Men's 1/2 Compression Short

Men's 1/2 Compression Short


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The 2XU Compression 1/2 Short is a discreet base layer Short which can be worn under uniforms and competition gear. Breathable and light weight with powerful muscle support. A popular piece worn under shorts during ball games and on competition day.


  • Reduced fatigue through less muscle oscillation
  • Reduced muscle soreness
  • Reduced long-term overuse injuries
  • Greater power output
  • Greater oxygenation of blood for faster recovery
  • Heightened proprioception – awareness of limb placement for agility


Standard Compression Shorts - PWX FLEX fabric to deliver optimal flexibility and movement to hamstring, abductors + glutes + quads.

Elite Compression Shorts - PWX FLEX fabric combined with PWX WEIGHT fabric in the front and back panels for additional support to the hamstrings, abductors, glutes and quads.

Delivery Information

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Receive Free Registered Post (Ground) Shipping within the United States for all online orders over $100.  We reserve the right to end or change this free shipping offer at any time. This promotion does not apply to any 2XU custom products.


Note: 2XU USA only ships to customers with a billing and shipping address in the United States.


Orders are delivered via U.S.P.S., UPS, or Fed Ex and your signature may be required to accept registered goods. Goods will be delivered during normal business hours and can be delivered to P.O. Boxes. Goods delivered within the U.S.A will take three to seven working days.

Note: 2XU takes no responsibility for lost orders if customers provide incorrect address details. 

Care Instructions

2XU Compression garments require careful washing to protect the fabric and enhance its performance life. All 2XU Compression garments are engineered from powerful, technical and durable fabrics featuring world-class INVISTA LYCRA® fibre.

That said, even world-leading fabrics have product lives. To ensure your 2XU Compression garments deliver optimal performance and durability, we recommend you take the following steps:

  • Rinse in clean, cold water after a workout or swimming - sweat and chlorine will accelerate the degeneration of elastane
  • Hand wash in cold water is recommended. If using a machine, select a cold water setting for delicates.
  • Use a mild detergent - strong detergents can accelerate the degeneration of elastane
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not iron
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not dry in direct sunlight.


  • The PWX FLEX fabric delivers optimum power and flexibility to protect the abductor and glute muscles.
  • Drawstring waistband for an adjustable, secure fit.
  • Internal key pocket for essentials.
  • Flatlock seams to reduce chafe for greater comfort.
  • Powerful Invista LYCRA® for exceptional fit, support and recovery.
  • High filament yarns for dryness – wicks sweat from the skin to the fabric exterior.
  • Antibacterial and UPF50+ sun protection.

How should my 2XU Compression garments fit?

Your 2XU Compression garment should fit the body snugly and firmly without uncomfortably ‘cutting in’ to the body. If this is the case, you should review your size choice.

For upper body garments, a free range of movement in the shoulders is essential, as is comfort in the underarms.

For specific sizing, please refer to ourᅠSize Chart below, taking into consideration that if you’re near the borderline for sizes or you wish to wear your compression garment primarily for recovery purposes, be sure to choose the smaller size where possible.

You will also find some helpful fit-related information in theᅠFAQᅠsection of the website.


PWX technology utilises 2 unique fabrics; PWX Compression and 105D/K. Each fabric contains the following product enhancing features:


  1. Superior grade circular knit for 360º stretch + unsurpassed power

  2. Highest grade elastane yarns with invista lycra®

  3. Antibacterial + moisture wicking

  4. UPF 50+ sun protection

  5. Flat Lock stitching for maximum comfort.

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  • tom w

    These are great. I run with them and then jump right in the water for a swim. They feel thick enough for an outer layer but not too thick for underware. They do dry somewhat quick too. I'm 6'2", 165# and the mediums fit good, maybe just a slight bit less compression than the full tights but I may be thinner on my lower half. They don't ride up, while swimming I did like tie to keep the waistband snug. I tried them once indoor climbing underneath pants and that may be too many layers under a climbing harness.
  • Frank

    Borrowed a pair from my friend and did a few different length runs. I tried the traditional length and these shorter ones. Both were comfortable but at the end if I had to choose these provided the right amount of support without me having to adjust throughout the run.
  • skifast

    The shorts fit exactly as advertised. I wasn't sure how much compression they would offer, and I was happy to find out that it's not too much. In other words, no problem wearing these shorts for prolonged periods of time or worrying about areas. I'm 6'2" and though these don't reach over the thickest part of my thighs, they don't ride up.
  • Jeff

    I bought the shorts to help me stay pain free while playing golf walking the course. These shorts have kept me pain free. I can walk 18 holes and swing the club just as well on the 18th hole as I could on the 1st.
  • EdNYC

    I was concerned over the length of these 1/2 shorts as possibly being too short. As a guy who's 5'9" some of the other brans seem to be higher waisted and down to my knees. As we know, some have leg openings that are too tight. These were not an issue with these shorts. They're about a 7 inch inseam and the leg openings are just right. The compression isn't too tight and might be considered not tight enough by some...I find them perfect.
  • LeftyPro

    For several months I have been restricted by - and have experienced soreness and discomfort from - a pretty severe groin pull which I suffered from slipping on a clay court. I had been wrapping an ace bandage for support. I ordered two pair of the 1/2 compression shorts and I am impressed. The shorts provide good support and stability while on the court and help improve recovery post activity...instructing and playing.
  • Tom

    Received my 1/2 compression shorts. Great fit and support. Very comfortable.
    Service was prompt.
    Would most certainly recommend to others.

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