I have two pair of running capris and I guess they make my legs and rear-end look FABULOUS or something because I get asked all the time “where did you get those compression capris?”

Well two answers:
1. A friend gave them to me
2. They aren’t “compression”… I mean they are tight… is that what they mean?

We hear the word “compression” a lot and I’m learning there are different types of compression for different purposes.  I wear my compression calf sleeves when running to promote blood flow back up to my heart…. and I then there is compression that helps support your muscles.

I never thought much about compression for muscle support – I do know that when I wore my capris (which were skin tight) my legs did feel more supported… so when I was offered to try a pair of Aspaeris Pivot Shorts which featured TWO layers of compression I was SO all over that!!!

I was headed out for a run when my hubby brought in the mail and there they were!!  The shorts had arrived so I rushed back to put them on and I SWEAR when I say my hips and quads felt spring loaded!!  I mentioned this in my calf sleeve review but I just can’t even describe the feeling!!!  My legs literally felt like they wanted to move on their own.  It was the weirdest BEST feeling in the world.  I was kinda dreading the run before – but with my new gear (and new “automatic” legs) I was anxious to get out there.

I DOUBLE swear that I had one  of the best runs in a long time!!! My thighs and hips just seemed to GO.  I don’t rant and rave over stuff I don’t care much for… I’ll highlight the pros and cons – but S-W-E-A-R (get the point??) when I say these things are the freakin BOMB!!!!

I was still dripping sweat from the run and was so excited I couldn’t wait to email them.  This is what I wrote to the company because I was so pumped:

…I ran to put them on and OMG I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Super soft -when I put them on I swear my legs felt motorized or something – like they were moving on their own – it was the weirdest coolest thing!!!!   I just ran 18 miles on Sat and my hammys and hips were sore so I planned on an easy run today – but my legs, quads, hips whatever felt AMAZING and my typical 9:30-9:45 pace run turned into an 8:41pace with negative splits!  BOOM!!!!   Yes, I will be a HUGE endorsement for you – looooooooooove them!!  I wont lie – I was thinking they would be good – but not THIS GREAT!

Ok so this is what I LOOOOOOOOOOVE about them:

  • They are insanely soft.  Like seriously – not itchy or stiff at all – almost freakishly soft.
  • The waistband does NOT bind at ALL!!!! I can’t stand “muffin top” and even though I’m relatively small, my stomach is “soft” and I can’t stand when shorts give the dreaded love-handle look. – the waist band is very soft and flexible and not like panty hose where the band is SOOOO much tighter than the rest and you get this ugly skin hang over thing.
  • There are 2 layers and the under layer compresses tighter than the top so the look is smooth!  Yes, I’m dimply, but I can’t see my own dimples in these :)
  • They are cute!  Yes, they look like regular ole bike short things – nothing freaky looking, just perfect to wear under shorts or a running skirt.
  • They come in 4 colors (although I stuck with classic slimming black ;) )
  • And then of course the way they make your legs feel… Ugh I wish I could just put them on you to show you!!!
  • Size chart is spot on!  I’m a 36″ hips/28″ waist and ordered a medium – they fit like a dream!

Now here is some more info on the technical stuff that I can’t say better than copy/pasting it off their site:

Aspaeris Pivot Shorts™ are actually two pairs of shorts bonded together. The Outer Short is a high performance compression short designed to support your muscles. The Inner Short features our breakthrough, Dual Sensory Compression Bands™.

These cross-knit bands guide your muscles into the proper position, thereby improving your pivot performance, which helps prevent ACL and hip injuries.

So you want to try some??? Guess what – we are GIVING AWAY A PAIR!!!!!!!
Don’t forget to leave a SEPARATE comment for each that you do!
Winner will be selected June 29th, 2012

  1. Tell us if you’ve ever worn compression SHORTS before
  2. Visit the Aspaeris website (http://aspaerispivotshorts.com) and pin these awesome morsels of goodness on pinterest. Come back here and tell us you did.
  3. Check out their facebook page for Aspaeris Pivot Shorts and “like” them and come tell us you did.  If you want to – tell them Moms RUN This Town sent you ;)
  4. Tweet your excitement about the giveaway: “I’d LOVE to try Aspareis Pivot Compression Shorts from @AspaerisPivot via @momsrunthistown!!”
    Be sure to follow them too! https://twitter.com/aspaerispivot
  5. Share this giveaway on facebook and/or twitter using the share button below the post. Come back and leave a comment for each one you do.

