skins or line break

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Running Postie    pirate
18/12/2007 at 13:16
I'm after some crompression clothing, what would you folks recommend skins or linebreak?
18/12/2007 at 19:08
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.
mudman    pirate
19/12/2007 at 13:31

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.

19/12/2007 at 14:46
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.
19/12/2007 at 19:04
does anybody know if it's possible to buy these anywhere in london?

thanks
Running Postie    pirate
19/12/2007 at 20:34

http://www.bournesports.com sell skins, if that helps.

cougie    pirate
19/12/2007 at 22:22
Oh I'd heard the skins were a bit fragile and the 2Xu were a bit better ?

Ho-hum !
20/12/2007 at 13:31
ordered some.  skins, not 2xu, as i'm not a b.u.t.t. p.l.u.g.
20/12/2007 at 14:23

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.

20/12/2007 at 14:37
i guess that's the idea, chaz?
20/12/2007 at 15:29
I have just ordered some skins long tights for women, will let all know what I think after i have run in them.
Running Postie    pirate
20/12/2007 at 17:48

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!

20/12/2007 at 17:54
true true
21/12/2007 at 08:01
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.
21/12/2007 at 10:10

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.

cougie    pirate
21/12/2007 at 11:20
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 ?
31/12/2007 at 07:10
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.
Running Postie    pirate
02/01/2008 at 10:12
thanks runner bean, I have ordered some long ones, I will let you know how i get on with them
02/01/2008 at 22:13

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!! 

02/01/2008 at 22:47
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!
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