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Old 05-20-2015, 08:26 AM   #1
Chad Duncan
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Default Compression tights...

i am curious, when shopping for compression tights, i only seem to find ones that say "base layer"... is there something else i should be searching for? also, do you wear compression briefs under them? male here btw....
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Old 10-10-2015, 05:58 AM   #2
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Brands like Virus and Skins are thick enough to wear without extra layers. Under Armour is very thin, not always recommended.
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Old 10-10-2015, 12:00 PM   #3
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Default Compression tights and shorts

I'm definitely no expert on clothing (of any type) but my sense is that manufacturers of compression tights and shorts have "base layer" as intent. Nonetheless, one can use them for other things like weightlifting.

I wear compression shorts and tights while training. I buy the cheapest I can find, which I assume are among the thinnest you can find. They all work fine for me. Heavier material might last longer, but my habit is to buy training clothes each year. I have yet to throw out any in the two years I have been using them

I train in my garage. In the winter it gets down to freezing in my gym. Occasionally I have to wear gloves, but the rest of me is fine.

Compression briefs under compression tights? Makes no sense to me.
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:41 PM   #4
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I'm definitely no expert on clothing (of any type) but my sense is that manufacturers of compression tights and shorts have "base layer" as intent. Nonetheless, one can use them for other things like weightlifting.

I wear compression shorts and tights while training. I buy the cheapest I can find, which I assume are among the thinnest you can find. They all work fine for me. Heavier material might last longer, but my habit is to buy training clothes each year. I have yet to throw out any in the two years I have been using them

I train in my garage. In the winter it gets down to freezing in my gym. Occasionally I have to wear gloves, but the rest of me is fine.

Compression briefs under compression tights? Makes no sense to me.
Virus can be worn fine by itself, even says so in the product descriptions. Love my virus wear.
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