Previously compression tights were mainly known and used by sporting professionals and fitness fanatics, but over the years they have become increasingly popular. 'Coming out hiding', compression tights have become more appealing not only due to the stylish collections available but for their benefits.
2XU offer an extensive range of compression wear for both men and women. We recently tried the Elite MCS Mens Compression from the 2XU range and loved it, but before we get to our thought, let us tell you a little bit about the Elite MCS Compression range and 2XU.
The 2XU (TWO TIMES YOU) mission is to "advance human performance through the development of world leading athletic garments".
"2XU has graced the bodies of multiple world champion athletes, become the official compression partner to some of the world’s best teams, and been the secret recovery weapon to most pro basketball and football teams."
"The Elite MCS Compression tights are the next generation of Compression technology. MCS (Muscle Containment Stamping) is a revolutionary fabric support system traced over key muscle, tendon and fascia groups to focus greater compression power to wrap precise areas and reduce muscle oscillation and damage."
So how do the 2XU Compression Tights work?
The 2XU Compression tights are designed to "increases blood circulation, offering impressive recovery benefits after exercising."
It all comes down to the fabric which is light, breathable and features a 'superior grade circular knit structure' this allows for greater flexibility and ensures durability.
The fabric is also antibacterial and has 'moisture wicking' properties, so they are great for activities where you break a sweat.
We put the 2XU Compression tights to the test and here is the feedback we received.
"The appliance of science in fabric. - No more Physio tape/ bandage. I have been wearing these pants for just over two months and have attempted to comment on the wonders of this light garment, but have held back unit now for fear of doing it an injustice. As an anatomy and physiology therapist who is crazy about fitness and also very dedicated to practicing martial arts, I know what pain feels like.
Over the years I have endured various injuries, most of which, thankfully I have overcome, some which just linger as a reminder of the good old days and others that inexplicably arise. Perhaps as a result if being just a touch on the other side of my youth. Never the less, these pants have served me well. Just imagine the appliance of anatomy and physiology in fabric. Since I have been wearing these pants, my circulation has improved, the pain has diminished and the sudden dreadful muscle spasm in the middle of the night are a rare occurrence. When I wear these full length pants/tights, I feel I am in my new skin loaded with technology. It provides an added boost to the spring in my step and a confidence to perform.
I highly recommend this garment to the keen sports men and women or anyone in general who wants to prevent or address pain or circulatory problems. I have also got myself the compression calf guards which are just great if you do not want to wear the full length pants - I tend to wear them at work as I spend the best part of my day on my feet.
Finally, although I am not normally comfortable in wearing nylon, surprisingly I felt this nylon to be very acceptable. I can only support that it must be of a much higher quality. Overall these pants are awesome."
You can shop the entire range of compression wear online at 2xu.com