Last week I picked up a pair of Women’s UA Authentic 7″ Compression Shorts and decided to try wearing them under my running shorts this week. Where have those shorts been all my life? All I can say is WOW – what a difference that little layer of smooth makes in the comfort of your run.
The super thin, moisture wicking shorts eliminated all bunching of my regular shorts and I had no chafing either. This made for a much more comfortable run! I also like the extra bit of modesty the compression shorts provide – especially for days where I run while my kids are at swim practice and then have to wait 30 minutes or so for them to finish up.
I bought the Under Armour compression shorts in an XL and they are cut very generously. I think I could probably get away with the Large if I really wanted to. They don’t have a draw string, and the seams that run down the front are not noticeable when you are wearing them at all.
Below are more women’s compression (often referred to as bike shorts, too) shorts I have found in a variety of lengths and sizes including XL, 1X, 2X, 3X,4X, 5X and even 6X. Click on image for where to buy and availability.