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base layer & compression clothing

mkvikenmkviken Posts: 217
edited March 2013 in Road buying advice
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?



  • Rod11Rod11 Posts: 284
    edited March 2013
    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
  • smoggystevesmoggysteve Posts: 2,918
    Yes, helps improve blood flow around the body.
  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    CEP do nice stuff.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • mr_pollmr_poll Posts: 1,612
    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).
  • mkvikenmkviken Posts: 217 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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