Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

kristalite

How tight should compression tights be?

Recommended Posts

Hi All,

How tight should compression tights be? I understand it should be tight else it defeats the purpose of being a compression tights.

I bought 2 pairs of CW-X compression tights from Amazon website recently. I followed the size chart according to my weight and height. I fall into the XS category though i think i fall into the grey area of XS and S. After reading people's reviews, they chose the smaller size if they are in the grey area.

I could fit into the tights with "much effort". I say "much effort" because this is my 1st time putting on the compression tights as compared to normal pants. I havent test run with it and I'm worried i might bruised from the "tightness". Just wondering if i should return for an exchange?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Basing on 2xU size chart, i shld be a S....

but i have both XXS and XS....XXS is reali reali tight, XS is feels normal, but i prefer to run in the XXS, somehow i feel XS doesnt give me enough compression...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi All,

How tight should compression tights be? I understand it should be tight else it defeats the purpose of being a compression tights.

I bought 2 pairs of CW-X compression tights from Amazon website recently. I followed the size chart according to my weight and height. I fall into the XS category though i think i fall into the grey area of XS and S. After reading people's reviews, they chose the smaller size if they are in the grey area.

I could fit into the tights with "much effort". I say "much effort" because this is my 1st time putting on the compression tights as compared to normal pants. I havent test run with it and I'm worried i might bruised from the "tightness". Just wondering if i should return for an exchange?

bruised??? bruised from what? if you can wear it and it does not restrict your movement, then i think it should be ok.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dirtbike, i read that 2XU material is thinner than CW-X. So I'm guessing thinner material should be more "stretchable" compared to the thicker CW-X. I'm a female and females tend to be curvier than men. Men's figure is like a ruler. :icecream:

auron, bruised from the tightness. It's like restricting blood circulation.

I want to approach those runners who are running with their compression tights if i can feel it on them. But how to? They will think i'm a pervert. :shiftyninja:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dirtbike, i read that 2XU material is thinner than CW-X. So I'm guessing thinner material should be more "stretchable" compared to the thicker CW-X. I'm a female and females tend to be curvier than men. Men's figure is like a ruler. :icecream:

auron, bruised from the tightness. It's like restricting blood circulation.

I want to approach those runners who are running with their compression tights if i can feel it on them. But how to? They will think i'm a pervert. :shiftyninja:

Lolz...some men also got butt hor....

Maybe u can just visit any shops that sell Skin/2xU tights, try them and ask the sales staff for advice...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dirtbike, i read that 2XU material is thinner than CW-X. So I'm guessing thinner material should be more "stretchable" compared to the thicker CW-X. I'm a female and females tend to be curvier than men. Men's figure is like a ruler. :icecream:

auron, bruised from the tightness. It's like restricting blood circulation.

I want to approach those runners who are running with their compression tights if i can feel it on them. But how to? They will think i'm a pervert. :shiftyninja:

i also got buy cw-x from amazon...

my first compression tight... n yes, i feel that they are tight. the full tight is even worst... got to spend maybe like 5 minutes to slowly put it on...

what i can suggest is to put on your tight, go for a short run and slowly increasing the mileage... at least if your got bruised, then it will not be too bad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

whatever it is, PLEASE do not wear thin-out tights (due to wear and tear or otherwise), especially the guys. i have seen a guy wearing one and the material wass so thin that there was no support at all. his ding dongs were swinging in all directions.......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd say go with the sizing chart recommendation if you're going to wear it out for runs, and go one size smaller if you're wearing it for recovery purposes. :)

@ tekko: Wasn't there some forum thread last year about runners with obscenely coloured tights? (WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN CANNOT BE UNSEEN. :| )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

whatever it is, PLEASE do not wear thin-out tights (due to wear and tear or otherwise), especially the guys. i have seen a guy wearing one and the material wass so thin that there was no support at all. his ding dongs were swinging in all directions.......

dun mess with that.. that is how he stay balanced. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi All,

How tight should compression tights be? I understand it should be tight else it defeats the purpose of being a compression tights.

I bought 2 pairs of CW-X compression tights from Amazon website recently. I followed the size chart according to my weight and height. I fall into the XS category though i think i fall into the grey area of XS and S. After reading people's reviews, they chose the smaller size if they are in the grey area.

I could fit into the tights with "much effort". I say "much effort" because this is my 1st time putting on the compression tights as compared to normal pants. I havent test run with it and I'm worried i might bruised from the "tightness". Just wondering if i should return for an exchange?

According to some salesperson, to test the appropriate "tightness", try pinching the surface of the tights and pull away from you after wearing, if you can still pull then it's not tight enough.

Don't think you will get bruises from the "tightness", the tightness in all retail compression garments should be below medical grade and safe to wear. Those really tight garments that may restrict blood circulation need to be prescribed by Dr.

Not sure about CW-X, i only have Zoot and 2XU.

For Zoot, also took me > 5 mins. to put on during 1st attempt. 2XU is definitely much thinner and looses the elasticity after much wearing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd say go with the sizing chart recommendation if you're going to wear it out for runs, and go one size smaller if you're wearing it for recovery purposes. :)

@ tekko: Wasn't there some forum thread last year about runners with obscenely coloured tights? (WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN CANNOT BE UNSEEN. :| )

You referring to my blog post here?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

46123, when i "pinch" the surface of the tights, i will pinch myself too. So i guess mine is of the "right" fit. I think S will be too long for me since for XS, i have excess fabric behind my knee cap.

