Disclaimer: Equmen sent me these product samples to reviewhowever I am under no obligation to do so nor to make the review positive. This review reflects my personal opinion about these products.
When I was in Vegas last year I had a $200 haircut. For those of you who know methat's pretty funny. It's not like I have any hair. So what does a guy who normally cuts his own hair with an electric clipper set to the lowest setting get for $200? Well it did include a shavenew-age musicoilhot stonesheck I forget everything it included. But suffice it to say a $200 haircut is overkill for a guy like me.
I sort of feel the same way about the Equmen undergarments I am writing about here. These things are bad ass. And by that I mean they are meant for athletes who need to wear compression tights to gain an edgenot a fat old couch potato like me.
Or are they? Read on!
As I've written about before I sometimes let product reviews pile up before I get around to thembut when I got the package from Equmen I pretty much set out to try them out right away. So one day this week when I was getting ready for work I started by putting on a new pair of Equmen Precision Underwear Trunks. The picture here is pretty accurate for how it looked on meI think.
I was given size XXLwhich is the largest size they make – meant for waist sizes 39-42 – so I was thinking they might be way too tight for mebut they really weren't. As you might expect from clothing made of polyesternylon and spandex these had a lot of give. Which was a good thing. I'm used to baggy boxers and it's been many years since I wore tight briefsbut these were a unique experience for me.
And they felt really good. Slipping my dress pants on I just had a different feeling than I normally would with the cotton boxers. I really did feel trimmerand my pants just slid on.
Here is a bit of the marketing speak for the product description:
High-performance trunks designed with HELIX-MAPPING athletic support technology. Seamless body enhancing fit supports gluteal muscles for improved body mechanics. Ventilatedprecision-fit pouch and moisture-wicking fabric for ultimate comfort.
All in allI was very pleased with the underwear and they are for sure going in the underwear drawer. At $52 a pairthese might not be for everyone but if you have the cash I would take a look.
The other item I got to try was the Equmen Core Precision Undershirt. This thing scared me when I took it out of the box. Despite being the largest size they makeXLit was tiny. I mean reallyreally small. Like about the size of an infant onesie. Yes it had a lot of stretch just like the underwear but whoa nelly it took some work to put on. Once I had it in position I felt like a stuffed sausage ready to burst out of it's skin. I knew it would be about 12 hours before I would be able to take it off so for a moment I thought I had better take it off but I ended up deciding to jump in with both feet and give it a go.
I found a couple of real benefits to wearing this super-girdle like undershirt. Firstno t-shirt riding up. This things gets into place and it stays in place. SecondI definitely felt trimmer. Considering that it was pressing all my fat into my insides that isn't surprising. I didn't do much activity throughout the day but I would say it stayed feeling pretty comfortable once I got used to it.
Here someone does a better job than I extolling it's benefits:
Engineered with HELIX-MAPPING™technologythe CORE PRECISION™UNDERSHIRT builds-in physiotherapy taping techniques to sculpttone and improve body mechanics. With seamless stitching and targeted ventilationthey fit like a second skindelivering the ultimate fusion of fashion and function. Ideal for tailoring your body under clothes to providing everyday ergonomic support to improving form during sport.
In addition to the v-neck which I tried it also comes in long sleeve and tank top varieties – all of which retail for $99 each. Againthese are not made for those of us who like to buy a 10-pack of tidy whities at Sam's Club every once in a while. This is serious stuff. For $10 more you can get Extra-High compression. Extra-high? WowI can't even imagine.
All in all I was very impressed with the quality of the Equmen Precision Underwear and Undershirt that I was able to try out. If you have the money to pay for good quality and you could benefit from the support you get from these then I say "go for it!"
Check out this list of fitness gadgets John is Fit readers have been buying this quarter.