SKINS

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    Dec 28, 2011 11:12 AM GMT
    Anybody own Skins? They're pretty expensive, and I just want to know if all the "compression" really make a difference during workouts and other fitness related activities.
  • RJJB

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    Dec 28, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    I'm a big fan of UnderArmour compression. I've tried several other brands and keep going back to UA. I've never tried Skins, as I don't think they sell it nearby. But I've heard good things. There are cheaper nockoffs of UA and Skins, and they are OK for casual workouts, but for true compression, go with the real stuff. Besides being better, it lasts a whole lot longer. I've been wearing some of my UA for almost 10 years and it still looks new, if you take care of it and don't wash it in hot water or with bleach.
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    Dec 28, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    i don't think they do much of anything. i mean, i've never noticed that my arms or calves are cold during a workout. sure, some guys look hot wearing them but besides that....i don't see much point.
  • daveindenver

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    Dec 28, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    Unless you're trying to hide your gut, there's not a lot of reason to wear this stuff in the gym.
  • neon4u

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    Jan 14, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    The quality of Skins and 2XU (what pair I have) is much better than Under Armour. They are made using higher quality material and stitching. These will last a long time. This is why you are paying more for them. Under Armour is great too and more readily available for purchase. I own a few pair of UA and love them but think 2XU is much better.

    As far as making a difference in your workouts... For compression tops- most likely no. For compression bottoms such as shorts or running tights - when doing cardio such as running they most definately do. The compression aspect and tight fabric along with the wicking effect keep your legs warmer and sustain blood flow. Everyone knows that in the initial warm-up for running, say the first 10 min ~ 1 to 1.25 miles your legs need to be covered. Running tights do the best job at this and keeps them warm and are supportive.

    I'm sold on compression gear and walk into any sports store and you can see how popular they are. Now I'm not a world class athlete but am competitive and very active And when I watch track and field on TV every athlete is wearing compression gear.
  • neon4u

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    Feb 17, 2012 12:07 AM GMT
    Trying to buy a pair in white.
  • neon4u

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    May 08, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    Skins are hot. A must for all who run or cardio in general.