Gear Review: Virus Compression Pants
No-Gi season is upon us! Which means time to shed the gis and rock out with our spats out. But what's more exhausting and infuriating than finding a nice pair of jeans that fit? Finding a nice pair of spats that fit... and don't sag off your bum... and perform well during training... and don't fall apart... and... the list goes on.
Fear no more! Here at Fighters Market, we have the opportunity to test out the best gis and gear in the business... and we've found a brand that delivers some of the best spats we've seen yet. Introducing Virus.
Virus caters to a wide variety of athletic sports. If you haven't been living under a rock lately, you've probably noticed that they've been taking over the Crossfit world, has infiltrated the martial arts world, and is worn by some of the best athletes in the jiu jitsu world.
For a reason.
Virus puts out a lot of great stuff, but we thought we'd focus on their compression pants, seeing as spats are the most difficult pieces of athletic apparel to get right. In particular, we suggest you check out their Stay Cool Compression Pants, available in both men's and women's cuts.
First of all, Virus' Stay Cool series compression pants are made from some seriously high-tech material. Made with their patented CoolJade™ fabric, which is infused with recycled jade material, these spats are designed to wick away excess moisture and provide a cooling effect against your skin... which is really nice during a high energy activity such as jiu jitsu. Secondly, Virus' compression pants provide just the right amount of compression - not too tight, not too loose - which helps reduce inflammation and keep your muscles feeling energized.
And finally, we can't say enough about the cut! The brains behind Virus have to be performance athletes themselves, because man do these things fit nicely. Both the men's and women's cuts feature an ergonomic design, which shapes to your body and stays put, no matter what crazy inverted position you might be doing. With nice wide waistbands and seams in strategic places (i.e. NOT straight down the middle, which has the uncomfortable tendency cut into your most delicate bits and pieces), they don't ride up... or down.
Don't believe us? Take a chance and buy a pair. They might not be the cheapest spats in the market... but sometimes you get what you pay for, and spats aren't a piece of equipment we take any chances on.
Train on. Oss.