Thursday, October 5, 2017

Product Review: Skins A400 Women's Compression 3/4 Tight

Product Review:  Skins Compression A400 Women's Compression 3/4 Tights

Disclaimer:  I received a pair of the Skins Compression A400 3/4 Tights to review as part of being a BibRave Pro.  Learn more about becoming a BibRavePro (ambassador) and check out to review, find and write race reviews.

AHH!  I love these tights so much.  The end.

Ok, just kidding.

Skins has two handy tools to help you with sizing, both use your height and weight.  First there is the chart:

The other tool is the Size Calculator where you enter your exact height (in centimeters or inches) and your exact weight (in kilograms or pounds) and they tell you what size to order.  

My height and weight landed me in the size "small" camp using either tool.  I was impressed with the fit!

My three favorite features of these tights are:

I have been wearing these tights on runs for the last six weeks and I always love how smooth they look and feel.  NOTHING is jiggling around when you have them on, they don't move at all while running, and they are so so soft and buttery.  And on that note, they don't feel super tight while wearing them either. 

Call me a mom but the high rise pant is my sweet spot, particularly for running.  I cannot stand the feeling of things falling down.  These come up to just under my belly button which offers lumbar and core support.  I feel like my posture is amazing while running in these.  I also don't experience "crotch sag" in these either!

I am 5'10" and I liked how these do not land right at the knee.  Here we go with the mom talk again, but every since my pregnancies, I have a tender vein cluster in my inner left knee and some "capri" length tights (or high socks, for that matter) irritate this area.  I have no problems with these tights.

Other features include ADAPTIVE technology fabric which adjusts to temperatures.  We have had quite the temperature adjustments over the last six weeks.  First it was cool.  Then it was almost 100 degrees.  Now it is cool again.  I like how I could wear these and not feel super overheated at any point.

The dynamic gradient compression is designed to optimize your muscles for activity.  For this reason, I really enjoy wearing mine on recovery days for a little extra help on my recovery miles.

IF I COULD CHANGE ONE TINY THING about these it would be adding a small key pocket somewhere on them.  They have zero pockets.

Now for the fun part!  You can get 20% off your order of any Skins Compression gear using the code BIBRAVE20.  This code is good until the end of October 2017.

You can also join #BibChat on Tuesday October 10 at 8 PM on Twitter.  Follow @BibRave and @skins_usa for more details.

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