Inexpensive Compression Undershirts?

December 9, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More

For those of you looking for athletic moisture wicking compression shirts (i.e. non-slimming like under armour) that won’t break your pocket book, here are some product finds that you might find interesting.

Hi Tug,

Love your site and I’m hoping you can point me in the right direction for a questions I have.

I recently purchased some compression shirts for exercise from Target (http://www.target.com/p/c9-by-champion-men-s-power-core-compression-shirt-assorted-colors/-/A-11178046) and I love them. So much so that I want to switch from cotton undershirts to them. However, I had two problems with the C9 shirts.

1. The logo shows through light-colored dress shirts.

2. The $15+ price tag is a little more than I want to spend on an undershirt.

I love the polyester/spandex blend of the shirts. Is there a good quality undershirt with similar construction? Is it possible to find this type of shirt for $10 or less?

Thanks! Nick

Affordable Compression Shirts

My response…

heya nick!

my sincerest apologies for not getting back to you sooner, but my inbox gets full pretty quickly and sometimes (like in your case) an email slips through the cracks.

Eastbay EVAPOR Compression Crew - Men's

Eastbay EVAPOR Compression Crew – Men’s

off hand, i’m not sure of these shirt’s price points, but i know they offer compression or moisture wicking:

  1. check out some of the items from tactical 5.11 (http://www.511tactical.com, or http://www.lapolicegear.com/)
  2. evapor compression t-shirt from eastbay ($11.99/per on sale) – looks like a good find! http://www.amazon.com/Eastbay-EVAPOR-Compression-Crew-Yellow-Gold/dp/B003A6XOVS or on the company’s website directly.
  3. not compression, but the moisture wicking undershirt from campbellsville apparel is really nice (http://www.camapp.com/productDetails.php?id=1)
  4. coolclothingusa.com has some non-branded compression shirts, but they might be out of your price range
  5. walmart has a starter compression tee that’s pretty cheap, but there is a little logo on the chest
  6. badger makes a good compression undershirt, i have one and it’s pretty nice and no prominent logos (http://www.amazon.com/Badger-Performance-Sleeve-Compression-T-Shirt/dp/B003OBWQIG)
  7. new balance also offers some compression t-shirts with minimal branding

i’m pretty sure one of the above items should work out for you, so take a look at the above suggestions and let me know if you find something you like. also, if you wind up buying one or more of the above items, email me back and let me know what you think about them. ok?

Do you know of any others?

If so, tell me about them in the comments section below.

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  1. Saad Khan says:

    Dear Sir

    It is our privileged to introduce DeerBorn as one of the leading manufacturer and exporter of quality products in Pakistan since 1992.
    We are producing a wide variety of compression products to cater the demands of valued customers;

    # Compression Clothing

    The compression products are being exported to the leading global brands clubs teams , who are fully satisfied with the quality and services being supplied by us. We have complete in house arrangements to develop the customized designs of customers based on their given designs / artwork.

    Furthermore, we always encourage our valued customers to place orders on us in any quantities; however, the Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) would help at both ends to minimize the cost of production as well as shipping and handling cost at the destination.
    We invite you to please visit our website: http://www.dbind.us to have an overview of the products range being produced by us enabling you to select the desired style / design of the products appropriate for your market.

    If you are interested to have some samples please feel free to contact us and we would be pleased to offer you the same.

    We hope you would find our products interesting and would favor us with your valued orders.
    Thank you and look forward to your response and building of healthy and long lasting business relationship between our two organizations.

    Best regards,
    Saad Rasheed Khan
    Marketing Director
    DeerBorn Industries
    6 KM Daska Road Addha Sialkot Pakistan 51310
    E-Mail sales@dbind.us
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