My dad had to wear compression socks after his heart bypass surgery. I wonder if i will get weird stares when i wear his socks out for my runs.

Compression tights arent very healthy for men who are trying to conceive. Birth rate for Singapore is already at an all time low. So Singaporean men, please do not contribute to the low fertility rate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd say go with the sizing chart recommendation if you're going to wear it out for runs, and go one size smaller if you're wearing it for recovery purposes. :)

@ tekko: Wasn't there some forum thread last year about runners with obscenely coloured tights? (WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN CANNOT BE UNSEEN. :| )

You referring to my blog post here?

I actually meant some other forum thread where there was a photo of a guy with the Union Jack on his undies that was visible through his thin blue tights... Your blog post is :ph34r: though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...

My dad had to wear compression socks after his heart bypass surgery. I wonder if i will get weird stares when i wear his socks out for my runs.

...

Other runners may think you are on certain "therapy"... anyway will not suggest you wear medical grade compression socks for long distance runs, not sure what's the consequences..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi All,

How tight should compression tights be? I understand it should be tight else it defeats the purpose of being a compression tights.

I bought 2 pairs of CW-X compression tights from Amazon website recently. I followed the size chart according to my weight and height. I fall into the XS category though i think i fall into the grey area of XS and S. After reading people's reviews, they chose the smaller size if they are in the grey area.

I could fit into the tights with "much effort". I say "much effort" because this is my 1st time putting on the compression tights as compared to normal pants. I havent test run with it and I'm worried i might bruised from the "tightness". Just wondering if i should return for an exchange?

if it's a little tight, ok, but not till u can feel your blood being constricted.

after wearing a few times, washing...etc, the material will loosen.

no worries.

If you fall into the grey area for CW-X like me, I opted for the smaller size.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wore my Nike Core compression tights for the SCMS full marathon. It's my first marathon in compression tights. I m supposed to be a sz M but the Running Lab staff advise me to go for sz S for a tighter compression. So I guess the tighter the better. I have slight difficulty wearing it too btw.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought the 2XU compression tight at the SCMS expo, according to chart i wearing M, tried for the SCMS 10km, feel very comfortable and I have my PB.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sorry, abit off topic but i really wish to stress the point to all guys to NOT WEAR TIGHTS walking around. i've seen guys walking ard hawker centres in their tights. even if you just finished a workout or what please have the decency to not walk ard in your tights, wear a pair of shorts over, get a change of clothes. please.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



  • Upcoming Events

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • ^ I was thinking the same thing. I was optimistically hoping for the outbreak to mellow down by summer (for the northern hemisphere) but then I realise even if that happens, the underlying tension might still be there. So I'm just going to sit out on all international marathons until WHO declares the end of pandemic. Support local events for now!     
    • 2:55! Wow!😅  I don't think I'll ever get to that level since I'm getting on in years... I did consider doing the Sydney Marathon (September) or the CIty to Surf for Active Marathon in Perth (August) instead of my Oct or Nov race, but I'm hesitating. (I don't know if I'll get flagged/scolded by the admins for saying this here) but in Australia I occasionally come across people who, uhm let me just describe as... "not nice". They may not be openly shaking their fists in your face telling you to get out of their country, but they sure will make you feel unwelcome- even if you're not doing anything wrong, are acting on your best manners, and speak fluent English (I grew up in America). You know what I mean? 😓 Now with this virus scare going on, I'm worried they may not treat Asians too well (or even worse) 😨 The world is a big place, and there are many other places to go to in the meantime...
    • Oh, these seem to be nice running routes! I've copied the pictures and am studying them on Google maps. All the way to Changi, that seems fun!!! Thanks to posfe2 & kohpapa! 😊 Hopefully they won't cancel though, so I won't have to DIY a long run 😅    By the way, I did a relaxed 33km LSD today, two months too early for Sundown in May! 😜😜😜 Just my little act of defiance to Covid-19. While we have to be careful, I won't let my worry about this virus control my life exessively.  Hopefully, this optimism may inspire other people as well. We prepare for the worst, but hope for the best! 🥴 #Fight, Wuhan!!! #Fight, Singapore!!! #Korea, Fighting!!! #Ganbatte, Nippon!!! (Japan do your best!) #Fight, Manila!!!
    • Milano City Marathon (Italy) Sunday 5 April 2020 (extract from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milano_City_Marathon) The Milano City Marathon is a marathon race held every April in Milan, Italy. It was first organised in 2000 by the Milano City Marathon Club and the first nine editions were held in November. About Milano Marathon  (extracted info -https://www.generalimilanomarathon.it/en/the-marathon/)       Refund Application Form Padova Marathon (Italy) Sunday 19 April 2020 (FAQ extract from http://www.padovamarathon.com/en/faq/)     Update : Italy PM announces halt to entry and exit from COVID-19 hotspots (info - https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/italy-pm-announces-halt-to-entry-and-exit-from-covid-19-hotspots-12461774)      
    • The MetaSprint Series Duathlon and Triathlon events are scheduled to proceed as planned: "in an open space, you won't catch the virus from a passing person".  (info - https://www.metasprintseries.com/covid-19-update/)    
×
×
  • Create New...