You can buy some MMA equipment at affordable prices and these can do the job just fine. Actually, all you need your MMA short is to give freedom and provide all overall good training quality and these also should be comfortable. Obviously, you can’t get a quality MMA short which is made of suede or very quality material. With that, I gathered quality and cheap MMA shorts from my experiences and extensive research (forums, sites, shopping sites etc.). Below you can find the overviews of these and also my experiences as well.
Important Note: All these shorts below have sizing information at the product pages and these also have very good fitting rates.
Without further ado let’s start with the most quality one…
1. Ring to Cage Premium MMA Training Short
Durability: 8.7 / 10.0
Comfort: 9.0 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
Best Place to Buy: Amazon
- Very good stretching qualities
- Provides complete freedom
- Incredible performance for affordable price
This MMA short has stretch panels and based on many feedbacks you can do everything (rolling on the mats, groundwork) without any restriction. For that, I looked many verified buyer reviews. All of them gave 5-star ratings and a few months ago my trainer in Samut Prakan, Thailand, who I really trust his opinions about MMA equipment, suggested this very short to me. Also considering the construction, you can trust that it is comfy enough since I trained with shorts which are made of exact same materials and have the same design (slits, short type etc.)
It has bi-directional waistband so you can adjust the waistband quite easily and effectively according to your preference and it seems like many people on MMA forums just loved this quality. It has also a bit more extra room for MMA cups and this part can also stretch well. Also, the fabric around this area does not bunch so you can wear your MMA guard without hurting the durability of the short.
It has “regular” slits on the sides and these let you kick high and provide you complete freedom during groundwork.
After all, are not these qualities what we are looking for? Ring to Cage does these perfectly and this is why it is at the top of this list.
Alright, the shorts, which are in this price range, seriously don’t provide much comfort and generally do not provide any airflow whatsoever, however, Ring to Cage gets quite good ratings for these and this is another huge plus of it.
The Verdict and Price: Ring to Cage produces many fight equipment, headgear, MMA gloves, hand wraps… Generally, Ring to Cage products have superior quality and high price tags however this situation is different for Ring to Cage MMA Training Short. This short provides good quality and has an affordable price tag so if you are on a budget, this is the best choice by far.
2. WOD Shorts for Men Agility 4.0
Training Quality Rating (Groundwork + Freedom): 8.8 / 10.0
Durability: 8.1 / 10.0
Comfort: 7.3 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
- Provides good freedom
- Stays in place
- Many color selections including red, blue and army green
- My friend used it and has good experiences
The only reason why I picked this short at the second place is that my friend has experiences with it. He had trained with Agility 4.0 for almost 15 months and he sparred, did groundwork, heavy bag training and kicked the punch mitts without any issues.
The slits, which are 3″, are normal style and I know that 4-way stretch works just fine for MMA shorts. You can also see that a myriad of popular brands also use it and get good feedback for it.
There are many very low-quality shorts in this price range, however, Epic MMA gear is the only brand you should go and the third short on this list is also another short of this company. Because I even saw shorts which tear apart after 2 sessions and it happens a lot if your short has not good construction and materials at the same time. With that, based on feedback and experiences it does not happen to Epic MMA gear.
My friend trained with Agility 4.0 around 14 months and he managed to go to MMA gym 4-5 times per week. So I can easily say that this short can take tear and wear at least a year.
Price: You pay only $1 per every month for decent training sessions and Agility 4.0 has the greatest quality price ratio among shorts on this list.
3. Blank WOD Shorts by Epic MMA Gear
Training Quality Rating (Groundwork + Freedom): 8.5 / 10.0
Durability: 8.0 / 10.0
Comfort: 7.0 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
- Very good stretching qualities
- Provides good freedom
- Side pockets
- Cheapest MMA short which has decent quality
Firstly, it does not have Velcro closure. Alright, I know what you are thinking. It will drop down while you kick etc. However, there are many verified buyers say that it stays where it should be and the fitting rate of it is quite high. So it will be just fine.
It has side pockets and you can put your MMA mouth guard or anything small in it.
I actually don’t have the exact data, however, I did an online research and according to it, Blank WOD Shorts by Epic MMA Gear is the most popular MMA short on the market.
Price: It is the cheapest MMA short which has a certain quality.
Wearing MMA short is really essential for you to show way better training performance during your session and if you have not worn one yet, you will be amazed by the difference. With that, I know there are many garbage MMA shorts on the market. Because MMA shorts are really popular and many companies take advantage of it. Some of them are not even related companies to MMA. With that, Ring to Cage is a solid company and offers you a solid and affordable MMA short which provides you everything you need for your session. If you are interested, check out the most recent price on Amazon. It is also impressive that other than good training performance, Ring to Cage also provides good air-flow which you simply can’t find in any other MMA shorts which are in this price range. I hope that I helped you stay away from low-quality MMA shorts with this writing 😉 If you have any questions, just have a comment below and I will get back to you within a day.