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Skins RY400 Compression Tights Review – Muscle Pain Sorted?

My review of the Skins RY400 Compression tights. A short backstory as to why I did this review. I use compression pants after a heavy leg day, and up until now, I’ve used Nike’s Pro Combat tights range. (the review is here). After a friend who runs regularly recommended I try ‘Skins’ brand of compression pants I thought I’ll give them a go, see if I’m missing out on anything. So I bought a pair of Skins RY400 recovery tights to try them out for myself. 

Pros

Effective – The amount of time I spent unable to move properly was greatly reduced.

Strong materials felt reassuring that these wouldn’t rip after a short period of time.

Cons

Price may be a little high for some.

More info: Skins.com

Skins RY400 Compression Tights Review

Firstly, Why do I use Compression Tights?

Mainly for recovery. Firstly, I don’t believe that compression pants make you run faster or jump higher in any way, I ignore those parts of the marketing blurb and I’ve yet to see that actually proven. But when I have had a really tough leg workout and I just know that in the days following I’m likely to have sore muscles, I throw them on and my soreness is nowhere near as bad as without them and I’m ready for my next leg workout much sooner.

Off I headed to their website to check them out. Up until this point, I have sworn by my Nike Compression pants. I own about 3 pairs now and I wear them a lot, maybe too much. I sleep in them too sometimes! So I find myself actually quite skeptical. I’ll test these skins pants fairly no doubt, but they’ll have to go some way for me to say they’re better than my Nike’s I’ll just say that now. I’ll try my best to remain impartial and fair as you the reader would expect me to be.

 

This is the criteria I used to make my judgment: Watch full video here

  • Materials – Compression pants need to be tugged and pulled to be put on because they fit tightly, the material needs to be strong and thick in order to withstand the roughness. You don’t want to feel your compression pants rip upon putting them on so I gotta make sure the materials are good quality.
  • Effectiveness – do they actually do a good job or soothing my muscle soreness or DOMS after a heavy leg day?
  • Cost – Very important. I don’t expect them to be cheap, but at the same time, I don’t expect them to be ridiculously expensive.