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185 of 193 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2013
Fit: Tight. They're compression shorts. Of course they're tight. Maybe a little tighter than previous versions of this product.
Performance: Unreal. They wick away sweat from the hottest, sweatiest part of a man's body. If you're curious, get a pair. You will not be disappointed.
Quality: Lacking. If you're biking/running/walking in them 4-5 days a week, you'll have to replace them in six months or less. I'm not aware of a better performing product.

When I first bought these, in 2011, I would have given them six stars. They're amazing. They're life-changing. However, the "Under Armour Men's HeatGear® Compression" underpants product line has changed over time. It was once a sturdy product with heavy cloth waistband, crazy-strong stitching on the seams, and lasted years. The current generation is flimsy in comparison. I'm now retiring shorts I bought in early 2012, along side ones I bought in mid-2013. The product I bought in 2011/2012 for $30 a pair (B001EN027S is unavailable. The current generation of this product performs well, but does not last. All the awesome things you read in the other reviews are true, but not for long. The inner thigh seams tear after six months of exercise (treadmill or biking 4-5 days a week).

Edit 12/4/2013
I compared a new pair with an old pair and noted the following differences:
-The fabric is lighter and thinner.
-The waistband is lighter and thinner.
-The stitching in the new pairs are uneven. The seams on the inner thigh are not symmetrical.
-The new pair does NOT have a pouch to put an athletic supporter. The old one does.
-Both pairs have a rectangle of material, dead center where the inner seams meet. Think of it as a little shelf for your family jewels. Gives them some space. On the new pair, this rectangle is much smaller and oriented back-to-front. On the older pair, it is much larger and oriented left to right. The result is, the new pair is much tighter in the crotch. Also, because there's less fabric, they can expose your inner thighs and result in chafing. I have to continually hike them up when I'm on the treadmill.

Edit 12/29/2013
It seems the fundamental difference between the old product and the new product is the lack of pouch for an athletic supporter. Under Armour no longer offers a compression short product with an athletic supporter. [...] . The old, awesome product has been discontinued. The current sub-standard product misleadingly carries over the overwhelmingly positive reviews of the original product. As I retire the last of my originals and am left with only the new ones, I cannot recommend the product. They wear easily. The inner thigh seams split with little use. I have the chafing marks to prove it. If you want a comfortable pair of underpants, they're great. If you want a product in which you can regularly exercise, do not buy these.
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102 of 107 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2014
Color Name: Black/WhiteSize Name: X-Large
History: I owned 6 pairs of UA compression shorts prior to purchasing these "newer" shorts. They are thick material and provide good support, don't bunch up, and very high quality (3 pairs are 8 years old and 3 pairs are 4 years old). I purchased 3 pairs of these compression shorts from UA's site without knowing UA changed the material and design. I also own many pairs of UA shorts, Ts, Polos, Sweats, and Boxer briefs and always thought their products the best.

Findings: These have very thin material for the shorts and the vented material is even thinner. I've had them for 6 months now and each pair gets worn once a week for running/working out/rec sports depending on the day and the vented material is tearing already! The shorts don't provide any compression due to the thin material. There is a thick band at the bottom of the legs which is supposed to keep them from riding up--it doesn't work. The previous version had the seam down the side, thick compression material, a cup shaped vented material that kept everything in place, and don't ride up.

I submitted the above review on UAs site and it was rejected. I reviewed the negative reviews on this product and they only stated poor fit so it appears UA won't allow negative review that call out poor quality. I also went to the UA outlet store so I could review the compression shorts before buying more and they were all--vented and nonvented) on the discount rack for 12 bucks. The sonic nonvented shorts are the same thin material with no compression. Finding UA compression shorts discounted was unheard of for the previous compression shorts. You couldn't find them discounted anywhere--because they were the best. It is puzzling how these made it through testing at a company that prides itself on quality, design, and engineering. They should have never made it through.

Recap:
-they provide no compression
-they ride/bunch up
-the vented material is tearing in less than 6 months
-can't rely on the audited reviews on the UA site
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2013
Color Name: Black/WhiteSize Name: MediumVerified Purchase
My sons wore these while camping and hiking. They were recommended as preventative measure, to wear under shorts to prevent chafing. Worked like a charm, and no complaints about being hot.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2014
Color Name: Black/WhiteSize Name: X-LargeVerified Purchase
Ordered these not realizing that UA has since changed what their compression shorts are made of. The older more durable ones (the ones I've had for 7+ years of incredibly heavy use and are now just starting to fall apart) are made of nylon/elastane. These ones are made of polyester/elastane. They are way thinner and less durable than the old kind. Not to mention there are plenty of substitutes (nike/reebok/eastbay to name a few) that are just as good quality, if not better. If you're looking for the older style UA compression shorts THESE ARE NOT IT. Look elsewhere! You've been warned. I've been a user of UA since they started (I was in high school at the time playing football) I'm incredibly disappointed in the drop in quality and unless they go back to the old way I supposed I'll go for one of the other competitors who are much better priced.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on May 28, 2013
Color Name: Velocity/BlackSize Name: X-LargeVerified Purchase
Bought these for the Tough Mudder because al of my other compression shorts weren't for hot weather. They worked great, dried quickly, no chaffing. Top quality. They are also good as new after a wash.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on September 3, 2013
Color Name: White/BlackSize Name: XX-LargeVerified Purchase
If you have problems with chafing, this is definitely the product you need. My chafing problems have essentially all but disappeared.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2013
Color Name: Black/Taxi/TaxiSize Name: LargeVerified Purchase
Ive got starter, nike, champion, and under armour compression shorts. These are my favorite of the bunch. The seam is different in all of them and these are the most comfortable.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2014
Color Name: Black/WhiteSize Name: Large
I feel like I got scammed. I'm so glad I didn't throw out my old compression shorts. These shorts are the same as underwear but less compression.
The bad : paper thin, no compression, super short, and couldn't stop the burn of my legs rubbing together while running.
I'm scared to buy any other pairs of under armor compression shorts, may have to move on to a new.brand
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2013
Color Name: Red/BlackSize Name: LargeVerified Purchase
I use compression shorts as an under layer when I run. They do provide additional support and seem to allow you to run longer with more comfort. Supports the quad and hamstrings, which reduces fatigue. I put normal running shorts over the top of them.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 4, 2014
Color Name: Black/WhiteSize Name: SmallVerified Purchase
I agree with other reviews in that these shorts are not nearly as well made as they used to be. The waist band rolls down and the hem on the legs rolls up. The fabric is thin and the compression is not very good. I have worn my old pair for four years and the compression in them is still better than these. The legs are shorter than they appear in the picture. The package did not come with a way to return them so I am stuck with a pricey mistake. I do not recommend this product.
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