Our Choice of the Best Football Compression Shorts

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A football player needs a lot of accessories to go with his football gloves. Below we look at ten of the best football compression shorts for both training and actual game play.

Under Armour HeatGear Sonic Compression Shorts
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Clinch Gear Training Compression Shorts
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Shock Doctor Men's Power Compression Short
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 Compressionz Compression Shorts.
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Shock Doctor Men's Power Compression Short.
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Tesla Cool Compression Capri Sports Baselayer Shorts
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Under Armour Men's HG Compression Short.
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Nike Men's Pro Long Compression Shorts.
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Under Armour Men's UA Heatgear Armour Compression Shorts.
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Shock Doctor Boys Power Compression Short.
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Pros
  • They are elastic and very comfortable
  • These compression shorts provide you with enough compression
  • They are made of fabric that ensures the best mobility and flexibility
  • You are not going to get any chaffing
  • Offer satisfactory muscle support
  • These shorts help prevent muscular strains and injuries
Cons
  • Might be a bit costly on some online shops
  • Summary
    We start off this list of the best compression shorts for football with the Under Armour HeatGear Sonic Compression Running Shorts. These shorts are made out of synthetic material that ensures that they are elastic and very comfortable due to its silky smooth nature. The material also ensures that these compression shorts provide you with enough compression without restriction. The best thing about these shorts is that they do not restrict movement in any way and soon you will not remember that you even have them one. The elastic nature of these shorts is made possible by their 4- way stretch fabric that ensures the best mobility and flexibility. On top of all of this, these shorts are made out of material that wicks moisture away leaving you dry even if you do sweat a lot. The Under Armour HeatGear Sonic Compression Running Shorts also comes with some anti-odour and anti-microbial properties that ensure odours on these shorts is unheard of. Due to the seam construction of these shorts, there is no chance that you are going to get any chaffing. This means that you can wear these shorts for longer without worrying about any and all types of discomfort. The Under Armour HeatGear Sonic Compression Running Shorts provide enough compression so as to offer satisfactory muscle support as well as help improve the flow of blood to the muscles. You will experience less fatigue and be less prone to muscular strains and injuries when you have these shorts on.
    Price9.5
    Compression10
    Comfort10
    Durability9.5
    Muscle support9.5
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    Pros
    • These shorts offer comfort and elasticity
    • There is not going to be any chaffing even when worn for long periods of time
    • The seams ensure that the shorts are not going to ride up or down
    • These shorts help with the circulation of blood and oxygen to the muscles
    • They are also lightweight and breathable
    Cons
  • Do not come with a protective genital cup
  • Summary
    At number two we have the Clinch Gear Training Compression Shorts. This is a training short that is made for comfort and elasticity. It will allow you to stretch, run and train while at the same time retaining its elasticity. Its stitch technology ensures not only a comfortable fit but that there is not going to be any chaffing even when worn for long periods of time. This is because of their extended inseam and very durable polyester material. The rugged flat lock stitching offers a long lasting short and the silicone ripper on the insides of the seams ensures that the shorts are not going to ride up or down when worn. The Clinch Gear Training Compression Shorts provides adequate pressure so as to help with the circulation of blood and oxygen to the muscles, the truly impressive thing about the Clinch Gear Training Compression Shorts is that is offers enough compression without punishing your muscles like some of the other compression shorts do. This level of compression offers enough muscle support helping eliminate fatigue and muscle strains. If you are looking for something that is lightweight and breathable, the Clinch Gear Training Compression Shorts is it. It will keep you cool and dry even under the hottest weather and most intense exercises and activity. The material also has sweat wicking properties that helps evaporate sweat for an even drier short.
