2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights

The 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights are a great pair of compression tights for anyone who does any kind of running, weight training, or cross-training. Compression gear, in general, is great for any kind of exercise, as it will increase blood flow to your muscles helping to prevent any kind of injury or muscle strain. Runners love that they can put these on and not have to worry too much about their muscles hurting or being fatigued after a long run or strenuous workout. These tights will keep your muscles warm to help prevent strain, but they are also breathable to keep you cool, and moisture wicking to help keep you dry. The tights are also going to save you energy, as your body will not have to work harder to decrease the vibrations of your muscles which will cause tissue damage, the compression will help stabilize those muscles so your body does not have to work harder to do that for you. Customers absolutely love these compression tights, they sing high praises for them. The way that these compression tights are constructed is made to give you extremely powerful compression while remaining ultra lightweight and exceptionally flexible. You are going to want something that is going to be tight where it needs to be but also allows the flexibility and freedom to move naturally, and you will absolutely have that with these tights. They are an all-around good pair of compression tights that you will fall in love with after just one use.

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Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Super comfortable
  • Made out of materials that are going to last
  • Breathable and allows for great airflow to keep you cool
  • Compression in all of the right places
  • Made with moisture-wicking materials to keep you dry
  • Perfect for any kind of exercise
  • UPF 50+ to give you protection from the sun
  • Antibacterial and anti-odor treatment so you can skip a wash or two if you wanted
  • Cons
    • Some customers stated that these can be slightly see through
    • These are on the high end when it comes to price
    • Key Features
      Use
      The 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights are meant to be worn as a replacement for regular pants. These pants are ideal for anyone who does any kind of running or weight training. Compression tights are amazing for runners because it helps to increase blood circulation to make sure your muscles are getting enough oxygen. The tights will keep your muscles warm when you are running to help prevent injury or muscle strain. The compression tights are also going to help you stabilize your muscles and help to reduce the vibrations from your muscles and your risk of tissue damage. Your body can help prevent the tissue damage on its own but it will use up your energy to do so, therefore with tights, you can use that saved energy for your run. Customers love the fact that these compression tights will allow for increased blood flow through your arteries and that, in turn, will help you increase your performance and endurance giving you a much better run.

      In addition to wearing these when running, a lot of customers will use these, or other pieces of compression gear, after a surgery because it will help decrease your recovery time. The use of the compression tights will deliver oxygen-rich blood to your muscles more quickly than without it, and this will help prevent blood clots, which is extremely important, especially after any kind of surgery.
      Breathability
      The 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights are surprisingly breathable. A lot of customers were surprised by just how breathable these pants are; you would not think that something that hugs your body the way these are meant to would offer any kind of ventilation but they really do. These compression tights are made out of a mixture of nylon and Elastane (Invista LYCRA) which work together to make them extremely durable, but it also allows for amazing airflow that will help prevent you from overheating while running or training in these tights.

      In addition to these tights being breathable, they are also made with moisture-wicking technology to keep you dry while you are working out. The tights help to draw moisture away from your body faster and therefore allow it to evaporate quickly to keep you dry. The compression tights are made with flatlock seams that are going to help prevent chafing, which is important. You do not want to have to worry about any kind of chafing or skin irritation while you are wearing these pants.
      Comfort
      Customers love how comfortable the 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights are. The tights are made using PWX (power-weight-flex) fabric that provides you with an amazing combination of a lightweight feel, exceptional flexibility, and an amazingly powerful compression. The pants feature a drawstring elastic waistband that will make sure they are going to give you a comfortable and secure fit. Customers commented that the waistband of these tights are wider than other compression tights and it makes them fit even more comfortably which is great.

      These tights are comfortable to wear, but something to note about any kind of compression clothing is they are geared more toward preventing discomfort rather than providing you with comfort. That being said, the 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights are phenomenal at preventing injury and discomfort. The MCS (muscle contaminate stamping) give you added compression targeted at the calves and quads to help reduce muscle fatigue and it gives you much better support. The ability for these to increase your blood flow to your muscles help prevent you from having sore and uncomfortable muscles after your workout while still allowing you to push harder and perform longer than you would without the compression gear. These compression tights are all about preventing injury and discomfort and they do a fantastic job at that.
      Size
      It is incredibly important that you get the proper size of compression tights for your body. You are going to want to make sure you get the right size and the right fit for maximum effectiveness and comfort. 2XU provides you with a size chart and it is advisable that you follow that when deciding what size you are going to purchase. The compression tights are estimated to fit runners that are between 100 and 300 pounds with an estimated average height of 5 feet to 7 feet. Keep in mind that these are just estimates and it is wise to consult the sizing chart before deciding if these are the right option for you.

