Disclaimer: I received a pair of the LEGEND® Compression Leg Sleeves to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”
I swear by my compression gear. I collect compression socks and sleeves like some people collect rare coins. I LOVE my compression gear.
The first thing I noticed about the LEGEND® Compression Sleeves when I put them on is that they feel thinner than several other brands. They’re thinner, but they still offer an excellent amount of soothing compression. I wore these during several runs and after for recovery to test them out in both situations. I really, personally liked that they were thinner, especially for all of the warm, humid days we’ve been having. This also means these are going to be much more comfortable to use during our sweltering summer heat.
LEGEND® sets itself apart with their background in medical compression therapy. The sleeves use medical grade graduated compression to help stabilize muscles and reduce soreness.
Some great things about LEGEND® Compression Sleeves:
- Relieves shin splints, calf cramps and pulled muscles
- 15-20 mmHg Graduated compression for increased athletic performance
- Greater power output
- Enhanced endurance
- Increase oxygen levels and blood circulation
- Reduced muscle fatigue, exertion and soreness
- Faster recovery time
- Promotes healing
- Reduce vibration
- Maximum blood flow for muscle performance
- Reduction of lactic acid
- Moisture wicking
- Breathable, seamless construction for comfort
- UV protection
I also really liked that they are MADE IN THE USA and LEGEND® values their quality assurance. They come in a wide variety of colors with a sleek, simple design that can be integrated into any training outfit.
Check out their website http://legendcompressionwear.com/ and browse the many different types of compression wear they offer. Use code rave20 to save you 20% off your order while you’re there!
Disclaimer: I received a sample box of 2XU Performance Run Calf Sleeves and a pair of Racing VECTR socks to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”
I love compression gear. Like LOVE, love it. I have several pair of compression calf sleeves and full long socks that I wear both during runs and after for recovery. I was so impressed with my 2XU Hyoptik Tights that I jumped at the chance to try and out review a pair of their calf sleeves and socks for BibRave.
Out of the box, the first thing I noticed about both the sleeves and the socks was how lightweight they were. I have some compression sleeves and socks that are pretty thick material. But don’t let the lightweight material fool you. These things have a very good compressive feel. For most of my trials I wore both the sleeves and the socks together, overlapping the socks over the sleeves a bit to give me almost a seamless squeeze from my toes to my knees.
The Training VECTR Socks feature the 2XU proprietary X:LOCK Support System designed to optimize footstrike and push off while preventing abrasion. I could definitely feel the added support around my arches. I also really liked the dry mesh panels in the socks. In our warmer climate my socks can get soaking wet with sweat after a good, hard run. The thinner material and dry mesh panels will help them dry out quicker. That plus the celliant yarns – a technical textile that thermoregulates body temperature make these a great sock for my warmer spring runs.
I was equally impressed with the Performance Run Calf Sleeves. I really liked the graduated compression around my calves and the integrated zoned breathability panels: again a huge plus for me in our warm, humid weather.
I wore the calf sleeves for my recent marathon where it got really warm and really humid quickly. I had zero issues with the sleeves during the race and was thankful that I wore them the next day when I was able to walk without too much pain or shuffling.
2XU has a good video describing all of the technical details behind the Performance Run Calf Sleeves.
All in all I can see me using the socks and sleeves both together and separately repeatedly in the future. They provided very good compression, were lightweight enough for me to use them year-round, and did not rub or cause any blisters. Plus the sleeves come in a huge variety of colors. The brighter the better for me. 🙂
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