I've worn compression shorts under my running shorts for years ... helps prevent chafing and just feels better to have the compression. It's becoming increasingly difficult to find long ones (over 6 inch inseam). These are plenty long for me - fit well - the coverage is good if I don't wear shorts over them - and I love the pocket. Added bonus, they came really fast too! I hope they hold up, b/c these are now my favorite workout shorts.