Following extensive ongoing research, consultation with the world's finest athletes, sporting institutes, 2XU is proud to present PWX - A collection of premium Compression fabrics engineered to offer optimal POWER, WEIGHT + FLEXIBILITY in perfect equilibrium depending on your needs.
Each PWX fabric features high grade elastomeric yarns + a superior grade circular knit structure to allow 360 degree stretch, unsurpassed power + flexibility.
2XUs graduated compression technology boasts regulated pressure throughout all garments to deliver performance benefits during and post exercise. By enhancing circulation through increased venous function, more oxygenated blood is delivered to the muscles that need it most. At the same time, by-products created by exercise, such as lactic acid, are flushed from the muscles to reduce fatigue and decrease recovery time.
Your 2XU Compression garment should fit the body snugly and firmly without uncomfortably ‘cutting in’ to the body. If this is the case, you should review your size choice.
For upper body garments, a free range of movement in the shoulders is essential, as is comfort in the underarms.
Elastane is a synthetic fibre used in most compression garments due to its exceptional elasticity, however not all elastanes are created equal. All 2XU Compression garments offer durable and powerful fabric by incorporating the world’s finest elastane – LYCRA.
This said, even LYCRA has a product life and specific things can be done to prolong it. While the simple factor of time will degrade elastane, chlorine and sweat speed this process at a greater rate. After intense exercise or exposure to chlorinated water, particular attention should be taken to rinse garments with clean, cold water.
Other care tips:
Please refer to the additional care instructions attached to your 2XU Compression apparel to ensure its life is maximized and warranty is not void.
Can I wear my compression garments when swimming?
Yes, you can wear your compression garments during swimming and other water activities, however keep in mind that chlorinated water will break down the elastane in the garments. After wear in chlorinated water, immediately rinse the garment in fresh, clean water to lessen this process. It is also recommended that you do this after wearing your garments in salt water.
Do 2XU Compression garments have proven benefits?
Our 2XU Compression garments have been extensively researched, designed and tested by world class athletes and several of the world’s foremost sporting bodies including the AIS, VIS and RMIT University.
2XU Compression garments are independently tested by leading physiologists at the AIS, who have now released scientifically proven results to indicate that wearing 2XU Compression garments improves athletic performance and recovery.
What are the major benefits I will see from wearing 2XU Compression?
2XU Compression has proven benefits in a wide range of activities.
Reduced muscle damage and injury via better muscle containment + stability
Heightened agility via increased proprioception + awareness
Reduced muscle oscillation via reduced muscle fatigue in order to improve muscle endurance, strength and power
Better moisture management through high quality LYRCA which wicks moisture from the skin
Temperature control via breathable fabric to keep you comfortable in both hot and cold conditions
UPF 50+ sun protection rating to guard you from harmful UV rays
Odor management via antibacterial, odor resistance fabric to keep you comfortable and confident when working out.
Faster recovery from fatigue
Reduced swelling and muscle soreness
Improved ability to maintain performance levels after wearing Compression garments for recovery between bouts of exercise
Improved circulation and more efficient flushing of lactate from the bloodstream.
Less risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and jet lag when traveling due to heightened circulation.
Is 2XU Compression only appropriate for sporting use?
The benefits 2XU Compression has already been identified across a vast number of sports and activities including running, cycling, rowing, football, soccer, tennis, golf, skiing and snowboarding to name a few.
Beyond sport however, 2XU Compression can also offer benefits in everyday activities – particularly for those who spend extended period of time standing or sitting. Perhaps you’re a chef, office worker, driver, bank teller or frequent flyer
When traveling, wearing 2XU Compression Tights or Socks can reduce the effects of jet lag and lessen the risks
How long do compression garments last?
Our high performance products carry a 12 month warranty against fabric in the fabric composition of 2XU Compression, over time, the garment or manufacturing faults. Thanks to the independent testing, research and may have reduced power and elasticity. Taking heed of the following development undertaken by our partners, the winning 2XU Compression PWX tips will ensure you get maximum life from your 2XU formula offers a result which consistently outperforms our rivals when it Compression garment. comes to durability.
The following tips will help prolong your 2XU Compression garments:
Putting on your Tights correctly:
2XU Compression Tights are a technical garment demanding care when putting on. The graduated (tapered) fit means the foot cannot be forced through the leg. Fitting this garment is like a stocking - start at the toe and work progressively up the leg. When fitted, the bottom of the Tight may not necessarily be at the base of the ankle, but more the base of the calf muscle.
Bundle the leg of the tight and pull over the toes and foot
Slide over the heel until bottom of tight is above ankle.
Pull the leg of the tight progressively upward in a series of gentle pulls until the garment is correctly positioned. The bottom of the tight may finish above the ankle, closer to the base of the calf muscle.
How do I know my compression garments are fitted properly?
Quite simply, your 2XU Compression garment should snugly and firmly fit the body. It should not, however, ‘cut in’ to any part of the body. If this is the case, you should review your size choice. For upper body garments, a free range of movement in the shoulders is essential, as is comfort under the arms.
What is PWX?
PWX is a collection of premium compression fabrics engineered to offer optimal POWER, WEIGHT + FLEXIBILITY in perfect equilibrium depending on your needs. Each feature high gauge elastomeric yarns and medical grade circular knit structure to allow 360 degree stretch, greater flexibility, unsurpassed power and durability.
The 2XU PWX Collection promises a solution for every user; from weekend warriors to elite athletes.
Are 2XU Compression garments just for winter or cold weather?
Compression garments are suitable all-year round. Traditionally worn during the colder months because of its thermo-regulating properties, 2XU Compression garments breathe exceptionally well and thus continue to offer benefits despite climatic conditions.
2XU Compression fabrics also offer the highest clothing sun protection factor of UPF50+ to protect your skin from the sun when training outdoors.
For those seeking even greater warmth and insulation in particularly cool conditions, we are pleased to offer a range of Thermal Compression garments.
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