2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights

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The 2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights are perfect for anyone who is looking to do any kind of weight training, cross training, or running. In general, compression gear is great for any kind of exercise as it will help increase your blood flow to your muscles and help prevent any kind of muscle stiffness or strain. Runners and fitness junkies alike love the fact that they can put these on and go without having to worry about have sore and achy muscles after a long and vigorous workout. These tights are made out of breathable materials that will keep you cool and the moisture wicking feature helps ensure you stay dry as well. No need to worry about becoming overheated and soaked while you are in the middle of a run. Customers love these compression tights. They are made to give you powerful compression while still remaining lightweight and flexible. You are going to want to make sure you find something that is going to be tight in all the right places while still giving you enough stretch to move freely, the 2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights will give you all of that. They are a great pair of compression tights that customers fall in love with from the first time they wear them.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Great compression
  • Moisture-wicking
  • UPF 50+ sun protection
  • Antibacterial and anti-odor
Cons
  • High price tag
Use
Use

Use

Many athletes and runners use compression tights to hold their muscles in place while they are on the go. The tights help to improve your blood flow throughout your muscles and therefore will increase your athletic performance. Wearing compression tights can help reduce the risk of sore glutes, calf, and quad muscles after a long run or vigorous workout. Wearing compression tights is not essential for those who do a lot of running, but many runners do prefer them and recommend wearing them during or after their workouts to help with the muscle recovery process.

In addition to wearing these for fitness training and running, customers also use compression tights, or other pieces of compression gear, after a surgery to help them reduce their recovery time. Using compression tights helps bring oxygen-rich blood to your muscles more quickly and can help reduce the risk of blood clots which is very important, especially after you have any kind of surgery.

The 2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights specifically are designed to help speed up and repair your muscles after a workout by increasing your blood flow throughout your legs and helps to remove any lactic acid and prevents overuse injuries. These tights give you a great combination of compression, maximum flexibility, and a lightweight feel.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Breathability is important in compression tights, you do not want to wear something that has no airflow and feel like you are suffocating in them. You do not have to worry about that with the 2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights as they have a great amount of ventilation to increase the airflow and help keep you cool while you are wearing them. Some customers seemed to be surprised at just how breathable these tights are, most would not expect something that hugs your body so snugly would offer the amount of ventilation that these ones do. They are made out of both nylon and elastane (Invista LYCRA) which work together to give you amazing durability and fantastic airflow.

In addition to the great breathability of the materials that make up these tights, they also have moisture wicking yarns that will help keep you dry while out on the run. No need to worry about your sweat soaking through your tights and keeping you wet throughout your run. Customers appreciate that these tights can help keep them both cool and dry.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Customers love how comfortable the 2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights are. They are made using PWX (power, weight, and flex) fabric that gives you a great combination of a lightweight feel, great flexibility, and powerful compression. They have multi-directional stretch to them so you can move freely and naturally so your movements are not restricted at all. They may be very snug and tight fitting but you will not have to worry about your flexibility being compromised because of it. They have a 5 cm brushed inward facing elastic waistband for some added comfort.

When it comes to compression apparel of any kind it is important to note that they focus more on preventing any kind of discomfort rather than giving you amazing comfort when you are wearing them. Yes, the 2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights are comfortable to wear, however, their ability to ease your sore muscles is far superior. These pants are great at preventing any kind of muscle injury or discomfort when you are wearing them when you are working out, but they also help ease your existing pain from sore and overused muscles. The fact that the compression tights can increase your blood flow to your muscles helps prevent them from becoming sore after your workout and helps let you push harder and perform longer than you normally would if you were not wearing the compression gear. These pants are all about helping to prevent injury and ease sore muscles and they do an amazing job at it.
Size
Size

Size

When purchasing compression tights it is important to get the correct size for your body. In order to get maximum effectiveness and superior comfort, you are going to want to make sure that it is the right size and fits you well. 2XU provides customers with a size chart so it is recommended that you take a look at it and follow it when deciding what size is going to be best for you. The sizes for compression tights are based on your weight and height, not necessarily your measurements so make sure you consult the size chart. It is recommended that if you fall between two sizes that you should lean toward the smaller size to make sure you get all the benefits the pants can offer. Do not be fooled though, many customers believe they need to move up a size because they can be tricky to put on and they are super tight, but they are supposed to be that way. Make sure you get the right size for the best results.

