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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.
Good, very comfortable
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.
Good, but too hot for warm weather
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.
I'm 5'7" 150 pounds. I would say average...
I'm 5'7" 150 pounds. I would say average athletic build with 32" waist. Size S or M?
I'm 5'7", 185# and my thighs are 23 inches,...
I'm 5'7", 185# and my thighs are 23 inches, should I go M or L?
From my experience, size up.
5'6" 150lbs, Tree trunk legs, Small or...
5'6" 150lbs, Tree trunk legs, Small or Medium? (I normally wear a Medium running short)
EC, I would go with the Medium.
Could Be Great
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.
Seams like I have a problem - 2
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?
Seams like I have a problem
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.
Inseam - CW-X Pro Short - Men's
The inseam on my shorts always ends up ripping. It takes about 6 months for this to happen and I run a lot of miles (train for a marathon). Does this happen to anyone else wearing these shorts?
CW-X Pro shorts
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????
im just under 6ft and about 170lbs as with...
im just under 6ft and about 170lbs as with everyone else im on the border of sizes reccomendations?
Dave, I would go with the Large.
On the job
Do they run high in the waist? or just...
Do they run high in the waist? or just below the waist line?
Just below the waist
FIt great - just below the waist - no need to roll down on these - love them - tru compression
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.
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!!!
CM- X pro shorts
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.
I was skeptical
I couldn't understand why people would pay so much for compression shorts, I understand now and these fit great. I am/will buy these to run, bike, and use the stepper, they just give you more energy and support.
I'm not sure about size. 6 FT, 180lbs, 34...
I'm not sure about size. 6 FT, 180lbs, 34 in waist, MED or LRG ? Thanks
I am 5'9 160lbs and I wear a medium....My brother is 180lbs 6'2 and wears a large....
I am 5'9 160lbs and I wear a medium....My brother is 180lbs 6'2 and wears a large....
Definitely size large.
I second the large. I am 5'10" 143, and wear a medium
im just under 6ft and about 170lbs as with everyone else im on the border of sizes reccomendations? medium or large
Recently I've had problems with both groin...
Recently I've had problems with both groin and hamstring strains. Do these shorts help prevent strains and pulls?
This is a late reply, but not much clothing will actually protect you from those types of injuries. These will provide a measure of compression that will help ease the recovery of muscles though. As a long-time and frequent soccer player, the only thing I am aware of the avoid injury like that is conditioning, stretching (lots of stretching), and R.I.C.E. when injured.
In a very late reply I want to mention that lots of stretching is correct, but most people with these issues forget the fluid. Next to having a healthy sports diet drinking a lot of extra water on a daily base to let your body flush out the bad stuff dramatically reduced these type of issues for me. A lot for me = 1 gallon a day, but Im in FL as well.