2XU HYOPTIK Thermal Compression Tights

Disclaimer: I received a pair of 2XU HYOPTIK Thermal Compression Tights to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

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I decided to put off today’s run until a little later when I was fortunate enough to receive a pair of these to try out thanks to Bibrave and 2XU.  The delivery guy dropped them off around 3:45pm and I was out the door by 3:50pm!

So what are they and why use them?

Ok first, I never thought I’d be the type of male runner who wore running compression tights.  I also never thought I’d be a runner.  But then the more I ran, the more I understood the equipment and proper uses of them.  Considering I put in close to 1800 miles this year, I thought I’d make a pretty good assessment of the HYOPTIKs.

Upon first opening them, I thought that they may be a bit too small, but after putting them on (I’m 5’10” and 185lbs) I found the medium to actually fit pretty well.  They felt comfortable and looked pretty darn good.

So again, why compression?

  • Oxygenates the blood for fast recovery
  • Faster warm up of muscles
  • Reduces fatigue through less muscle movement
  • Reduces long term overuse injuries
  • Reduces muscle soreness

Well that’s a lot of promises but I can assure you that they are all true!  As soon as I started my run, I could feel them doing what they claim.  They kept my legs warm and though the temps were in the 30’s for my run with a decent headwind, my legs felt great.  The winds did a number on my thighs last week but after tonight’s run, I can positively say that I’m a huge fan.  I ran a quick 6 miles in them to break them in and really like the way that the HYOPTIKS kept my muscles from vibrating and seemed to compress at just the right level.

After the run, I kept them on a short while to cool down and really felt as if my legs weren’t even challenged during the run.  I usually get a slight soreness after my runs and either ice massage them or just stretch but I didn’t need it tonight!  Now, they weren’t the easiest things to get off but then again, what is after a run?!

All-in-all, I’m very happy with the look, the feel, the reflective logos, and the experience with them.  I look forward to building in some miles with the HYPOTIKS and if they are anything like tonight’s results, I will be getting more out of the product line!

You can use the code: “Run20″ to get 20% off all their gear! Hurry, because the code expires February 29th.  Be sure to follow them on Twitter @2xu_usa, #RunHyoptik, and #bibchat.

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