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Comfortable and flexible
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Bought these for running because my hamstrings have been giving me problems. They are extremely comfortable and stay right where they should. I wore them to a Tough Mudder event this weekend and it made going through water easier than having heavy floppy shorts. After over a dozen uses they still look and feel brand new. Definitely recommended.
Solid Performance in moderate climate
As an owner of the tights, mesh shorts and now the Pro Shorts, I am sold on CW-X's performance and reliability in any situation. As the fall settled in Upstate New York, I found the mesh front shorts to lack the warmth required to stay out when the thermometer dropped below 50. The Pro Shorts stepped up to the task in the 50-30 degree department.
Temperature constraints aside, I enjoyed the compression, true to size fit, and moisture wicking capability of these shorts. While I'm not 100% sold on the kinetic support, I enjoy the additional compression the bands provide. The shorts perform in wet, dry, windy, and apocalyptic conditions. Never had an issue with temperature or moisture while cruising the trails.
The seams in the crotch are a little bulky and can lead to the ever hated chaffing when moisture is introduced into the running equation. However, if you're familiar with ultra-running in general, then you'll know that chaffing is part of the game. At least my raw spots are predictable and I can prepare accordingly.
Overall, I'd recommend the CW-X Pro Short to anyone seeking a sleek short that wicks sweat, keeps you supported and leaves the competition in the dust. Happy Trails!
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.