A few weeks ago I contacted Jordan with Tommie Copper asking if Allan & I could review their compression gear. I figured running my first half marathon would be a great time to see if all of the Tommie Copper praise that has blown up my blog reader in the past several months would hold true for us. After my first half marathon on Saturday I knew that wearing my Tommie Copper compression shirt and calf compression sleeves were a must unless I just wanted to be sore and in pain on Sunday and Monday. I put them on immediately after my shower and wore them out to lunch (under jeans and my half marathon finisher's shirt) and kept them on until I woke up Sunday morning.
|Allan sporting the beanie|
|Rocking my compression shirt and calf sleeves Saturday post-race|
In case you don't know anything about Tommie Copper (if you're in the runner blogger world you must have been under a rock since the spring) here's a little bit of information from my emails with Jordan:
"We have designed the first line of Copper Compression products comfortable enough to be worn all day. Until now, compression wear was designed primarily for athletes to be worn for short periods of time to increase performance, enhance recovery, and alleviate pain.
Today everyone can tap into these benefits with Tommie Copper's Cu29 Copper Compression products. The product line is enhanced with copper infused yarn and engineered to be worn all day, everyday. It acts as a support to aching joints and muscles, and delivers the benefits of copper at the point of your discomfort.
Tommie Copper compression garments are specifically designed to form-fit the user's physique. They are extremely comfortable and lightweight, unlike ordinary compression wear. Because of the enormous surface area of copper in our exclusive fabric, circulation and oxygen flow of the blood are greatly enhanced. Compression sleeves we have are:
- Men's and Women's Compression shirts
- Full Finger & Fingerless Compression gloves"
|Loooove the calf compression sleeves!|
|Allan left to his own devices posing in his knee sleeve and one of his calf sleeves|
We received all of these Tommie Copper items free of charge but the honest opinions expressed in this review are ours.