I’ve heard people say that you can “fall with style”, however, I’m up for none of that. Rather I’m choosing to “recover in style” instead!
When Skins contacted me and asked me if I’d like to try a pair of their new compression leggings, I was thrilled. I’m a big fan of compression leggings, however most are just well, boring and black. Skins have not only made black compression leggings with a little bit of extra zip (read photo reflective panels) , they are now making compression wear in all sorts of groovy patterns and colours, so now there is little excuse not to look good apres workout as well as during the main event.
Compression garments can be worn during training, but as I usually wear a cycling kit, it’s not always practical. However I did take them for a test run and was very pleased by the fit and support. Usually though, I will wear them as a recovery aid after a long ride – there is something about the feeling of having your muscles and joints supported after a long effort that seems rather soothing. I have done quite a few road tests of compression wear over the years and these were a standout. They aren’t the cheapest product on the market, the women’s long tights retailing for $179.99, but as with most things, you get what you pay for and personally, I’d rather pay a little bit more for a product that will stand up to the rigours of the type of exercise I will dish out to it – that said, my leggings have stood the washing machine test with aplomb, so overall, they are a high five for me.
You can buy them from most good retail sporting stores e.g. Rebel Sports and there is a wide variety of styles and colours dependent on your sport and purpose of use.
Thanks to Skins for the opportunity to try the leggings out. Being able to product test things is something I love to do as a blogger and it’s great when companies get on board and offer these opportunities.
Now it’s time to go and put my feet up and recover!