Top positive review
I'd buy the Neleus again and would highly recommend it to others.
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2020
I’ve owned compression shorts from different companies. The one thing that I realized is that the size (small, medium, large, extra large), the fit and the cut are different from brand to brand. I also discovered that some compression shorts (e.g., Easton) are designed to be worn with a cup. If you’re NOT wearing a cup, the crotch area is very loose and your “junk” is flopping.
The biggest concern I had about ordering was the size. I am 5’6”, 160 lbs., with a waist band size between 31-32 inches. In most brands, I am a MEDIUM, but the measurement chart for the Neleus recommended a size SMALL (waist 30-32). I ordered a SMALL and it was a perfect fit. Its 9-inch inseam is about 1-2 inches above my knee.
The compression is tight, but not too tight. The fabric material is stretchy and is comfortable to the skin.
I wear this under my gym shorts when I exercise. I’ve also worn this under my wetsuit and swim trunks when I kayak, paddle board or surf. It’s comfortable enough to wear as a casual underpants, but the lack of a fly means that you’re going to have to drop your pants to urinate.
The Neleus has two small pockets. I haven’t used them yet but they’re only useful for carrying paper money and a driver’s license.
I’m not yet sure of the durability of the Neleus. Given the low price, I think I will get my money’s worth if the Neleus last one-year. To prolong its life, I recommend washing the Neleus in cold water and hang dry. Hot water and a hot dryer are the destroyers of the synthetic materials used in the Neleus.
Overall, I’m very happy with my purchase of the Neleus. I’d buy it again and highly recommend it to others.