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Slowly but surely, I've become more of a believer in compression gear. After trying the Zensah calf sleeves and rocking my own knee sleeve for a while, I was excited by the idea of a thigh sleeve. Whenever I roll out, my thighs are always extremely tight. Could a sleeve make it better?
Ordering was pretty easy. I have pretty medium-sized thighs (is that even a thing?) so I went with the S/M sleeve. Compression gear shouldn't be too loose, or it won't have any of the right effects. After a few days, I received my one sleeve. They're sold as a single unit, which is okay for people like me who struggle with injuries on just one side of the body. For everyone else, I think having them as a set would be a lot better.
If you own any of Zensah's other compression products, the thigh sleeve is very similar to those. It's made of a stretchy, moisture-wicking material. It's easy and comfy to put on, and it doesn't chafe.
As some of my other pros have experienced, wearing this during recovery was way easier than wearing it during a workout. A big problem I was having was figuring out the best way to wear it. To borrow an expression from Angie, I always felt like I was stuffing my leg into a sausage casing. I wore it for a little on the treadmill, and it seemed to stay put better than it did for the other pros who tested it. I found it was easiest to wear while lounging/sleeping.
So what's the verdict? While I love the idea of a thigh sleeve, I'm not sure the design of this gave me the best results. I'd say it's definitely worth a shot for those of you who love compression gear. It's a neat concept that, combined with other Zensah products, will probably have a smooth result.
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And to learn what my fellow pros have to say, visit them at:
Angie - https://marathang.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/zensah-thigh-sleeve-product-review/
Christine – https://drrunner.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/product-review-zensah-thigh-sleeve/
Haley – http://runnertransformed.com/2015/09/06/zensah-compression-thigh-sleeve-a-review/
Jess – http://seejessrun711.blogspot.com/2015/09/zensah-thigh-sleeve-review.html
Brandon – https://runnerandthebride.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/gear-review-zensah-thigh-sleeve/
Laurel – https://runningtohappiness.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/zensah-compression-thigh-sleeve-review/
Elizabeth – http://www.trainwithbain.com/zensah-thigh-sleeve/
Laura – https://presentlyrunning.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/zensah-thigh-compression-sleeve-review/
Kim – http://kimmaves.tumblr.com/post/128585354462/zensah-thigh-compression-sleeve
Heather – http://www.heatherrunsthirteenpointone.com/2015/09/zensah-thigh-sleeve-review.html
I'm Jenn! I'm a baker, blogger, sorta-runner, and writer living in Jacksonville, Florida!