Saturday, January 23, 2016

Product Review: 2XU Hyoptik Thermal Compression Tights (Men's)

2XU's Hyoptik Thermal Compression Tights, Men's.

Disclaimer: I received a pair of 2XU Hyoptik Thermal Compression Tights as part of being a BibRave Pro.  Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador) and check out to review, find, and write race reviews!

Back before the new year, I received a pair of 2XU Hyoptik Thermal Compression Tights to test out. This was perfect timing as I was nearing my goal of completing 1200 miles for 2015 and the weather was getting colder out here in Iowa.  One major difference I noticed right away with the Hyoptiks compared to the Elite MCS Compression Tights was that the Hyoptiks are definitely of a thicker material, and even though I took a large tall in the MCS, a large regular in the Hyoptiks fit fine. This is a pair of tights that you could easily use for a cold Fall or Spring day and not need any other layer on your legs.  However, winter in Iowa brings very cold temps and higher winds, meaning you often need at least two layers on your legs.  I typically ran with these underneath a pair of wind pants that I have which add no warmth, just protection.  That pairing has and continues to work well.  I ran today in the early morning with the feel like temp just barely sneaking over into the double digits.

The logos are reflective for low light visibility to oncoming traffic.

The graduated compression on the Hyoptiks seems just right.  It's not too tight, not too loose, just right as Goldilocks would say.  They are firm and supportive.  The tights are antibacterial and UPF50+ if you are heading out for a sunny day in the winter. They seem to wick pretty well which is important when sweating at this time of the year, especially when running into a dry, blustery wind. The Hyoptiks would also make a great ski layer.  The combination of warmth and compression would be awesome for a warmer downhill day on the mountains or in the woods cross-country skiing.  

The packaging for the Hyoptik Thermal Compression Tights.
Check out and get yourself a pair.  You'll be glad you did as you train through these winter months!  

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