Compression tights advice

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19/10/2012 at 23:20

Looking to buy some new compression tights for winter, would welcome your feedback on the different makes, skins, x-bionic and opedix or any others you can recommend.

thanks x

20/10/2012 at 11:08

Hi Carol,

I found most types quite expensive for just a try out until I found this place. Now have tshirt, leggings and the cycling stuff is amazing value too! If you don't get on with them, it's only a few pounds rather than £40+


They also have a normal website: or I think. Hope this helps

20/10/2012 at 13:54
Hey I recently bought some great compression
Tights. Made by under armour heat gear ventilated compression tights.
Great fit look good feel good. Now following advice from research as what
Underneath. !!! I wear nothing. They offer support. Ok a bulg can be seen but so
What that's how I'm made. And the mesh section at the front really works
Like havin air con down there plus it helps disguise the onlooker
Working out what religion you lol. A big No No is shorts over. Bad bad
Look. But great tights with good quality
20/10/2012 at 16:12

I found Hilly good and inexpensive for recovery ones.

20/10/2012 at 17:42

Thanks - im looking for something to run in, especially long runs rather than recovery.

20/10/2012 at 22:12

I entirely agree with Amrou, baggy shorts over tights look awful. I don't agree with nothing underneath though for a fella; though it may be fine for the ladies. The other option to consider is simply non compression tights a size smaller than you might normally use. These are far more easy to find at discount prices.

21/10/2012 at 08:10
I loved my Skins A400's until I saw a photograph of myself at Parkrun last week.......I won't be wearing them again. I'm also surprised that I havn't been arrested.
21/10/2012 at 09:48
Lol Sean , I know what you mean but skins in particular are actually
Designed to be worn next to the skin. ie. ( nothing underneath ) the
Same as cycling shorts are!!!
I wear my body armour nothing under / over. They don't have a centre
Front seam and have a mesh section which hides the bits.
I say go for it it's the way we are designed.
22/10/2012 at 07:49

LOL@Sean! I say stick with your Skins. If they fit and they're comfy, who cares what they look like. Just don't go doing star jump warm ups in front of groups of schoolkids.

22/10/2012 at 11:31

I use 2XU. Not the cheapest, but I find that they do work for me and are worth the money. Mine have lasted really well and I use average twice per week summer and winter.

22/10/2012 at 11:58

I'm looking for a new pair of compression tights but need to ask a numpty question.

When should you wear compression tights? During a long run? only after? is there a 'real' difference?

I find my skins are lovely but they're not for cold weather....

22/10/2012 at 14:56

It depends: I wear both during and after depending on the session. If I feel like death or need to recover quickly, e.g. between rounds of a track championships, I would sleep in them overnight.

23/10/2012 at 13:11

ooohh...I'm going to look like such a numpty in compression tights...scrawny legs...little pot there a problem with wearing something baggy over the top of I need to worry about chaffing?

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