Compression Shorts and Sports Underwear Buyer's Guide
Professional and recreational athletes often wear compression shorts to prevent and treat groin injuries, hip injuries or hamstring injuries. Athletes also find padded shorts particularly useful to protect the groin, hip and thigh in cold weather and when playing contact sports. It is important that all sports. underwear, including thermal wear, is comfortable so that it helps you to perform at your best in your chosen sport.
Our Buyer's Guide will help you to choose the best shorts and underwear for your needs.
Compression shorts are designed to provide therapeutic heat and compression to the thighs, pelvis and groin area. Compression shorts are made from material such as Neoprene or Lycra, which stretches equally in every direction, applying even compression throughout the area covered. The application of therapeutic heat and compression has been shown to provide support and stability to muscles, joints and ligaments, to improve your blood flow, to accelerate the healing process and to stimulate lymphatic drainage, giving you faster recovery from intensive exercise.
Neoprene compression shorts are thicker than Lycra compression shorts and provide extra therapeutic heat and greater levels of support to the thigh, hamstrings and groin, preventing and treating the symptoms of general muscle strains, plus injuries such as Osteitis Pubis, Pubalgia, Sports Hernia and Gilmore's Groin.
Coretection Shorts are top-of-the-range compression shorts that feature a 'Core Activation System' - a series of strengthened bands, which target extra support to vulnerable areas. Coretection Compression Shorts are ideal for preventing and relieving the symptoms of Osteitis Pubis, Pubalgia, Gilmore's Groin, Sports Hernia, Hamstring, Groin and Thigh injuries during sports.
Padded Shorts have all the features of compression shorts, with the added benefit of extra padding to give better protection from impact. Modern padded shorts are lightweight and cool compared to more old-fashioned shorts that are bulky and uncomfortable. Compression shorts and padded shorts provide firm support and therapeutic heat to the thigh, groin and pelvis area, increasing flexibility, preventing muscle and ligament strains and promoting speedier recovery from intensive exercise. The layer of Hexpad material in the hip and thigh area of padded shorts brings particular benefit to skiers, snowboarders and goal keepers, cushioning the impact of slides and falls.
Thermal tops and thermal leggings are made from a fabric that retains body heat in cold conditions, making them ideal for running and other sports during the winter months, and as a thermal base layer when you are skiing or snowboarding. Because they retain body heat and conform to the contours of your body, thermal garments provide support to your muscles, improve your sporting performance and reduce the risk of injury. The thermal fabric's moisture management technology wicks moisture away from your skin and allows it to evaporate, keeping you warm and dry in winter, cool and dry in summer.
Thuasne Sports' Bras are designed to prevent breast pain during exercise, a common problem for women who take part in exercise and sporting activities. Made from a microfibre material, with no fastenings and a seamless lining, these sports' bras are amazingly light and comfortable. The top strap across the bust of the Thuasne Sports. Bra minimises the movement of breast tissue - the usual source of breast pain - while providing maximum support. Wearing a Thuasne Sports' Bra you can be confident that you can exercise and take part in your chosen sport without suffering breast pain.
Our ladies' sports' briefs are incredibly thin and comfortable, with flat seams and a high cut, designed to reduce chafing and discomfort to a minimum. The men's briefs feature a soft, comfortable genital cup, supported by a wide elasticated waist band that prevents unwanted movement during exercise and sporting activities. Both the ladies' and the men's briefs are the most comfortable and effective underwear available - whatever your sport.