Reviewed by Michael Greer from Phoenix, AZ on Friday, May 17, 2013
Seeing low reviews on these makes me feel obligated to write a review on these because they are hands down the best compression! I have used 2XU, CW-X, CEP, as well as other compression shorts and they don't even compare to Zoot CompressRX. CEP was okay but they didn't compress the whole region like these do, especially the hip region (no compression I've tried seem to do a good job on the hip) and they fell apart after just a couple of weeks using them.
A little background on me: I'm 30 years old, 5'10, 145-150 lbs (depending on the day), run marathons, do tri's and average 6:50's for my running pace.
I use these because I had hip surgery to repair a torn labrum back in 2011 and it won't ever be the same. If I try running in regular shorts it flares up almost immediately and I can't run and am in pain for months. These babies keep me on the road. The support is awesome, the durability is amazing. I wear one pair ALL THE TIME (because Sierra Trading Post no longer has my size....). I've used them to swim in as well, play basketball (under my shorts), pretty much anytime I am doing heavy activity. They keep super dry and are not restrictive at all. Yes, they are tight (compression people, they compress!) but I don't feel restricted at all with my stride. I haven't dealt with chaffing, but I also use body glide and that keeps me feeling nice and comfy. They don't smell bad at all which can't be said about the other compression shorts and suits I have. I've been using them for about a year now and they have a lot of life left in them. I wear the size II even though I think the package recommends I wear size III, but I need them TIGHT to keep the hip compressed. I also wear the CompressRX Tri-shorts and they are awesome as well.
If you need serious compression then Zoot is your man (or woman). Pay no attention to those people that wrote bad reviews. They don't know what they're talking about! :-)