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The Best Men’s Compression Shorts on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written before about the most reliable men’s running shorts, gym shorts, running socks, and running shoes, here we found the best compression shorts for men on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

The best all-purpose compression shorts

From $19

“These compression shorts are flat-out amazing. I workout regularly and it can be tough to find anything that is breathable and feels good throughout the entire workout. These compression shorts do the trick. I tend to do cross-training for one to two hours a day and in a closed studio, so no friction and breathability are essential to me. Also, I washed them by hand and they dried rather quickly, in 15 to 20 minutes, which is a plus if you need them in a pinch. I would highly recommend giving the shorts a try. You will not be disappointed.”

From $28

“These things are awesome! I bought two pairs to start with and just bought a third. They are so comfortable and make runs and workouts so much better with their wicking technology. I wanted something for running that would not chafe, and these fill that role perfectly. I used these on a 21-mile run last weekend, under a pair of larger shorts. No issues at all. Once you buy these you will throw out all your other underwear.”


“Bought these shorts to get compression as I work out. They provide support for my back where I have had two surgeries. They work great and reduce the stiffness I typically feel after a workout or jogging through the neighborhood. I will be purchasing more of these so that I don’t run out during the week. Highly recommend them for those of you who are looking for the same kind of support.”