Get the support you need without cooking your legs.
- Built-in mesh panels that allow hot air to escape and cool air to enter, reduce heat fatigue while improving circulation
- CW-X’s Kinesio Support Web supports your core, IT band, and hip flexor to improve stability and performance and reduce injuries
- Nylon-polyurethane stretch fabric provides targeted variable compressive support for your muscles and improves circulation, minimizing lactic acid buildup and speeding recovery
- Stretchy Coolmax-Lycra fabric and wicks moisture away from your skin to keep you comfortable
- Flat seam construction eliminates chafing
- Security pocket stows small essentials
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Overall, after one long run these tights felt great. I believe they helped in a quicker recovery of my quads and hammys. The black thick material made it feel warmer though at 71 degrees F. I 'd like to see lighter color versions. I am borderline at 5'9'',168-170. Should I have bought a small instead of a medium? Maybe these should be made in 'tweener sizes like Small/Medium. It will be nice to have a mesh window placed in the rear area just above the tail bone. I sweat profusely there after long runs.
I am 5'10 and 180 with a 33 waist. What size should I choose?
CW-X says you should be a pretty solid medium.
Great stuff: so far I've used them for running intervals, jogging, and working out at gym. Like magic, no soreness (and I'm old and out of shape). Ventilation is surprisingly good: it's been in the 90s and I feel no warmer down there than in loose running shorts. Warm up the bank card, they're worth it. I'll be getting the full tights in the fall.
These shorts are great ! They really do live up to the hype regarding support and comfort. Unlike other compression shorts these stay put once you get them on. (make sure you don't buy them too big, they need to be tight) They provide very good support to your upper leg muscles without being too constrictive. The ventilator panel does help but because the material is fairly heavy to provide support, these shorts are warm compared to others made from lighter weight material. A worth while trade off as far as I'm concerned.
Give these bad boys a shot. You won't be disappointed
I am 6'7" and 215 lbs. With a 33" waist. Should I go with the XL?
I am 5'9 155lbs to 160lbs and I wear a medium with a 32" waist....My brother is 6'2 180lbs to 185lbs and he wears a large....(34 waist) I think xl for your height and weight!!!!
Jon, you would be an XL
Just got these a couple of weeks ago and they rock. I have a pair of the long CW-X compression pants for cooler weather. CW-X makes a high quality product that is worth the extra money. Great for running, working out and biking.
I am 5'9" and 155 lbs. Am I a small?
I would say go with a medium....
Andrew, you're borderline between a sm and med. Since you want these to be snug, I would go with a small
I sweat a lot, regular running shorts feel like I am running in wet diapers after about an hour, these work great and I think it may be helping my form. I think it also helps recovery and improves my workouts. Just need to save up to buy a couple more pairs.
I got these to help with recovering from a nasty hip flexor injury. It helps a lot, i have yet to use them for their actual purpose, but I imagine they'll be amazing. I'm a 38ish waist, i snagged the XL and it fits great.
I play soccer quite a bit and needed something a bit more supportive than a pair of cotton boxers. I got all that and more with the ventilator shorts. These keep the lads in place, and provide the compression needed to recover quickly from afternoons of mind-blowingly fast sprints to and from the goal. Combined with the Ventilator Top SS, I sometimes mistake myself for Lionel Messi. Bottom line is that these shorts are really great for anyone who needs to perform while running.
Do you guys wear anything under these shorts?
They are like cycling tights wear you do not wear anything underneath....
NO! these are meant to be the underneath to other shorts.
I love these shorts! Honestly I just wear them around the house occasionally because I like the feel of them. I'm 6'2" 185lbs and the Large works just fine for me. They do a great job of "keeping everything together" and I don't feel it as much after those long runs in the middle of the summer day. A bit expensive, but I don't think I'll be running in anything else.
I have used the ankle length CW-X running tights for the past year and have loved them. These Stabilyx Ventilator Shorts are just as good. They provide a nice compression fit and wick away moisture very well. I sweat very heavily when I run, and these shorts keep me cool - if not completely dry. I have other running shorts that are a loose fit, and I can tell a real difference with the targeted compression of the CW-X shorts.
They are expensive, but I highly recommend them.