Doublewood | FRIDAY.LASSITUDE.XXVIII - Compression Tights


by Robin Chan | January 22, 2016

In recent years, a new class of highly engineered tights becomes more and more popular as it claims to have performance aspirations. It is worn by some athletes during exercise to prevent chafing and rashes, and post-exercise to ease muscle stiffness and quicken recovery time.

As referred and convinced by a friend, I bought myself a pair of compression tights to give it a try. How does it fit? It actually has a good tight fit. I will say it is around 25% tighter than our Super Narrow jeans especially around the calves . It does not give you an overly restricted compressed feel but more snugged in place and aligned. I wore it on a number of runs and they definitely have helped with my runner's knee, allowing me to run longer and with less pain. They also keep the joints warm and reduce my recovery time.

Though the literature suggests that it could be pretty 50/50 in terms of effectiveness, it does exactly what it is supposed to do for me. I wish we can have a Compression Super Narrow style that we can wear it at work. Till next week, stay tuned!

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