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Skins are by far one of the best compression gear you can buy. I’ve tried a couple of other brands but the quality never come close to skins. Ok a little pricey but if you get a good deal like I did on this product then it’s a no brainer - I Purchased 3 pairs as this was too good a deal to miss. I’ve been running in these in 1-2 degrees and have kept me warm throughout. I also use while in the gym as underlayer as this was the main reason for purchase.
These are unbelievably good bought a pair of under armour rush which I thought were supposed to compression pants as well and the are no good compared to the skins these are brilliant just sorry I didn't buy two of them as I can seem to find anymore for sale
I've always found with compression items that the old adage of not buying cheap is particularly important. Skins aren't cheap but oh boy, they are good. I use these tights for running and you hardly know you're wearing them. They keep your muscles warm and you can definitely feel the compression which certainly helps the next day recovery. Perhaps I need to say something about sizing. The ones I got are Medium and I worried that they might be a bit on the loose side. Not a bit! I'm about 5'8" and a 32" waist and Medium is spot on. I doubt I could get into a Small. Depends on whether your legs are thin/thick also I guess. Length ought to be fine for a 6footer but if you're shorter, like me, it doesn't matter if they run into your shoe as the material is so thin you don't notice it under your foot. Having had a hamstring problem recently on a cold wet run, these give me much needed confidence. I think they make a highly recommended acquisition for any runner, whatever their ability.
Medium size. I'm 5'5.5" / 165cm, 10st, 28" waist, 30" / short inside leg
Worn on a 7pm 2 degree road run ( 10K )
As a medium compression fitting they went on easily with a bit of gathering at the knees that needed to be pulled up over the thighs - but that's only because i'm a shorty. Kept me warm as my only leg layer, from the start & without overheating me at the end when we finished on a long steady climb.
I'm not entirely convinced about the benefits of compression tights - but they certainly support, with no DOMS the day after and they keep you warm - for the price they are worth the investment - compared to a set I have that cost twice as much, that compress even more, they do the same thing.
As a side note, pay attention to the washing instructions - they can be ruined very easily by washing too warm.
As a runner or anyone that works out either indoors or out you need a set of these.