Muay Thai Shorts?! Do I really need them?


Muay Thai shorts are a spectacular range of shorts meant for Muay Thai fighters, one of the most popular forms of combat sport. These shorts are the official trademark for this sport. But that’s not all. Muay shorts are simple, stylish and comfortable which makes them very suitable
for training. Before we tell you which ones to buy, here is everything you need
to know to find your best Muay Thai shorts.

Best Muay Thai Shorts

HISTORY OF MUAY THAI SHORTS

The dawn of Muay Thai as a sport cracked somewhere in the 19th century in Thailand. By 1900s, this sport started adopting to western features of combat sports like a boxing rules, materials for protection and rules like that of western boxing. The shorts are a part of this
adaptation that history has come to see throughout the development of the sport.

MATERIAL USED IN MAKING MUAY SHORTS

Mostly Muay Thai shorts are made of nylon, satin or polyester. However, when all of
these materials are compared, satin Muay shorts come out to be of the highest
quality. The worst quality a pair of Muay Thai shorts can have is that of a
see-through. Many shorts made of cheap materials are quite translucent. You
must spend on some quality shorts to keep your undergarments from any sort of
display.

TYPES OF MUAY SHORTS

There are two types of shorts you will find in the market: the regular shorts and the
retro shorts.

REGULAR MUAY THAI SHORTS:

These are the most standard form of Muay Thai shorts. They are quite popular and hence, are more often to be seen in the market. You will find these
shorts of every brand possible. These shorts are somewhat evergreen and have
stood up through every fashion season. When you compare these shorts to
Kick-boxing shorts, you will find that the Muay Thai shorts have shorter seamed
legs than that of the latter. Also, remember to keep the legs rolled up to
avoid the baggy appearance of the shorts.

RETRO MUAY THAI SHORTS:

The major difference between a regular pair of Muay Thai shorts and a
retro pair of Muay Thai shorts are the cuts that are in a retro pair of shorts.
Unlike a regular pair, they are designed to avoid the problem of baggy look
that regular shorts have. The legs are cut shorter so that you do not need to
go through the hassle of rolling them. The sides of the legs also have a
material fit inside that replaces the seams. This makes the shorts fit your
legs perfectly. It is also why these shorts are a bit more expensive than
regular shorts.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR MUAY THAI SHORTS

It is all about adding your personal design to whatever you put on. So, why should
shorts not be given the same privilege. Most shorts come with “Muay Thai”
scribbled in Thai over them. You can customize your shorts by adding patches to
them. For example, put on your name, your favourite quote, the initials of your
name or of someone you love. You can also add a gym logo or anything that would
fit the look. You can put these designs anywhere on the back or the front
portions of your shorts. It will add an itsy-bitsy story to your shorts. Adding
a customized feature to your shorts will cost you a few extra bucks but it can
be totally worth the price. What you need to do is add a pair of solid blank
Muay Thai shorts. You can add your desired design thereafter. Remember that you
will be charged for each of the patch or design you put.

MUAY THAI SHORTS SIZING

You will need to be very careful with the sizing. The sizing charts of Thailand
differ a lot from the Western sizes. This is because the fighters in Thailand
have a much smaller frame than that of the Western fighters.

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For example, if you prefer a size L for your shorts, make sure that you opt for a size XL or
XXL. Fairtex is the only brand that provides a US size chart. So, if you are not okay with testing Thai brands ( Twins and Top king are well-known Thai brands), you should go for this western brand. Look for the shorts that go with your waist size and check the short length. If in any case, the shorts legs seem to be longer than you want, you can always roll them up to your desired
length.

WHERE TO BUY MUAY THAI SHORTS

To make your workload easy, we have put a list of best Muay Thai shorts to fit your
demands.

These Garuda Muay Thai shorts by Hayabusa are traditionally built with a waist band that fits you perfectly. It is made of polyester and features a Garuda which is also the emblem of Thailand.

  • LUMPINEE RETRO Muay THAI SHORTS

These are retro shorts by Lumpinee . They are made of satin and even have protective cushion guards placed on each sides of the legs. The splits at each side of the legs ensure optimum movement for a comfortable training.

  • MUAY THAI BOX FROM FAIRTEX

These satin muay thai shorts by Fairtex are a perfect snug fit for your legs. They are washable and very easy to train in. These extremely lightweight shorts are bulky around the hips and tight around the legs which works really well for high-kicks and high-knees.

  • RETRO KINGTOP MUAY THAI SHORTS

These Muay Thai shorts by KingTop are retro in nature. They are made of a 100% polyester-satin material. They come in different shades put together with a gold Thai logo. Be mindful of your size while purchasing these shorts.

  • GIANT MUAY THAI SHORT FROM VENUM

For the lovers of monochromatic colors, this pair of Venum Muay thai shorts is perfect. These are easily washable (hand-wash or dry-clean) polyester-satin shorts with a traditional supportive elastic band. These handmade short have wide legs that provide free movement while training.

It is up to you which Muay Thai shorts you would want to go with. You can wear them for your gym training or for your combat sport training. But, in the end it is on you to decide what makes you look good ,standout in a crowd and add the to your Muay Thai gear.