According to the manufacturer, Zensah:
The Zensah Compression Arm Sleeves have a second-skin feel which makes them the most comfortable compression arm sleeves out there. They are made with a seamless design and ergonomic fit which increases circulation for maximum performance.
Zensah has created the best compression arm sleeves that can be worn as running, basketball, baseball, softball, cycling, triathlon, and football arm sleeves.
Benefits of Zensah Compression Arm Sleeves Design:
- Graduated Compression - Increases circulation and oxygen blood flow, preventing the forearm muscles from becoming tight and therefore helping to reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
- Pin-Point Compression - Direct support at the exact source of pain for elbow injuries such as Elbow Tendonitis (can be worn as Elbow Sleeve)
- Provide protection from sun. The Zensah compression arm sleeves shield and protect arms from harmful sunrays while the silver ions are thermal regulating, keeping the arms cool by wicking away perspiration with protection of UPF 50+
I wore them the first time on a run after work. I was impressed by how soft the material was.
I wasn't exactly sure how high they were supposed to go so I yanked them up really high and they really irritated me as I was running.
I finally stopped and pulled them so they were just above my elbows. They were suddenly really comfortable once the tops of the sleeves stopped rolling down my upper arms.
They kept me surprisingly warm - I found I was able to run without a jacket with the sleeves on.
I liked the idea of having more sun protection on my arms while I'm out riding Lexa.
I really liked how they felt when I was cycling. The support felt good on my arms and my forearms actually felt less tired at the end of my ride.
The sleeves also come in a variety of fun colors:
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