Like a lot of you i have wanted to try out compression wear for a long time after reading and hearing about its benefits as both a recovery tool and a base layer and like most of you i was put off by the price.
I am a bit of an instagram geek and came across a uk brand called armatura. I noticed quite a lot of people on there using it and was pretty surprised how cheap it was, think i paid under a tenner each for both the leggings and a top.
Now firstly as a garment this stuff feels great on, you immediately notice the comfort and thermal properties of the leggings and long sleeve top. I first tried mine out on a morning 5 miler and although nothing magical happened they took away the initial chill of a cold winters morning then kept my body at a stable temperature throughout the run while keeping me dry and comfortable.
I left the tights on for the drive home (i run on a moorside about 40 mins from my house) and im pretty sure this helped out with the aches i usually get after the hill sprint i do at the end of this run. Actually wasnt too bad leaving them on as they dried out very quick so it wasnt as gross as it sounds.
Im not sure id spend 70 quid on something like this as i work out most days so i would need several sets and just cant afford that but with this brand being priced under a tenner i have bought a few from them and been impressed. The site i used was
www.compressionwear.com and when i ordered the postage was free, dont know if it still is though.
have fun out there.
Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:59