Yesterday it was announced that 2Xu has signed a three-year deal to be the official compression gear sponsor for skier Ted Ligety. The company, which is already the official compression supplier for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has now entered into a partnership with the 2006 gold medalist and four-time World Champion until 2015.
Now, typically this isn’t the kind of story I’d share on the Adventure Blog, but I’m a recent convert to 2Xu gear. I bought a pair of their compression shorts for running back in December and have fallen in love with the quality and performance of the product. At the same time, I also picked up a pair of compression socks, which I was told could aid in recovery and preventing injury. Since then, I’ve been wearing those socks after every long run and I have to admit my legs don’t feel nearly as tired and spent the following day.
I haven’t tried the company’s Thermal Compression line, which is what skiers and snowboarders use, but I’d be willing to bet that they’re excellent as well. In fact, I intend to add more of their gear to my outdoor wardrobe in the near future based on just how much I already like the products I have.
If you’re a runner, triathlete, cyclist, swimmer or skier/snowboarder and you’re looking for quality compression gear for your next competition or workout, I’d give 2Xu a big thumbs up. It is a bit pricier than the stuff you’re going to find in your local big box store, but we all know that when it comes to performance gear, you get what you pay for. This is is impressive gear to say the least and I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I have.
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