally, this web holds muscles securely in place laterally, reducing vibration and increasing comfort. Flat seam stitching throughout ensures chafing is never a problem.

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Good Product

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

CWX has always had a product I enjoy,
These trunks are no different.
I've used the trunks in distances from 5K to Marathon.
I'm 6'1" and 185 lbs and a large fits me well.
The trunks cool well, are comfortable, and supportive,
I have yet to see any flaws that will keep them from lasting for quite some time.

Like this brand.

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

These is my first pair of shorts from CW-X. Had some tights before and wanted to try shorts. They hold the quads pretty good. I like they way they fit just above the knee. Used them for trail running and ran a marathon just a few weeks ago in them. Now I'm going for the CW-X Pro Shorts hoping they will feel better than these. I'm a 32 waist and the M fits just right.

Love these shorts!

    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.

    Excellent shorts: but overpriced

      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 $$.

      shorts not long enough

        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.

        Not a price performer

          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

          Great compression short

            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.

            As I have had recent problems with groin...

            As I have had recent problems with groin and hamstring strains, do these help prevent strains and pulls?

            Would these fir well for a

            Would these fir well for a the kegnth better than the woman's version.

            i would say the more you are built like a guy (straight hips), the better they will fit. if you are a shapely female, they won't fit you well at all. you could always buy them and give it a shot. if they don't work, you can return them.

            Anyone ever use these for Squatting at the...

            Anyone ever use these for Squatting at the gym? Wondering if they work like a Bench Shirt at all..:)

            Nope. These are made for running, although they support they are flexible, unlike lifting clothing unlike lifting clothing which is very rigid. If you want lifting clothing go with something made for that like Zinzer. Also for squatting you don't want shorts you want a singlet.