One of the most popular brands in the compression apparel space is Tesla (not the car). They’re known for the quality of the pants and minimalist but elegant design.
But for those who just started searching for compression clothing, you may be wondering what makes them useful?
There is a range of factors to take into consideration, like:
- Performance benefits
With that in mind, I’m going to go over each specific element to explain why these are an excellent pair of compression shorts to pick up.
Material & Design
I have reviewed the leggings counterpart for this shorts, and you can expect them to be reasonably similar, but continue reading for the details of this shorts.
The material is 87% polyester and 13% spandex which is the perfect fiber combination for compression equipment, which is superior to nylon as its natural properties perform better.
Wearing these shorts while working out or performing other activities keeps you dry to the fibers ability to wick away sweat. Also, it can fight off and odors that may accumulate by fighting bacteria and other germs that may come along.
Wearing these shorts you can get a sense of freedom.
I mean that in a sense that it is constructed to regulate air flow and circulation making it feel breathable.
This shorts make the perfect summer training apparel when you go running, cycling, or going to the gym.
Here is the chart on how to size for these compression pants:
|X-Small||Length 31 ~ 32 inch, Waist 26 ~ 28 inch|
|Small||Length 33 ~ 34 inch, Waist 28 ~ 30 inch|
|Medium||Length 35 ~ 36 inch, Waist 31 ~ 32 inch|
|Large||Length 37 ~ 38 inch, Waist 33 ~ 35 inch|
|X-Large||Length 39 ~ 40 inch, Waist 36 ~ 40 inch|
|2X-Large||Length 41 ~ 42 inch, Waist 41 ~ 44 inch|
Pretty self-explanatory, measure your waist and length and then match it up to the chart.
Also, keep in mind that these pants are a tight fit, if you want something looser, then I would recommend trying to size up and see if that works for you.
Benefits of Compression Equipment
You may have come here under the impression that compression apparel helps boost performance.
That’s somewhat true.
There isn’t a causation relationship that wearing compression shorts causes enhanced performance, but rather a correlation.
As I said, there isn’t any large-scale experiment out there that has determined the boost to be significant. But we do have personal experiences to share.
These shorts are comfortable (If you’re into tight, but not constricting, clothing).
They’re great when you’re going for a run. It supports the family jewels down below, and it gives me enough breathing room which each step I take.
They make excellent layering material when it gets colder out in the fall or winter. You can put these on a base layer material and then put another pair of shorts or pants how you see fit.
Aren’t These Compression Underwear?
I like to think the two categories are relatively similar. It’s hard to distinguish what can be considered underwear and shorts with this specific type of apparel.
Depending on the size you get, the length may be different. I’ve experience shorts that go right above the knee and some that come close to my package. I differentiate by length; it may be different for you.
What we can come to a consensus on that these are training apparel made for the gym or practice.
It becomes underwear once you use them as a layering material, in my opinion, as they’re not noticeable unless they are longer than the shorts you’re wearing.
Value & Budget Friendly
I’ve found that Tesla’s compression products are a fantastic deal and can be ordered up on Amazon.
I’ve come across cheaply made products that claimed to be “premium” but they turn out to be a dud. These compression shorts have my full recommendation as their price to quality ratio is one of the best in this category.
You could potentially buy these in bulk and spread out what you wear over several training days instead of reusing and wearing the same compression shorts every single day. (Plus it’s good for hygiene as well).
With that said,
If I were serious about gearing yourself up for your next practice or exercise session, I would dress the part and pick these up.
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