"Disclaimer: I received a pair of 2XU MCS Run 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!"
When I found out I was getting the chance to try compression tights, I was very excited. I have only recently jumped on the compression bandwagon, but I am hooked.I tried them on and they were snug, but not overly tight.
The key to what makes them so special is the MCS technology - Muscle Containment Stamping. It's a unique "fabric stamping" that actually grips your leg muscles and tendons where you need it in both the front and the rear for added compression and to increase performance.
I took them to Chicago and wore them after I ran the Fox Valley Half Marathon. I was jumping on a plane a few hours after the race (never a great idea!) but they felt fantastic for both post-race compression and flying for a few hours!
I have only used compression for recovery, not for actively running or racing. I went out for a spin with fellow BibRave Pro @runblogaz and although it was a little warm to be running in them (it was late September in Arizona), and found them to be were definitely comfortable for running.
I’m in the final stages of marathon training so the mileage is really getting up there. I wore them again post-16 mile run and they helped me recover. They’ve been through the wash a few times, and held up great. The only test left to do is to wear them racing this winter, and see if they truly can help me increase speed. I highly recommend these tights for recovery and looking like a rockstar!
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!