    Price9
    Compression9.5
    Comfort9.5
    Durability9
    Muscle support9.5
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    Pros
    • Elastic and comfortable
    • Very breathable
    • Comes with a protective Bio cup
    • Offers the compression that you need without feeling restrictive
    Cons
  • Some users complained of the short riding up or down
  • Summary
    At number 3 we have a very impressive short. The Shock Doctor Men's Power Compression Short is made out of material that not only stretches when you need it to but that also fits snugly to ensure that you are comfortable during play,. They are made with a four way stretch material that makes all of this possible. One of the truly impressive things about this short is that it does come with its own BioFlex cup for your protection. The design of the short also incorporates some truly impressive flatlock seams for your comfort. The BioFlex cup that comes with this short included a vented body and gel parameter pad. This helps make it comfortable and the x-pocket that is sewn onto the shorts help keep this cup in place. As you can see, apart from providing the compression that you need during training, the Shock Doctor Men's Power Compression Short also comes with some other accessories that help put your safety on the forefront. The shorts are also made out of double layer material for extra compression. One of the things we really love about the Shock Doctor Men's Power Compression Short is that it offers the compression that you need without feeling restrictive. We received very good muscle support, there was less strain and muscle stiffness when we we wore these shorts during training. Apart from that, they are touted to help improve the flow of blood and oxygen to the muscles which may be the reason why our muscles felt a lot better even after long sessions of training and play.
    Price9
    Grip9
    Mobility9
    Durability8.5
    Ball feel9
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    Pros
    • The material is able to keep you cool in very hot weather and warm in really cold temperatures
    • Promotes circulation and faster muscle recovery from injury
    • Impressive level of muscle support offered
    • The Compressionz Compression Shorts are durable and comfortable
    • Has anti-odour properties and is anti-bacterial
    Cons
  • The compression felt a little bit restrictive
  • Summary
    At number 4 we have a relatively lesser known but very impressive brand of shorts, the Compressionz Compression Shorts. These shorts are made out of high performance fabric. You will be impressed to find out that the fabric is temperature sensitive. What this means is that the material is able to keep you cool if you are playing in very hot weather and warm if you are playing in really cold temperature. This is mainly due to the two-way material that is breathable from both directions. In addition to all this, the Compressionz Compression Shorts is touted to promote circulation and faster muscle recovery from injury. We were impressed with the level of muscle support offered and we did feel less fatigued after a training session. We also experienced less muscle soreness than we usually do if we train without the shorts. The flatlock stitching first of all ensures that the Compressionz Compression Shorts are durable and comfortable. Apart from that, they ensure that the Compressionz Compression Shorts are elastic and can stretch in all directions, this helps ensure that you have all the flexibility and motion you need without the chaffing that often accompanies wearing shorts during training. The material also comes with anti-odour and is anti-bacterial. The days of your shorts smelling real bad after a training session are long gone if you decide to go with the Compressionz Compression Shorts. The shorts also keep you dry and comfortable even during ong training and platy sessions. This is attributed to their two-way ventilation system.. The Compressionz Compression Shorts offer a snug fit, are comfortable, lightweight and breathable enough. Lastly,w e were truly impressed that they were able to retain their shape and form even after several washes.
    Price9
    Compression8.5
    Comfort8.5
    Durability8.5
    Muscle support9
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    Pros
    • The material allows you to stretch and train in comfort
    • The material also offers really good ventilation
    • The Shock Doctor Men's Power Compression Short has sweat wicking properties
    • The Shock Doctor Men's Power Compression Short do not give you chaffing
    • They also offer enough muscle support to help eliminate fatigue and muscle stiffness
    Cons
  • Does not come with a protective cup
  • Summary
    Shock doctor do make really good sports accessories so we are not surprised to see them on the list of the best football compression shorts. The material that the Shock Doctor Men's Power Compression Short is made out of allows you to stretch and train in comfort. This is because it is a 4-way elastic material. The material also offers really good ventilation. This helps keep you cool even under the hottest of conditions. You will be happy to find out that the Shock Doctor Men's Power Compression Short has sweat wicking properties. Remaining cool and dry during a game is very important to a lot of players and the Shock Doctor Men's Power Compression Short does exactly that. The seams on these shorts are also very well stitched to ensure that the shorts are not only durable but that they are flexible enough without tearing at the seams. You will find the seams comfortable. The Shock Doctor Men's Power Compression Short do not give you chaffing if you play in them for long periods of time which is something that every football player would be happy about. The do come in a variety of sizes which is very good especially if you are looking for something that fits snugly. Speaking of fitting snugly, the Shock Doctor Men's Power Compression Short offered enough muscle support to help eliminate fatigue and muscle stiffness after training. In addition, the improved blood flow to the muscles was a very welcome addition.
