By Don Jurries
I was put onto SKINS compression sportswear by an Outdoor Industry Sales Rep I sat next to on a flight to the Outdoor Retailer show in the US. He was wearing the SKINS A400 Calf Tights to maximize his blood flow and be fresh and ready when he got off the airplane.
Compression sportswear in general enhances circulation, increases oxygen flow to the muscles, and helps eliminate lactic acid build up and other metabolic wastes. The result is improved performance during workouts. The SKINS 400 Series of compression sportswear has an excellent reputation as being amongst the most advanced compression technology on the market.
Born in Australia, the SKINS 400 Series of compression sportswear was created by taking 800,000 measurements of hundreds of athletes in full body 3D scans to pinpoint the top 400 areas on the body for a precision fit. The result is a precise, targeted, and comfortable piece of compression sportswear that fits a wide range of different body shapes and leg lengths. The garments are tailored for cycling, triathlon, golf, snow, general sports and recovery.
Each SKINS garment is made with Memory MX fabric, a high stretch yarn that provides constant, controlled compression while working out, and returns the garment to its original shape when finished. Warp knitted spandex, nylon and other high quality fabrics in the garment enhances moisture management, wicking sweat away from your skin to keep you dry.
The compression sportswear offers added benefits such as SPF 50+ UV protection and odour reduction from a Ruc-bac antibacterial treatment. SKINS also offers a unique sizing guide for its compression sportswear to ensure you get the most out of the garment.
Available in numerous stores across Australia, retail prices vary depending on the garment, but range from A$60 for the A400 Compression Sleeves up to A$170 for the A400 Compression Long Tights.