Or if you can’t wait for the giveaway – go buy a pair now and use code “MOMSRUN20” for $20 off a pair!!!!  THAT’S A SWEET DEAL!!
Coupon code good through 7/31/12

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101 Responses to Aspaeris Pivot Shorts Review & Giveaway

  1. Katie says:

    I have not worn compression shorts before. I have worn tight shorts to prevent chub rub but that’s it. I’d love to try though!

  2. Kirsten says:

    I shared on facebook!

  3. Kirsten says:

    I tweeted!!

  4. Lindsay potts says:

    Ive never worn compression shorts, but interested in giving them a try.

  5. Kirsten says:

    I pinned!!!

  6. Lindsay potts says:

    I liked their Facebook page :)

  7. Kirsten says:

    I love compression shorts! I have only ever tried Under Armour ones but I can’t run without them!

  8. Kirsten says:

    I liked them on facebook!

  9. Karen Morris says:

    I shared fb and tweeted

  10. Karen Morris says:

    Tweet and Facebook

  11. Katie says:

    I’ve worn compression shorts but they weren’t quite my thing…looked cute though!

  12. Jessica T says:

    Never have tried compression shorts, but would like to try then some day.

  13. Jessica T says:

    Re-pinned on Pinterest

  14. Frydel says:

    Liked on facebook.

  15. Frydel says:

    Tried compression pants.

  16. Frydel says:

    Shared in Facebook

  17. Lindsay Potts says:

    I shared on Facebook

  18. Camilla says:

    1. Yes I have worn compression shorts / capris
    2. Pinned
    3. Liked and let them know Moms RUN This Town sent me.
    4. Tweeted and followed
    5. Shared on FB

  19. Jen says:

    Liked on FB

  20. Joyce Bee says:

    I’ve never worn compression shorts but after reading your review I want a pair! I don’t normally enter these contests that are SO time consuming, but here I go!

  21. Joyce Bee says:

    “Liked” thier FB!

  22. Joyce Bee says:

    “Pinned” ’em!

  23. Joyce Bee says:

    “Shared” it!

  24. Carmen East says:


  25. Naomi says:

    I love my compression shorts, but think I want to try these now!

  26. Naomi says:

    I love my compressions shorts, but now want to try these.

  27. Naomi says:

    Pinned them!!

  28. Naomi says:

    Liked them on Facebook

  29. Naomi says:

    Shared the contest on Facebook

  30. Jennifer says:

    I have compression calf sleeves (that I love), but have never worn compression shorts. I would love to try these!

    I “pinned” these shorts:)

    I liked their facebook page

  31. Krista Morin says:

    I have never worn compression shorts but really want to try them after reading the review.

  32. Krista Morin says:

    Liked them on facebook!

  33. Krista Morin says:

    Shared on facebook

  34. Jessica T says:

    Already liked them on Facebook.

  35. Jessica T says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  36. Julie Franklin says:

    Never worn compression, but these look very nice…want to try them out.

  37. Julie Franklin says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  38. Laurel C says:

    I’ve never worn them before, but I LOVE my compression socks and calf sleeves, so I know I would love shorts!

  39. Laurel C says:

    I like their Facebook page!

  40. Jane Wallace says:

    I’ve been researching compression shorts because I have IT band issues and would love the muscle support. I plan to buy a pair soon!

  41. Jane Wallace says:

    I pinned the shorts!

  42. Jane Wallace says:

    tweet, tweet!

  43. Jane Wallace says:

    I shared on twitter!

  44. Jane Wallace says:

    I liked their facebook page and left a comment :)

  45. marie says:

    I love compression shorts…only thing I run in. I don’t have regular running shorts thighs so I need the chafing and jiggle protection! Would love to try a pair of Aspaeris’, they sound heavenly!

  46. marie says:

    Liked this page on FB!