    Price8.5
    Compression8
    Comfort8.5
    Durability8
    Muscle support8.5
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    Pros
    • Give you the muscle support you need
    • Very elastic and comfortable
    • Offer a comfortable level of compression
    • They do help eliminate the muscle stiffness and fatigue
    • Also offer excellent breathability and sweat wicking
    Cons
  • Might feel a bit restrictive during play
  • Summary
    At number 6, we have the Tesla Cool Compression Capri Shorts. They are also made of elastic material that will not only stretch during play, but that will give you the muscle support you need during play. The Tesla Cool Compression Capri Shorts offer enough compression to be supportive without restricting blood flow to the muscles. They do a really good job of supporting the muscles as well as improving the flow of blood to the muscles. In addition to all of this, they do help eliminate the muscle stiffness and fatigue that often accompanies training. The Tesla Cool Compression Capri Shorts are machine washable and were really impressed to find out that they did retain their shape even after a number of washes. The Tesla Cool Compression Capri Shorts fit very snugly and manage to remain comfortable even when doing so. The Tesla Cool Compression Capri Shorts are not for football alone. If you play in other sports too, you will find the Tesla Cool Compression Capri Shorts to be of great help for those other sports and activities. The Tesla Cool Compression Capri Shorts are lightweight enough that you are not going to remember you have them on in a very short time. They also offer excellent breathability to ensure that you remain cool and dry during play. Their sweat wicking properties are not at par with those of most of the other shorts in this list so that might be a problem for some people.
    Price8
    Compression7.5
    Comfort8.5
    Durability7.5
    Muscle support8
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    Pros
    • These shorts offer all the flexibility that you need
    • Strong enough to be durable for whole seasons
    • Retain its shape, elasticity and form even after a few washes
    • Their seams do not chafe the skin
    • Have adequate breathability
    Cons
  • We are not sure if the Under Armour Men's HG Compression Short comes with anti-microbial properties
  • Summary
    Under armour make it into this list a second time with their Under Armour Men's HG Compression Short. This is an imported, polyester and elastaine short that offers all the flexibility that you need when training and laying. As with most other shorts on this list, they also offer the 4-way elasticity that is very important especially if you are not looking to rip your shorts during a game or training. The Under Armour Men's HG Compression Short are made out of material that is strong enough to be durable for whole seasons. In addition to that, you can wash them by hand without destroying the material. We also found that the Under Armour Men's HG Compression Short was able to retain its shape, elasticity and form even after a few washes. The seams of the Under Armour Men's HG Compression Short are stitched so well that they are comfortable enough. They do not chafe the skin even if you wear the shorts for long period of time. The Under Armour Men's HG Compression Short are made to be of a snug fit and they do not ride up or down like some other shorts do during training. You can expect them to not only stay in place but to also offer the muscle support that you may be looking for in compression shorts. We are not sure if the Under Armour Men's HG Compression Short comes with anti-microbial properties but we did not experience any odors after playing in them for a few hours. This is a really huge plus for the Under Armour Men's HG Compression Short. We also found them to have adequate breathability which is another huge plus.
    Price7.5
    Compression7.5
    Comfort8
    Durability7.5
    Muscle support8
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    Pros
    • Offers optimum ventilation during play
    • These shorts are made out of very elastic material to allow for flexibility
    • These shorts keep dry and cool
    • They provide all the muscle support you need
    • They also contour to the body for a snug and comfortable fit
    Cons
  • Can ride up the body quite a bit during play or training
  • Summary
    The Nike Men's Pro Long Compression Shorts are made out of plyester. As you may know, polyester is a very elastic material with the ability to retain its shape even after long training sessions. One amazing fact about the Nike Men's Pro Long Compression Shorts is that they material they are made out of offers optimum ventilation during play. It also keeps dry and cool even when you are seated so that you are as fresh as you need to be when you get off the bench. The seams that are found on the Nike Men's Pro Long Compression Shorts are strategically designed. What this means is that they are design to be as comfortable as possible to not only allow the Nike Men's Pro Long Compression Shorts to contour to your body but to also eliminate the chaffing that often accompanies training in shorts for long periods of time. The Nike Men's Pro Long Compression Shorts are strong enough so as to provide all the muscle support you need. Apart from that, they do a really good job of improving the supply of blood to the muscles. This helps reduce fatigue and muscle strain and soreness after long periods of play and training. We have to talk about the construction. Remember we talked about the seams that are made to ensure the shorts contour to your body? The shape of the shorts themselves is tubular. This further helps with the comfort and snug fit even longer periods of play.
