Nike Pro Combat
How tight are they supposed to be?
I purchased two pairs and they arrived today. At 6'2'' 195lb the sizing chart placed me between medium and large and i decided to go with medium. Although it seems ridiculous i think i should have gotten the small. The compression level seems almost identical to my standard compression tights that i play basketball in and are also a medium. considering these are supposed to be specifically for recovery i assumed they would much tighter then standard compression tights that are a third if the price. On the positive side these appear to be more comfortable then my standard tights. The question i am left with is how tight are they supposed to be since these are my first recovery specific tights
bought these tights to wear on my flight from Australia to Brazil.. about 35-40hours of travelling!
Great tights. Fairly comfortable and not too tight (for a pair of tights, I guess).
I question the durability though. After about 10 or so hours of wear (sitting down on the plane that is) I noticed the swoosh was starting to peel a bit. Not the end of the world, but not the best place to put it!
Love this product. Very worth the money. Fits well, very comfortable.
After debating whether to by these tights, I decided to give this tights a try. When I got the tights in the mail, I have to say I was impressed. The quality of the material is great and so is the fit. However, I'm still not sure what to where under these tights...
From A Weightlifter/Crossfitter
As someone who likes to weightlift, I use my legs to squat on a daily basis. Add that to Crossfit, I can become pretty wrecked fairly quickly. These are my first pair of recovery tights and have been shopping around before stumbling to Nike's newest product. Because I have a tendency to hop on anything branded 'Nike' I decided to give these a try.
The science in recovery tights (with my limited knowledge in this area) is sound and with heavy days of squatting (from snatches, cleans, front and back squats) these were welcomed and helpful in my recovery. To hop back into heavy lifting after a couple weeks off and feel a lot better than I usually would without the tights, I would recommend any athlete to get a pair. As a coach, I was already complemented by several of our athletes by the uniqueness of these. (I wear these immediately after training and while sleeping)
However, my first couple wears ended up peeling the swoosh on the left knee. Also, these are incredibly see through. Just sitting in a chair you can see my thighs and my compression underwear underneath it.
I'm 5'8" 200# and picked up a medium. I'm wondering if a large would be better to keep them from stretching out too much, but didn't want to shortchange myself on the tightness these should have for recovery.
Overall, the packaging on this is great. The zipper pouch this comes with can be used for many other things. Fits well (unfortunately see through), looks awesome, and does the job.