      The 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights are available in both regular and tall sizes, as they want to be able to reach runners of all body types. The compression tights can be purchased in sizes ranging from small to XX-Large. Customers have commented that these pants fit true to size so you should not have a problem getting the size that will fit you the best.
      Durability
      The 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights are made out of extremely durable materials and they are made to last. 2XU makes sure that these are going to stand up to even the toughest of workouts due to the use of their own proprietary material that makes up the construction of these compression tights. The use of their PWX (power weight flex) fabric is their own signature material that is exceptionally strong and gives you heightened compression and flexibility while still remaining lightweight.

      The nylon that makes up most of the fabric in these compression tights is a highly durable material and are perfect for these tights as they will withstand friction and high impact which is important when purchasing any kind of compression tights. In addition to the nylon, 2XU incorporated Elastane, better known as spandex, into the materials of the tights to increase the comfort while making sure the stretch is going to be long-lasting. You do not want to have a pair of compression tights that are going to lose their stretch rather quickly, and you will not have to worry about that when it comes to the 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights.
      Accessories
      The 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights do not come with any additional accessories when you purchase them. The only thing you will receive when making the purchase will be the compression tights. Just because these compression tights do not actually come with any accessories, however, does not mean that they cannot support additional accessories. The compression tights do come with a small internal pocket, although it is so small and is in a poor location so it is not really useful for carrying much.
      Style
      It is important to keep in mind when purchasing the 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights, or any other compression garment, that they are skin tight and not very flattering for the wearer. These tights are meant to be worn in place of your normal running pants so you will not have any clothing layered over top of them. These pants leave nothing to the imagination. That being said, if you are a modest person and lack confidence then you might not feel comfortable wearing these out in public.

      If you are a confident person and you do not mind wearing skin tight clothes that cling to your body while you are running, then you may like the look and style of these pants. Customers like that they are plain and simple, black with an X printed on the side of one of the legs. Customers can choose between a white X or a black one that blends in with the black of the pants. Both the men's and women's styles of the tight are available in the same two colors.
      Price
      The 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights are a little bit on the pricey side, running a little more than other compression tights. You should keep in mind that anything you purchase for running or exercise in general is going to be an investment and that goes for these as well. Yes, these are a bit pricey but they are made extremely well and they will last you a long time. You will have to spend a decent amount of money up front, but you will only have to pay the price one time and not have to worry about it for a while. The MSRP (manufacturers suggested retail price) of these compression tights is $119.95, but as with most anything these days you can find them on sale somewhere for a much cheaper price.

      Customers have commented that they love the 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights and that they were well worth every penny they spent on them. Even paying the full retail price for these compression tights you are definitely going to get your money's worth.
      Key Features
      -The Lycra fabric allows for amazing support and comfort without sacrificing breathability
      -The compression is aimed to improve your circulation
      -MCS gives you targeted compression to your calves and quads
      -Help reduce muscle fatigue
      -Amazing stability
      -Utilizes their proprietary PWX fabric to give you great compression, awesome flexibility, and keeps them lightweight and comfortable
      -Wide drawstring elastic waistband to keep them comfortable while ensuring a snug fit
      -Moisture wicking technology to keep you dry
      -Uses flatlock seams to prevent chafing and skin irritation
      -50+ UPF to protect you from the sun
      Bottom Line
      The bottom line is that these are an all-around great pair of compression tights that customers just fell in love with. The tights give you amazing compression in all the right places to keep your muscles happy and help prevent them from wearing out too quickly. This is going to let you run, or workout, longer and harder so you can make the most out of your workout. The 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights are extremely comfortable, but more than that, they are going to prevent you from discomfort in the middle of your run and after. Customers are impressed with just how breathable these are considering they are meant to be skin tight. They have great ventilation to keep you cool while on the run and they are also made out of a moisture wicking material to keep you dry as well. Customers stated that they were definitely not disappointed with their purchase of these compression tights.
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