I was stoked when the second product I received from the amazing RunStopShop (www.runstopshop.com.au) was a pair of 2XU Elite Compression Tights. As I have gotten into my running in the last year and I am training for my first half marathon in August, I knew I wanted a pair of compression tights for my winter running. I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to the cold weather so I was more than happy to give these babies a whirl…. anything to help me not give up my running training through the cold winter months.
Just like my Polar Loop Activity Tracker, I started using the 2XU tights straight away. I went for a 10km run the day after I received them and I’ve got to say they felt great, kept me warm (but not ridiculously overheated… just right!) and they really made a big difference to recovery and how my muscles felt after the run.
- PWX FLEX fabric delivers optimum power and flexibility to protect abductor, glute, quad, calf and hamstring muscles
- Drawstring waistband for an adjustable, secure fit
- Flatlock seams to reduce chaffing for greater comfort
- Powerful Invista LYCRA® for exceptional fit, support and recovery
- High filament yarns for dryness – wicks sweat from the skin to the fabric exterior
- Antibacterial and UPF50+ sun protection
- Internal key pocket
I must admit I thought they might be quite restrictive or too tight to run in as I usually only run in 3/4 active wear tights or shorts but they are probably the most comfortable pair of tights I own and I wear them all the time. The foot hole is small and they are tight (obvioulsy… that’s the whole point) to put on but it doesn’t take too long at all to get them on like I’ve heard others can. They are extremely supportive and hold you in, in all the right places. The reflective strips are great for early morning or evening running especially now that the nights are much darker, much earlier.
So, I am a mega 2XU compression convert and will be purchasing a second pair very soon. If you are in the market for a pair of running/workout compression tights then I strongly recommend you do yourself and your legs a big favour and try these. They look great and feel amazing. My muscles are thanking me and I am not pulling up sore after longer distance runs!! BONUS.