base layer & compression clothing

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mkviken
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base layer & compression clothing

Postby mkviken » Sat Mar 30, 2013 20:38 pm

does compression clothing actually work?

can anyone recommend a good quality/value top and socks?


also anyone able to recommend a good base layer for cold/mild conditions as well as one for warm conditions?

thanks

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Jack93
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Re: base layer & compression clothing

Postby Jack93 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 21:05 pm

I honestly don't know if compression works, people will argue both sides. I was a bit sceptical but a while back I started using skins recovery leggings after rowing, and I definitely thought my legs felt better afterwards, especially as I had an hour 15 minute drive home from training. Also used them as flight socks essentially for long journeys etc and again definitely felt a difference. So whether there are any physical/measurable improvements, I'm not sure, but I don't really care as my legs feel better and that's good enough for me.

Oh also, really recommend Craft base layers, especially the cool mesh superlight
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Re: base layer & compression clothing

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Mar 30, 2013 21:08 pm

Yes, helps improve blood flow around the body.

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Re: base layer & compression clothing

Postby Grill » Sat Mar 30, 2013 21:10 pm

CEP do nice stuff.
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Re: base layer & compression clothing

Postby mr_poll » Sat Mar 30, 2013 21:48 pm

No idea if compression works - however if you are after good value base layers keep an eye for an Aldi sale, I cannot fault their long sleeve base layers both the cycling ones and the snowboarding ones (although I cannot tell the difference tbh).


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Re: base layer & compression clothing

Postby mkviken » Sun Mar 31, 2013 14:51 pm

probikekit.com have craft stuff 50% off at the moment

i used to use craft undersuits under my leathers when i raced bikes and they were good.


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