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Following their sizing guidelines - I found 2XU a lot more compressive than Skins.
I'm not saying that's better - but I prefered that feel.
I don't think theyve been proven to work - some people swear by them and others dont. Personally I'm sceptical - I've had them for recovery - cant say I noticed any difference.
I use Skins for recovery after long runs, they feel as though they work but I'm just too used to long runs.
Have you thought about RedVenom? Somewhat cheaper.
any more info still not got a clue (
They are all much of a muchness but you need to try them on so you can get the best fit for youWhats good for some may not be the same for othersCat is right, RedVenom are supposed to be good as well to throw another one in to the mix !!
ok am gonna go try a pair of each see what i think )
I have Skins, 2XU and Orca compression tights. My Skins are maybe 4 or 5 years old and very different from the current versions but personally I favour the 2XU's. IMHO, running tights are excellent in cold weather and compression tights in particular are good for longer distances or harder training sessions. I generally only wear them to run in but would use them for recovery after a very long run or a race. They are expensive but I think you get what you pay for.
I use 2XU. I find they feel nicer, are more compressive, and they come in a lot of sizes so can get a good fit.
Wife likes 2XU, I have both (long & shorts), mainly for long runs as they stop BIG thighs rubbing together. I prefer SKINS as they don't have a waist drawband (one thing less to worry about) and SKINS do/did have different colours... Next pair(s) when I buy them will be cheaper...
I used to buy Skins but switched to 2XU which I regard as substantially better
I only ever wear them for recovery and they do seem to help. ASAP after the postevent shower and on over night.
I only have 2XU - mine are looking scruffy now but have been well washed and still retain their compression.
well am gonna do same run this week without them on and see if i get the same pain if not looks like i will be using them for recovery (