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#1 of 12 Old 04-11-2010, 04:31 PM - Thead Starter
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I am looking for a recommendation for a pair of shorts to wear under other shorts or a skirt. I want something not too long, but not too short and not too tight that it will make my legs look like sausages but tight enough to not ride up Any suggestions?

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Aerotech. Son1 and I have several pairs of their cycling shorts and are very happy with them. I think they run large. First pair was an XS and they fit perfect. They were "seconds", so I assumed that they were mis-labeled. Nope. Second pair is S and they are too big. Son1 has a pair of compression shorts for swimming. In the fishbowl, they havent' lasted very long, but lycra generally doesn't. They are a US company and you can email them to ask about sizing.

If that doesn't work, check with Foxwear. They do mostly fleece, but made custom lycra tights for son1.
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This might not be your "style" but next time you drive by a Goodwill, Salvation Army type of thrift store look for shorts there. They will only be $2-$4 and if they work, great, if not you are only out a couple bucks.

I don't know where I go my compression shorts, but they were bought "2nd hand". I don't even know the brand name.
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I like the longer underarmour compression shorts - they come in various inseams.
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I have a pair of capri length compression tights by Underarmour, and I love them. I tried on a bunch of different brands and found that the seams on these ones were the least irritating. I don't know if they would give me sausage legs if they were shorter, but it's worth checking out.
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I use these

http://www.insport.com/products.cfm?...&is_discount=0

Maybe a bit long for what you were looking for
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I use these

http://www.insport.com/products.cfm?...&is_discount=0

Maybe a bit long for what you were looking for
I too have these but they aren't my favorite. I have a thicker pair of 9" Velocity Compression shorts from RoadRunnerSports that are much more comfortable. Womens come in 3.5" or 7"

http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/RRL990/

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I go with the basic Under Armour heat gear compression shorts. My DW prefers the women's version as well. They breathe well, keep their form and don't ride up too much.

If you don't want to pay UA prices, C9 from Target isn't bad either.
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thanks! I will look into the UA ones. I have a lot of C9 things, but i think for long races and long runs, they would be too prone to chaffing. They are great to a point.

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thanks folks! i got the 7 inch UA ones and they are great, not too tight, no riding up, etc!

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Aerotech. Son1 and I have several pairs of their cycling shorts and smartwool socks and are very happy with them. I think they run large. First pair was an XS and they fit perfect. They were "seconds", so I assumed that they were mis-labeled. Nope. Second pair is S and they are too big. Son1 has a pair of compression shorts for swimming. In the fishbowl, they havent' lasted very long, but lycra generally doesn't. They are a US company and you can email them to ask about sizing.

If that doesn't work, check with Foxwear. They do mostly fleece, but made custom lycra tights for son1.
I prefer aerotech! Its lighter and sweat doesn't stick.
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I get mine @ WalMart or the "house brand" at Academy. Just $10 a pop either place and they're just fine. Unfortunately, don't think Sam Walton has them for the "distaff side" and Academy isn't nationwide.

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