By Osgon, guest writer

The author purchased this item for review.

Rating: 10/10

  • Daily Fit: 10/10
  • Sizing: 10/10
  • Construction: 10/10
  • Styling: 10/10
  • Daily Performance: 10/10


  • Uber masculine gray camouflage pattern
  • Pouch has tiny holes allowing air to circulate around your crotch
  • Pouch has tiny holes allowing air to circulate around your crotch
  • Stretchy fabric wicks away moisture; no chafing
  • Legs stay put without riding up


  • Color selection limited to choosing a black, gray, or white waistband.

Osgon’s Recommendation: This workout wear will take anything you can give it.

You might not be familiar with Fort Troff. They primarily market sex toys to the gay market. However, Fort Troff makes incredible workout gear worth checking out.

Short backstory: Several years ago, Fort Troff went to the same factory that makes Under Armour compression shorts and asked it to manufacture compression shorts for Fort Troff. Fort Troff then tinkered with the fit and design. The result? Compression shorts that are even better than those made by Under Armour.

Fort Troff achieved perfection by modifying the compression short’s pouch in two ways. First, Fort Troff’s compression shorts have a three-dimensional pouch that cradles (rather than squishes) the meat and potatoes. Hurrah! Second, Fort Troff added small holes that help circulate air around your crotch during your work out. Everything stays nice and dry.

I own compression shorts from both Under Armor & Fort Troff. Fort Troff’s fabric (84% polyester, 16% spandex) has the same density and strength as Under Armour gear, and the FT shorts will last for years. (The FT fabric is also far superior to Nike’s wimpy-thin “combat” compression shorts.)

I’ve now tested the FT shorts over several months through some pretty brutal workouts (weights + HIIT/cardio, 75-120 minutes). Afterward, I throw ‘em in the wash and let them air dry. My shorts still look brand new and fit great. If there’s a better compression short out there, I haven’t found it.

I’ll never buy any other brand of compression shorts for working out, regardless of the price. Fort Troff’s shorts are that good.

  • BRAND: Fort Troff
  • PAIR: Camo Sport Trunk
  • COLOR: Grey (also available with white & black waistbands)
  • PRICE (without discounts): $28 for one, $65 for 3-pack

Osgon is a certified fitness instructor living in the Dallas, Texas, area.

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