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Compression Shorts Thread 2.0
Last Post 18 Sep 2017 08:05 AM by MrMcFly. 3 Replies.
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12 Sep 2017 06:32 PM
    I hate to revive a topic that is already on here, but the other thread gave conflicting information.

    I'm shipping out to DEPOT on Oct 1, and like any great hockey player I have decently big thighs.  When I run or play hockey I wear 9" compression shorts. During my everyday life I wear 6" compression shorts. The helmsman in my hand says I can bring 4" inseam BLACK compression shorts.  Now 4" isn't even going to reach the spot where my thighs touch (74cm tall).  I've seen a couple videos where recently graduated coasties show some clearly 6" inseam black compression shorts that they brought.

    Does anyone have recent experience with this subject?  Can I wear compression shorts all the time, as I don't plan on ever wearing tighty whiteys?  I'd like to just bring 6-9 pairs (as described in the helmsman) of compression shorts. I feel pretty good that this is my one main worry, but when there is a lot of activity I want to be as comfortable as I can given the circumstances, otherwise I may end up in medical over critical levels of chaffing

    Anyway, any recent experience is appreciated.

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    17 Sep 2017 07:12 PM
    You can wear compression shorts, but 9" will most likely be too long. I am pretty sure 6" was fine, but any more than that you will definitely see it under the PT shorts. If you bring something that is out of regs, they will tell you to throw it away. If that happens, you would be left with nothing to wear, so I would suggest also bringing a few pairs of regular WHITE boxer shorts just in case. Hope that helps a little bit!
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    18 Sep 2017 05:50 AM
    The CCs wont make you throw things away. Theyll be secured until you graduate. When I went to DEPOT a few years ago I went out of my way to buy white underwear, which I hated. The lead CC didnt care if you wore regular underwear or compression shorts. Like USCG1927 said, youre best bet is to bring a mixture of underwar so that you are safe. Besides, youll be so worried about other things that the last thing youll be concerned during DEPOT is underwear!
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    18 Sep 2017 08:05 AM
    I found some decent pairs of shorts at Marshall's for super cheap.
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