Linebreak Velocity compression tights n tops!!

Could have found a cheap supplier!!

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02/01/2010 at 20:18

Hi Paul.

If you don't mind me asking you -  how do you rate the tops.  I have the tights and really rate them have some Xmas money burning an hole in my pocket

Thanks

Edited: 02/01/2010 at 20:19
02/01/2010 at 20:57

Is compression clothing very useful then?

I've always dismissed it as a bit too expensive for my level of runner (cos I'm really still quite new to running, although building up to first 26.2 in April) but at those prices it may be worth the investment.

At the moment it's only my legs that get tired and calfs that get tight after my longer runs, so I'm guessing that the best option would be to go for tights rather than shorts?  Is there any advantage in going to any of the tops at all (other than as a base layer) because i'm not in any way 'toned' or into biking swimming etc. etc.

Also I've seen different opinions about whether these are worn just after excercise or during aswell?  Any opinions?

02/01/2010 at 21:30

Hi Darren, as i've already said i'm no expert or trader so I can only offer my personal thoughts and experiences on the compression and Linebreak are the only stuff i've owned of this type but like most I don't really have the spare cash for the Skins compression wear I originally wanted!!

The tops are really good and well made and obviously fit well, I would deffinately say check out the size chart before you order too. The 1st time I wore my kit the top did ride up a little but once pulled down properly stayed in place. I've since ran in just the suit and a vest in cold and even snow and was surprised how comfortable I was temp wise and did'nt even feel the cold till I stopped running but be warned, get wrapped up soon after as once I stopped the shivers set in quite quick!!

TNH, I originally wanted the compression wear because I suffered with achy calves after my longer runs and was quite dubious too about the claimed gains/benefits of compression wear but having worn it on a few 10mile+ runs I cant speak highly enough of the long tights!! My legs felt better than they ever have after and I could actually walk straight and proper the day after (I had walked like John Wayne previously ), I personally wear them to run in and then for say for an hour or 2 after and then just bath/shower as normal. The tops are less beneficial muscle wise I find but having said that I did do my longest run recently (12 1/2 miles) and did'nt struggle as much and kept up a decent pace, not sure if that was down to the top, me or my fitness level improving slightly!?!

All in all I took a punt for the price I found and thought at least i'd have some cool looking kit even if I did'nt benefit physically!! BUT I HAVE and cant speak highly enough of the Linebreak kit and will be ordering more come the spring when i'll need a shorts and vest set.

  

10/01/2010 at 16:01

Just had a pair of ladies tights delivered to my door for £16!

Really pleased to have found this link.

Thanks Paul.

 

10/01/2010 at 17:05
No probs Slowerthan, i'm waiting on a delivery myself of more stuff i've ordered!!
12/01/2010 at 21:33

WOOHOO!! Mr.postman came calling today with my delivery!!

Got a pair of shorts, vest top and t-shirt all in the same Velocity style AND a top for the wife!! ALL in INC delivery 40 quid!!!!!!!!!

14/01/2010 at 22:49
cheers for the link paul, just ordered myself some compression shorts for less than 50% of the rrp !!!!
22/01/2010 at 12:26
Thanks for link Paul. Not sure about compression stuff, but for that price worth a punt. No mens tights listed, so I have emailed the guy to ask about stock. Thanks.
22/01/2010 at 12:32
Well he used to do em mate, I got the full length velocity ones with the long sleeve top!! I've since got the shorts, t-shirt and vest top too!! ALL for less then £80!!
22/01/2010 at 12:35
he had them in last week so he'll probably list them again. i got my shorts delivered in 3 days, thats better then most online shops !!
22/01/2010 at 12:54

Be careful Paul. With that much compression gear you might end up looking something like this:

http://www.sharpenson.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/compressiontights.jpg

22/01/2010 at 13:36
Message from Elke, tights completely sold out.
22/01/2010 at 13:43
bad luck keir
Farnie    pirate
22/01/2010 at 13:52

I hope they have some of the girls ones left....

thanks for sharing the link

22/01/2010 at 15:46
Yes, thanks for the link Paul. I got another pair of the ladies tights (I already had one pair I paid full price for!) and they're perfect

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