A review of graduated compression wear

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I've tried a number of different graduated compression bottoms for both recovery and training. I was initially skeptical of the benefits of compression clothing, but I've become a believer over time. My [[Why compression clothes|review of the available research]] indicates that compression clothing is a worthwhile investment. Personally, I found wearing compression clothing while training improves comfort and reduces leg pain. I have found that wearing compression clothing does make a significant difference to recovery. Recovery compression tights reduce discomfort while they are worn, and they also reduce overall recovery times. I even [[Zeo Sleep Monitor|sleep ]] in compression tights on occasion.
==Training Tights==
These tights are explicitly designed for use while running and training.
===Saucony AMP PRO2 Recovery Tight (Highly Recommended)===
[[File:SMAPRT.JPG|none|thumb|x300px|Saucony AMP PRO2 Recovery Tight]]
These are my favorite recovery tights. They have mild compression and are remarkably comfortable. As recovery tights, there is no waistband, but I have no problems with them slipping down. I wear these during the day under jeans and sometimes [[Zeo Sleep Monitor|sleep ]] in them. They are made of a material called [ Cellaint] that claims to have special properties that help reduce pain, with some reasonable science based on treatment of diabetic patients. I'm not sure if it's the material or the design, but these are by far the most comfortable compression wear I've come across. [ Saucony AMP PRO2 Recovery Tight at]
===2XU Compression Recovery Tight (Highly Recommended)===
[[File:2XUMCRT-1.jpg|none|thumb|x300px|2XU Compression Recovery Tight]]
While these tights and not as comfortable as the Saucony’s, they provide a little more compression. They have a good waistband, with a drawstring which prevents them from falling down. I find myself wearing these as often as the Saucony’s, though they're not comfortable enough to [[Zeo Sleep Monitor|sleep ]] in. [ 2XU Compression Recovery Tight at]
===Skins RY400 Compression Tights (worth considering) ===
[[File:SkinsRY400.jpg|none|thumb|x300px|Skins RY400 Compression Tights]]