Men in Tights: Compression Pants Review.


6AM compression pant selfie

I admit that I have a new obsession: Compression pants.

I first noticed them after moving to West Hollywood. The truth is, compression pants are really, really eye-catching - and they don’t leave a whole lot to the imagination. As the name implies, this type of clothing provides varying degrees of compression through a snug and body-contouring fit.

What’s the benefit of compression pants or compression shorts? For athletes, they can prevent chafing and rashes. They can also allegedly ease muscle stiffness and help quicken recovery. They also hold your genitals in place and make your ass look great.

For my review, I opted for a pair of Nike compression pants.

Though it’s hardly a scientifically quantifiable benefit, I couldn’t help but feel a little badass in my compression pants. They’re like superhero tights; I felt like Superman.

Since psychology and how you feel can make a big difference in how you perform, I think there’s probably something to be said for the badass effect.

As someone who often performs high intensity interval training and sprints, the non-chaffing aspect of compression pants is huge. My thighs often become agitated and red from the constant friction in my workout. With compression pants, my workout was wonderfully chafe-free.

I also enjoyed not having my genitals bounce around while racing on the treadmill. The hatches were definitely battened down - and it made for a more enjoyable experience.

Did the pants make a measurable difference in my workout? I’m not sure. But I do know that, at the very least, I felt and looked great. And that counts for something.



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  1. What kind of underwear do you wear underneath so it wouldn’t show that contour?

  2. Hi, Do you not find that they overheat your legs? I’ve been considering getting some for a while but I always get too hot when working out and I was wondering if these would make it worse or better?

    • Hey! As a long distance runner, I find that the tights (assuming they’re of decent quality) are very good at keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer (Call it magic if you will!)

      I also find that the pain in my muscles is much less after 20 miles in tights compared to 20 miles in my regular shorts!

      Plus, my ass looks great 😉 what other use are those squats if not to showcase my ass in tights?

    • It depends what you get. Some are meant to trap heat others are made to cool.

  3. sylv3st3r says:

    vanity, thy name is compression pants.

  4. David George Johnson says:

    Spandex + compression = HOT!

  5. jerry Jones says:

    you wear a thong under compression pants, I HATE boxer shorts with a passion. I dont even like the boxer briefs. Just too much clothing under your pants. You see these guys with short lines under their pants which are just as unsightly as brief lines. So bizarre that this is what everyone wears and then they make m=fun of briefs or “tighty whities”

  6. Rod Steel says:

    My Compression pants & matching zippered
    shirt are shiny wet look black vinyl spandex!
    Let’s wear them to a club together in W. Hollywood when I’m out there! Maybe we can
    compare nipples with @ColtonLHaynes. I’m
    friends with his recent boyfriend!
    Twitter: @RodSteelOfficial

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  9. Tights are perfect for running and biking, but I won’t wear them in in everyday life