  47. marie says:

    Rather I liked their (Aspaeris Pivot Shorts’) page on FB and SHARED your review page!

  48. Tammy H. says:

    I liked them on FB!

  49. Tyson says:

    I have never worn compression shorts. Ever. They intimidate me.

  50. Tyson says:

    Pinned! Gear I want…more like Gear I need!

  51. Tammy H. says:

    I pinned them to my Running board on Pinterest!

  52. Tyson says:

    Liked on facebook!

  53. Tyson says:

    Shared on Facebook!

  54. Anne says:

    I’m addicted to my compression calf sleeves. Haven’t done shorts yet, but would like to!

  55. Anne says:

    Liked on facebook!

  56. Anne says:

    Shared on facebook!

  57. Theresa E. says:

    no I have not worn compression shorts

  58. Theresa E. says:

    shared on Facebook

  59. Jacy says:

    I’ve worn compression shorts before, but didn’t like them at first. I’ve bought a few pairs of shorts that claim they are compression, but they don’t really feel like it. I am interested in these because I have both hip and knee issues and would like to see if they help them at all! If so, I am going to buy multiple pairs!

    How long does the discount code last?

  60. Emily says:

    I have not worn compression shorts before.

  61. Jacy says:

    I liked Aspaeris Pivot Shorts on Facebook!

  62. Jacy says:

    Pinned on Pinterest!

  63. Emily says:

    Liked them on facebook!

  64. Jacy says:

    Tweeted too! :) @missfourtune

  65. Emily says:

    Shared on facebook.

  66. Amy says:

    I “liked” them on Facebook. I love wearing compression shorts, so hope I win!

  67. Alicia says:

    I have never worn compression shorts before

  68. Alicia says:


  69. Alicia says:

    Liked them on facebook!

  70. Alicia says:

    tweeted the excitment!

  71. Alicia says:

    shared on facebook

    • pamburrus says:

      CONGRATS ALICIA! YOU WON!!! Email us at info@momsrunthistown with your mailing address, size and color you want and we will get them shipped out to you!!!

  72. Alicia says:

    shared on twitter

  73. Lizzie says:

    I have never worn compression shorts but I would like to try a pair!

  74. Lizzie says:

    I liked them on facebook!

  75. Bree says:

    Pinned them! I’ve been trying to figure out a new running outfit that’s more flattering. I’m thinking these under a Ruu-Muu!

  76. Theresa Farmer says:

    Liked on fb!

  77. Lori says:

    I liked them on FB!

  78. Melanie says:

    Hello! I have never worn compression shorts but I really want to try them! I love my compression socks!

  79. Melanie says:

    I “liked” the aspaeris page

  80. Melanie says:


  81. Melanie says:

    shared on Fb

  82. Melanie says:

    shared on twitter!

  83. Denise P. says:

    Yes I have worn compression shorts. I own 2 pairs of Pivot shorts. I love them for running and can’t wait to wear them in my new adult softball league.

  84. Shannon says:

    I have worn compression shorts before, but I don’t have a pair I LOVE for running. I am sure I would LOVE these. :)

  85. Denise P. says:

    I like Aspaeris on Facebook. (that’s how I found you)

  86. Shannon says:

    Already like Aspaeris on Facebook!

  87. Shannon says:

    Tweeted and followed on Twitter.

  88. Shannon says:

    Shared via Twitter….

  89. Shannon says:

    Shared on Facebook.

  90. Denise P. says:

    I shared this post/giveaway via a tweet.

  91. Mercedes Smith says:

    Hi! Shared on facebook. I have never worn compression shorts before but I have worn CEP compression socks and they make my legs feel wonderful even if I’ve been running for 3-4 days straight.

  92. Weslee says:

    Haven’t tried them yet but now that I have measured myself and order in soon to follow.

  93. Weslee says:

    Liked on facebook

  94. Sheila says:

    I tweeted and started following on Twitter

  95. Sheila says:

    I’ve never worn compression shorts- but with my current groin/hip injury I should probably try them!

  96. ali says:

    i have never worn compression shorts before but would LOVE to try them!

  97. ali says:

    i liked aspaeris on FB