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My hamstrings and quads get tired when I bike a lot. Now that the weather is nice and I am back on my bike, it’s not uncommon for me to awake in the middle of the night with hamstring cramps. Calf compression sleeves are easy to find but it I’ve wanted a pair of thigh compression sleeves for quite some time.
I jumped at the chance to review the thigh compression sleeves by CompressionZ. I’ve used the compression sleeves while riding and sleeping. While I like them, I didn’t fall in love with them. First, I used the sizing chart and ordered a large. That was my first mistake. I really needed a size smaller and would suggest sizing down. The fabric is a thinner fabric, like biker shorts. This gives a light compression. Those looking for a lot of compression probably wouldn’t be happy with these. Because I ordered the wrong size, they did not stay up well while riding nor did they offer the level of compression I would like.
What I did like is that the compression sleeves were easy to sleep in. I get hot at night and worried that having them on would make sleeping unbearable but they did not. I didn’t get leg cramps while sleeping with the sleeves. The thinner fabric is comfortable and holds up well during wash. I did wash them in cold water and let them hang dry. The sleeves also helped keep my legs warm during riding. I also like the price. The $19.99 is a fair price for the fabric type. I would rather pay less and make sure I’m going to like compression sleeves than pay for an expensive pair and not like them.