I had purchased 2XU products at retail stores in the past with fantastic results. When buying on-line from the source, I expect a great product. While the size and compression felt right, the shorts had many loose threads, and damaged hem after the first cold hand wash. Upon sending photos, Customer Service sent me new ones. They were not cordial, nor apologetic, but made the right thing. The new shorts are working well, but after 6 uses, you can feel the compression has given a bit. I would still consider purchasing from them.