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Skins Compression Gear
SKINS are designed to increase the flow of oxygen to muscles. We achieve this in two key ways:
SKINS gradient compression has been engineered to provide the correct level of surface pressure to specific body parts, enhancing circulation and delivering more oxygen to active muscles. Improved circulation also helps to eliminate lactic acid build-up and other metabolic wastes so you can go harder for longer and recover faster.
The fabric in SKINS Compression is warp knitted using multiple fine quality yarns to give superior performance. Warp knit fabrics have no natural stretch – instead, the spandex mix ensures specific levels of elasticity and perfectly controlled compression. Some other compression brands use circular kit which has a natural stretch, making it hard to maintain the correct level of compression. Circular knit fabrics are also less durable and likely to run if snagged.
Warp knit construction has a ‘float line’ between loops to aid moisture management. Multiple yarns are used for added strength and to eliminate running if the fabric is torn.
The SKINS Compression Story
SKINS was started in 1996 by an aspiring Australian. He had a sports science background and a simple, bold ambition; to do all the physical stuff he could ten years ago – ski treacherous slopes, cycle all day, or endure a fiery game of soccer – and still feel bullet-proof. He started with the knowledge that increased blood circulation helps the body perform better. By wrapping his muscles in a second ‘skin’, he could accelerate blood flow and increase oxygen delivery to working muscles, improving his power, speed, stamina and recovery. It took five years to invent and refine the very first pair of SKINS tights. It wasn’t long before athletes all over the world swore by them and still do. Today, SKINS are sought-after by discerning sports people in more than 30 countries. The benefits of SKINS have been highlighted by endless independent research, with over five studies published in peer reviewed medical journals. SKINS are also recommended and endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and are registered as medical devices by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.
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We won’t make empty promises. We don’t believe in hype, unless it’s backed by solid facts. You can rest assured that all research we quote is actually performed on SKINS Compression products – not our competitors’. We’re anything but vague. We mean what we say and we say what we mean.
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We support some of the world’s best individual athletes and sporting teams. We celebrate the courage, determination and unwavering will that drives sports people forward. We respect the professionals and amateurs who do their best whatever the circumstances. Most importantly, we believe that winning doesn’t necessarily make you a winner. It’s how you play that counts.