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- CoolMax fabric wicks moisture away from your body to help you cool down faster
- Strategically placed Support Web fabric helps stabilize your muscles and reduce fatigue-causing vibration
- UV-blocking technology protects your skin from sun exposure
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The size chart is accurate. Getting in and out of it isn't easy, but that's expected since it's meant to be tighter than wool leggings. The crisscross knee support system has the effect of straightening your leg. This is intended to make it easier when stepping up (e.g., stairs, climbing, etc.) so that there's less pressure on the knee during the motion. But I now feel my damaged knee more when I stand or walk because the straightened position somehow counteracts whatever coping mechanisms my body developed in the standing and walking positions.
That is, when your knee is damaged, my doctor tells me that you naturally develop a posture and a walk gait that lessens the pain. Usually, this includes a slight turn in your torso towards the injured knee and putting more weight on the uninjured leg. Somehow, this device confounds those coping mechanisms so that I feel the knee again (like I did when it first started to bother me).
I don't know whether feeling is a good thing or a bad thing. I suppose more pain is fine in noncritical moments of movement if that means pressure is taken off during critical moments of certain movements.
It's stranglely warm and breezy at the same time. You can feel the air flow, but it also retains body heat. It's not like a scuba suit though (which works by trapping water against your body so that your body can warm it). The air circulates fairly easily. So I imagine windy days might be cold. If I can update this after a windy day, I will.
I highly recommend this product.
I had a hamstring pull right before it turned cold here in Wisconsin. With these tights, I got the warmth needed and especially the compression in the hamstring area.