    Price7
    Compression7.5
    Comfort7
    Durability7
    Muscle support8
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    Pros
    • Really comfortable and snug fit
    • There is no chaffing even if you wear these shorts for long session of play
    • They have have anti-odour properties
    • The material is also very well ventilated
    • These shorts do a really good job of wicking moisture away
    Cons
  • Do not come with a protective cup
  • The compression felt a bit too tight for our liking
  • Summary
    At number nine we have the Under Armour Men's UA Heatgear Armour Compression Shorts. These shorts are made out of polyester for your comfort and for a really comfortable and snug fit. They offer what Under Armour like to call ultracompression. This is very string compression without putting too much strain on the muscles. The level of compression that is offered by these shorts ensures that there is improved blood flow to the muscles and enough muscle support. The material of the Under Armour Men's UA Heatgear Armour Compression Shorts is very elastic allowing you to stretch and train without the fear of ripping your shorts. The smooth chafe-free flatlock seams do a really good job of holding the shorts together. They also do a good job of ensuring that there is no chaffing even if you wear these shorts for long session of play. The Under Armour Men's UA Heatgear Armour Compression Shorts also have anti-odour properties. These properties eliminate odors and ensure that the shorts remain hygienic during and after play. The material is also very well ventilated to ensure that you remain as cool and dry during play an training as you ought to be. The moisture transport system that comes with these shorts also does a really good job of wicking moisture away. The Under Armour Men's UA Heatgear Armour Compression Shorts are light enough for long periods of play. They also hold on really well during play and do not ride up or down even under intense play.
    Price7
    Compression7
    Comfort6.5
    Durability6.5
    Muscle support7
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    Pros
    • They are made out of elastic material to ensure that you can stretch in all directions and keep playing without ripping your shorts
    • Do a really good job of supporting the muscles
    • They help reduce soreness and muscle fatigue
    • These shorts are both durable and comfortable
    • No chaffing with the seams
      Cons
    • They fit a bit too tightly for our comfort
    • Summary
      We end this list of the best football compression shorts with the Shock Doctor Boys Power Compression Short. This short features a rather unique waist band. This waistband is elastic enough so as to hold the shorts in place without being too tight. The waistband introduces us to the rest of the elastic nature of the short. The material of the rest of the shorts is a 4-way elastic material to ensure that you can stretch in all directions and keep playing without ripping your shorts. The Shock Doctor Boys Power Compression Short conforms to the shape and form of your body to ensure that the fit is as snug as possible. The Shock Doctor Boys Power Compression Short do a really good job of supporting the muscles as well as improving the flow of blood to the muscles. In addition to that, we found reduced soreness and muscle fatigue after playing in these shorts for some time. The seams of the Shock Doctor Boys Power Compression Short are flat lock seams. There do a really good job of ensuring that the shorts are not only durable and comfortable but that they stretch in any and all ways you may need them to. The Shock Doctor Boys Power Compression Short also come with a wraparound X-FIT cup system. The cup is fully vented for improved air flow and is padded for extra comfort. All this short wants is for you to love it and remain safe during games and training sessions.
      Price7
      Compression6.5
      Comfort6
      Durability6
      Muscle support6.5
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      About the Author

      About the Author: My name is Nicholas Young. I am a twenty-five year old freelancer living in Johnson City of Tennessee. As you might have guessed by now, I find meaning to my life from American football. .

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