These Clinch Gear compression shorts are different from a lot of compression shorts. While most compression shorts are designed primarily as underwear, these are clearly designed as outerwear. They are a single layer, but a somewhat thicker material. They feel more substantial and durable, though still cool and moisture-wicking. The waistband is of the same material as the rest of the shorts, but has an internal band to provide stiffness, and a drawstring. The legs have silicone grippers that prevent them from riding up. The seams are on the sides, rather than running across the front and back, but the front still feels “rounder” and provides some support. They are a bit looser in the crotch and front, which allows them to comfortably accommodate a cup for MMA or no-gi submission grappling. Nevertheless, they are also suitable for general use as outerwear for other athletic activities.