The 2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights come is both regular and tall sizes. The tall sizes are only available in small and medium, whereas the regular sizes are available in sizes extra extra small through extra large. Customers who have purchased these pants have mentioned that the sizing chart is accurate and they fit fairly true to size for them.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The 2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights are made out of durable materials that are not going to suffer from premature wear and tear. 2XU makes sure that these pants are going to stand up to the toughest of workouts thanks to their proprietary materials that they use in the construction of these compression tights. They use their PWX (power, weight, and flex) technology which is their own signature material that gives them a great amount of strength and gives you increased compression and great flexibility while still being able to remain lightweight and comfortable.

The majority of the materials that make up the compression pants is nylon, which is extremely durable and is perfect for these tights as they will hold up during high impact workouts and withstand friction very well, both of which are super important for compression clothing. 2XU also uses Elastane in addition to the nylon in the construction of the compression pants. Elastane, better known as spandex, helps the tights by increasing the comfort level while making sure the stretch is going to be long lasting and not give out after only a short amount of time. You do not want to purchase a pair of compression pants that will lose their stretch after only wearing them a few times and you will not have that problem with the 2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights.
Accessories
Accessories

Accessories

The 2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights do not come with any additional accessories when you buy them. The only thing that you will receive when you purchase them is the tights themselves. Even though these pants do not actually come with any additional accessories that does not mean that customers do not use any other accessory with them. Many customers do not feel comfortable going for a run or to the gym in only these tights and they will opt to wear something over top of them, however, it is not necessary and you can definitely wear these pants by themselves.

There may not be any additional accessories with these tights but there are a couple of added advantages you get with them that you may not expect from some other tights on the market today. One thing that you will not have to worry about with these particular tights is sun protection while running outdoors, well on your legs anyway. These tights offer UPF 50+ sun protection so you can skip any sunblock on your legs and know that they will be protected. They are also antibacterial to help prevent any kind of bacteria that can cause odor which is something that many customers can appreciate.
Style
Style

Style

It is important to remember when purchasing these tights, or any other piece of compression clothing, that they are made to be skin tight and they are not very flattering to the wearer. The 2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights are made to be worn instead of your normal running pants so you will not have to wear any clothing layered on top of them, however, some customers choose to do so because of how snugly and form fitting they are. The pants really do leave nothing to the imagination so if you are a modest person you may not want to wear these out in public, or simply throw on a pair of shorts over top of them.

If you are the type of person who does not mind wearing snug fitting and skin tight clothes that will cling to you while you are running then you will probably like the look and the style of these compression pants. There are two different color options for these pants. You can choose from black, or black and green. The black ones are solid black, except for some green lettering on the waistband. The green and black are mostly black with some thin green stripes starting about mid-thigh and going down towards your feet getting progressively thicker. Regardless of what color you choose, the pants have stirrups that come down over your feet that give you a little more compression that many need in their ankles and lower legs. Customers, overall, seem to like the look and design of these compression tights.
Price
Price

Price

When it comes to purchasing anything, including compression tights, it is important to keep in mind that you are making an investment. With any kind of investment, you are going to have to pay some money up front and this is no different. So long as you make a good investment you will not have to worry about spending that money again for a while. That being said, the 2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights seem to be a very good investment. They are a good quality pair of compression pants that will not suffer from premature wear and tear and will last you a while. You will not have to worry about spending your money to replace them for quite some time. The MSRP, manufacturer's suggested retail price, of these pants rings up at $200 but as with many things these days you can generally find them online for a smaller price tag. These tights are great quality and customers believe that they go their monies worth out of them.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Designed to give you faster muscle recovery
-Compression will help reduce muscle stiffness, soreness, and swelling
-Lightweight and comfortable
-Made out of PWX (power, weight, and flex) fabrics
-Offers multi-directional stretch
-Flexible and breathable materials
-Help keep you dry thanks to moisture-wicking yarns
-Sun protection (UPF 50+)
-Antibacterial to help prevent odor
-Comes in regular and tall sizes
-Flatlock seams that will help reduce chafing
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are looking for an all-around good pair of compression tights then you have come to the right place. You will get great compression in all of the right places while still having the freedom to move naturally without any restrictions from your pants. You will still be able to do your running and workouts with no problem while wearing these and they will help prevent muscle soreness and fatigue while wearing them. Customers love the look and feel of the 2XU Power Recovery Compression Tights and would recommend them to their friends and family.