2XU Compression Tights
People wear these when they paddle all year around, but as it gets cooler, I really like to pull these out for the whole comfort issue. Board short season is over for us or soon to be over. We had teh Beahc to Battleship Triathlon (ironman). It went from 48 to 78 degrees while we were out there and these were perfect. I got wet up to my knees when hopping on and off on the beach and just stripped my upper layers off as I got warmer. There are thermal pairs as well, but that's for a later gear post.
Here are the features from the 2XU website:
- Using PWX Flex to deliver optimal flexibility + movement
- High power denier to support hamstrings, quads, abductors, gluts + calves
- Reduced muscle fatigue + damage
- Graduated fit promotes increased circulation for faster recovery
- Flatlock seam construction
- UPF50+ Sun Protection
- Moisture wicking
Here is some infromation on the thoughts behind compression.
Following extensive ongoing research + consultation with the world's finest athletes + sporting institutes, 2XU is proud to present PWX - a collection of premium Compression fabrics engineered to offer optimal POWER, WEIGHT + FLEXIBILITY in perfect equilibrium depending on your needs.
Each PWX fabric features high grade elastomeric yarns + a superior grade circular knit structure to allow 360 degree stretch, unsurpassed power + flexibility.
2XU GRADUATED PRESSURE
2XU’s graduated compression technology boasts regulated pressure throughout all garments to deliver performance benefits during and post exercise. By enhancing circulation through increased venous function, more oxygenated blood is delivered to the muscles that need it most. At the same time, by-products created by exercise, such as lactic acid, are flushed from the
muscles to reduce fatigue and decrease recovery time.