Knapman Compression Clothing in Rugby

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Knapman at the South African Springboks

Knapman visited the South African Springboks in July 2019; one of the best rugby teams in the world.

Be actively tested by Knapman compression clothing by physiotherapists, sports doctors and players.

The first impression was super good!


Unique benefits before, during and after Rugby. 


Prepare for the best performance by wearing Knapman. Avoid performance loss while traveling
prior to a rugby match or training.

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Boost your performances by wearing Knapman. Prevent injuries, boost the energy and
be unstoppable!

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Recover in no-time by wearing Knapman. Be ready for the next training or match in record time!

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Scientific Proof



Scientific proof for effects Knapman Compression Shorts!

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Groin support


The compression shorts offer optimal stability and support to the muscles in the groin area. Muscle damage will occur less, which in turn avoids groin injuries.




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Knapman Zoned Compression Shorts

#1 Compressionshorts for injuryprevention and recovery

The revolutionary Compression Shorts for Soccer with 45% Compression, is 2 to 3 times higher than known Compression Shorts. The 45% Compression Shorts are comparable to medical compression class II.

In case of injuries and complaints to the groin, hamstring, quadriceps, hip and back, you benefit greatly from the Knapman Zoned Compression Shorts.


Scientifically proven effect

New scientific studies show that the 45% Knapman Zoned Compression Shorts have proven to werk effectively with groin complaints


Patented Knapman compression technology

Knapman's patented compression technology includes built-in, targeted compression zones. These zones follow the anatomy of the body and provide a balanced body support.
The advanced production technology ensures an exceptionally high compression value, while optimal freedom of movement remains.

Used in all major football competitions

The Knapman Compression Shorts are worn by players in all major football leagues, including the 2018 World Championships, Premier League, Jupiler Pro League, Premier League, La Liga and MLS



The Knapman Zoned Compression Shorts 45%, with patented Knapman 'Zoned Compression' technology, has a positive effect on groin complaints.



  • Normal sport clothes
  • Zoned High Compression Shorts (Knapman Zoned Compression Shorts 45%)
  • Non-zoned low compression shorts


  1. Copenhagen Adduction Squeeze test (CS)
    With a handheld Dynanometer
  2. Sprinttest (Illinois Agility Test)
  3. Maximum Shooting Test (from 5m distance)
  4. Usage during Football Activities (training and matches)


  • Roald Otten, MSc
  • Sebastiaan Stam, MSc
  • Adam Weir, MBBS, PhD
  • Rob Langhout, PhD, MSc
  • Igor Tak, PhD, MScPTsports



The study showed positive effects on groin complaints when wearing the Knapman Zoned Compression Shorts, compared to wearing compression clothing with low compression and / or wearing normal sportswear.

The research team strongly recommends that you wear Knapman Zoned Compression Shorts for groin-related complaints.


Recommended by

Brandon Sweet

Rugby player - 1st XV

 "I am using the shorts for a few weeks now I am very impressed. They are the first compression tights I have had that have given proper compression. I am really grateful for the pair you guys sent me and it's a privilege to work with such a quality brand.

I definitely think other rugby players have got to try the compression shorts, as there is no product like this or at least not one I have come across. Thanks again for the pair of shorts."

Recommended by

David Weersma

Rugby player NL-team / Aparejadores

"Last season I had a sabbatical year due to persistent injuries to my groin. My physiotherapist told me about the Knapman Compression shorts. With the compression shorts from Knapman I started to train again and I am fit in time to make the move to the Spanish Rugby competition this season."


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