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My wife bought these compression shorts when they were at a discounted price of just under £25. At that price these compression shorts are a bargain, but I would not pay the so-called full price currently of £43.
In the last few years I have tried Adidas, Nike, Under Amour and a few lesser known brands. So I think I can give an honest and thorough review of my 2XU Compression shorts MA3851b.
On the plus side: They are well made, the leg inseam is about 9 inches so even taller people will find these shorts cover your quadriceps. I like the fact the shorts have a tie string to tighten waist if you need for a snug tight. They do not chafe me so they are comfortable to wear for long periods and can be used either in the gym or for running. Another plus is the compression is firmer then other brands giving your muscles more support and thus less vibration.
On the down side: Like all other big brands of compression shorts all full price they are over priced. I don't think that is going to change any time soon but I would urge people to look out for when the items are on sale. Even though I hand wash all my compression shorts by hand, over time the compression loosens and thus is not as effective. Since the marketing of compression wear has become big business I do feel writers who review these products should be more insightful and sound less like a cheerleader. I do believe that all major sports brands could charge less for their products if they did not waste company money sponsoring already wealthy athletes to tell us how good something is.
Bought these as a replacement for an old pair that had worn through. At first all good then noticed a fold in the seam in the crotch area that now rubs when running. The material has not be sewn correctly so there is a ridge right between the legs! The seams should be nice and smooth but this causes an irritation that is actually painful to run in these. For £50 and a 2XU item I would have expected a better quality product. The returns window had closed by the time I realised there was an issue. Disappointed!
UPDATE 14/12/2021 Having contacted 2XU they suggested raising the issue with Amazon which I did and am happy to say they have replaced the faulty item. The new pair have not stitching issues and are so far comfortable and not causing any issues.
They come across like a regular pair of tights with a drawstring and a tiny key pocket at the front (i`m not a big fan of this, would have rather preferred a slightly larger pocket at the rear). i`m 5'7" and the M size suits me perfectly. The are a bit too long for my liking, going all the way down till an inch above my knee cap. Upside is the amazing compression and support without being overtly tight. I use these for causal running and wear them under a pair of shorts.
Era lo que esperaba. Unas mallas con función compresiva. Fue para un regalo y llegó a tiempo y en perfecto estado. Hacen su función compresiva. La única pega es que recomiendan la talla S pero la M iba perfectamente.