Compressport Calf Sleeves

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Compressport Calf SleevesReview Facts
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Compressport is a Swiss company that creates compression gear, like the Compressport Calf Sleeves, for recovery and sport. While there’s contradicting evidence regarding the benefits of compression gear for athletic performance and recovery, many users find some kind of benefit in using this type of gear. It’s hard to deny that wearing compression calf sleeves or sock provides a nice bit of support for a run. Afterwards, whether it’s a placebo effect or not, wearing compression gear for recovery feels good. Just the right amount of compression can help you to get back on your feet quicker after a long hard run. This type of sleeve is particularly popular with triathletes but you don’t need to be a professional to purchase and use Compressport Calf Sleeves.

Pros
  • Provide good compression
  • Lightweight
  • Supportive
  • Quality construction
  • Nice design
  • Variety of color choices
Cons
  • Pricey
Use
Use

Use

The Compressport Calf Sleeves are intended to be worn during a workout to reduce muscle fatigue post-run. They are equally suitable for post-workout wear to soothe sore muscles and encourage speedier recovery. Compression is purported to quicken recovery and provide support to muscles during a workout. You can also use compression gear like the Compressport Calf Sleeves if you are concerned about the effects of air travel. Compression will help encourage circulation if one has to sit for long periods of time on overseas flights.

Reviewers who tried the Compresssport Calf Sleeves were happy with the amount of compression delivered by the gear and liked the support they provided, as well. Remember, these are sleeves so you'll need to wear socks with this product. Choosing a compression sleeve over a sock allows users to wear their favorite socks and avoid sizing discrepancies that may occur between calf circumference and foot length. While many pieces of compression gear are tough to put on, the Compresssport Calf Sleeves feature a looser bottom portion, which makes the sleeve easier to get on and off. The top area, too, is slightly stretchier to allow for a comfortable.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Compressport Calf Sleeves company says that the sleeves do not retain moisture making them very breathable. Reviewers seemed to agree that this claim was completely valid. The sleeves dry quickly and do not soak up the sweat. As mentioned, the fact that you can still wear your favorite socks with these is a nice bonus. You can be sure that your feet are just as comfortable as your calves.

We'd also like to add one additional comment regarding this type of gear. Never put your Compressport Calf Sleeves in the dryer. Follow the wash and care guidelines outlined by the manufacturer. Putting your Compressport Calf Sleeves in the dryer may cause them to shrink excessively or lose their elasticity and thus their compressive properties.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Reviewers who tried the Compressport Calf Sleeves found them to fit very well and liked that they delivered just the right amount of compression. The top and bottom portions of the Compressport Calf Sleeves are slightly looser to ensure a comfortable fit. Reviewers also liked the feel of the fabric, saying it was nice and soft against the skin. Many also added that the supportive fit really helped to lessen bounce on the run.
Size
Size

Size

The Compressport Calf Sleeves comes in four sizes. Don't rely on your regular sock size to guide you in choosing the right size for these sleeves. Pay close attention to the company's size chart since it goes by calf circumference. Don't guess your size, take the time to measure your calf circumference with a soft measuring tape. If you're in between sizes, it's recommended that you size down to ensure you get a good amount of compression. Overall, reviewers found the fit to be true to size but mentioned it was somewhat tough to put on the sleeves, even with the looser bottom and top edges. For those with larger ankles, the finding the right fit may be a bit difficult.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Compressport Calf Sleeves are made of supposedly tear-proof material. Reviewers seemed fairly pleased with the Compressport Calf Sleeves' construction. Most felt that the quality was on par with the price they paid.
Accessories
Accessories

Accessories

The Compressport Calf Sleeves do not come with nor are they meant to be used with accessories. You will, however, need to wear socks with this compression product since it's worn around the calves and there is no bottom sock portion.
Style
Style

Style

The Compressport Calf Sleeves are available in an array of colors including: black, neon green & yellow, pink, orange, blue, purple, red, and white. If you're looking for a specific color, chances are you'll find it. The colors are vibrant and bright and seem to hold up even when washed.
Price
Price

Price

The Compressport Calf Sleeves are expensive, but that's not out of the ordinary for compression gear. The sleeves are a quality product and should hold up to heavy use. Some reviewers still found issue with the price, however, saying that while the sleeves were comfortable and high-quality, the price was still quite steep. Any compression gear will usually cost more than regular running or athletic wear. Compression gear is not the best option for those on a budget.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Made with Massaging material
- 360-degree compression
- Lightweight design
- Extremely breathable
- Tear-proof design
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you can afford to add some compression gear to your sock drawer, the Compressport Calf Sleeves are an excellent option. There's an array of colors to choose from and the sleeves provide excellent compression that feels supportive and comfortable. The sleeves can be worn both during and after a run and when worn barely feel like they're there at all thanks to a lightweight construction.

If you've been looking for a compression product for your calves, the Compressport Calf Sleeves are an excellent choice. Remember, you don't need to be a professional athlete to benefit from a pair of compression calf sleeves. Runners of all ability levels should consider the potential benefits of owning and using compression gear for training and recovery.