"Disclaimer: I received a pair of Skins A400 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!"
I’m a big fan of compression tights, for both running and recovery. I was excited to try the new A400 Compression Tights from Skins. I was not previously familiar with this brand, so I was curious to see what they were all about.
It came in shorts, 3/4 capris or full length. I chose capris since that is the most versatile for Arizona weather.
The 3/4 tights are “high rise” – they came up to my belly button. Bonus: it helps keep excess tummy held in and smooth. The material is very, very soft, and light. I put them on and they fit like a glove. Like a second skin, but not super tight like some other compression tights.
Technology behind A 400:
I went for a few runs in my tights – they were light enough that I didn’t get hot. The tights move with you, they don’t feel constrictive or restrictive.
I also used them for recovery after my Ragnar Michigan relay. I wore them the day after for the race. My quads were crying a little from the race, and these tights felt fantastic. I will say that even a small pocket for a key would be a huge plus. The website mentions a waistband pocket, but I did not find a pocket on my pair.
The A400 women's 3/4 tights retail for $119.99 If you want to treat yourself to a pair, you can save 20% with BIBRAVE20 through the month of October!
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!