skins or line break

I'm after some crompression clothing, what would you folks recommend skins or linebreak?


  • Haven't tried skins but have run in linebreak and 2xu tights.  The linebreak tights were good but prefer the 2xu tights.  They seem a bit more substantial and as a result give better compression.
  • I've found (as have users on another forum) that the 2XU are a bit too fragile, dodgy stitching in the seams. Very comfy though. I'm using Under Armour ones but have a pair of Jet Skins on order for recovery after LSRs.

  • I have a pair of both skins and linebreak.  Personally, I prefer the skins - I just find them more comfortable, but I couldn't tell you if they're any more effective.
  • does anybody know if it's possible to buy these anywhere in london?

  • sell skins, if that helps.

  • Oh I'd heard the skins were a bit fragile and the 2Xu were a bit better ?

    Ho-hum !
  • ordered some.  skins, not 2xu, as i'm not a b.u.t.t. p.l.u.g.
  • i've just bought some skins long compression bottoms and they look good but feel really odd?  Is that normal? they're my first pair.

  • i guess that's the idea, chaz?
  • I have just ordered some skins long tights for women, will let all know what I think after i have run in them.
  • Runner bean that would be good if you can let me know,i'll probably hold of ordering them until santa's been, you never know!image

  • true true
  • I know santa wont bring me them. Got  a bonus from works so spent it quick on these before I used it for shopping.  Will report what I think sometime soon.
  • Having tried skins, linebreak and 2XU I'd have to say I preferred the 2XU tights since they gave slightly better compression compared to the skins. Linebreak are cheaper but I found the sizing very large (ended up in a small without much compression).

    With the tops I've gone with skins over 2XU as they are longer in the body and don't ride up so will be okay to use as a cycling baselayer.

  • Is there any need for compression tops though ? I can kinda see it for the legs where all the muscles are - but for cycling - the upper body isnt doing that much work is it ?
  • Have worn my skins a few time (she long ones) and have found them to be great. Took one min of my 10k time, may be coincidence, but they were very comfortable, with good wicking. I don't think I would bother with a top though.
  • thanks runner bean, I have ordered some long ones, I will let you know how i get on with them
  • Like I said I've been using the top as a baselayer and that's been quite effective. I've also found it useful for recovery after long swim sessions wheree the upper body is getting more of a workout. But I also get them at cost so that might tell you why I've got one!! image

  • I've only got skins, but I've been amazed with how fresh my legs felt on my last  very very long run when I was wearing them, and on the following day too.  Today, as it was so much colder I opted for warmer, but non-compression bottoms, and my legs felt pretty tired.  Can't really swear it was the skins, but I think I'm going to make sure I've got two pairs!
  • I have now got and tried my skins and feel exactly like you tigger, my legs feel good even after training every day this week, so a second pair is definately on the cards.
  • Candy - how are you getting on with your skins and your mega miles ?
  • I have had a pair of skins for a year and they are very comfortable and they do seem to help recovery. I was bought a pair of McDavidcompression tights for Xmas, which cost £30 as opposed to £60.They are not as comfortable as the skins so I train in them and wear the skins for recovery purposes.
  • Just googled for skinz - I'm thinking THIS isnt the right site :

    Nice Boratesque swim thong though !
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