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Compression, Stability and Support: New ACE Brand Elastic Bandage {Giveaway}

For years my preferred method of securing ice packs to my body is with ACE™ Brand Bandages. I used them regularly throughout my high school cheerleading/tumbling days after (many!) bumps and falls and I felt like I was always icing something after long runs during my running days.

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Recently, I was offered an opportunity to test and review the new and improved ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandages with the new ACE™ Brand Clip. Gone are the days of the unsightly tan bandage with the tiny clips that always got lost (do you remember those!?). I was pleasantly surprised to find that the new bandage is much easier to use and more comfortable to wear. It’s very functional and soft.

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The ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage now features an ACE™ Brand Clip that snaps right into place, is easily adjustable and does not snag on clothes.

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It’s as simple as adjusting the bandage to how you want to wear it and then aligning the bandage and clip and snapping it into place.

Here’s a quick 30-second video demonstrating the functionality of the new ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage.

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In addition to my favorite use of securing ice packs, the ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage is also helpful for providing support for sprains and stains and for customized compression wear. I am a big believer in compression for muscle recovery, especially on my calf muscles after a long run or a bunch of double unders!The bandage retains its elasticity after multiple uses and it’s washable.

I was sent an extra bandage and I’d love to send it to a reader. Just leave a comment letting me know how you would use the bandage and I’ll randomly select a winner. Giveaway open until Friday at midnight EST and open to U.S. readers. 

Check out this series of videos featuring “Arthur, ACE™ Brand Motivational Sportsgent” talking about how ACE™ Brand has “Fixed the Clip”!
– Video #1: We Fixed the Clip with Motivational Sportsgent, Arthur: “Unleash The Lions
– Video #2: We Fixed the Clip with Motivational Sportsgent, Arthur: “To the Sport
-Video #3: We Fixed the Clip with Motivational Sportsgent, Arthur: “Did he Mean Lost
This post is sponsored by ACE Brand but all opinions are my own. 
{ 42 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Melissa August 13, 2014, 9:00 am

    I sprained my ankle when I was younger while running and it’s just not been the same since. It seems like everyday something new in that foot hurts, not to mention my horribly tight calves. I have an old school ace bandage that’s not in the best shape and I have not been able to find an ankle brace that doesn’t cut somwhere into my foot. I know I could make great use out of this!

    I haven’t followed your blog for too long, but I love all the topics you cover. I am a long time runner, new convert to CrossFit and have 2 golden retrievers!

  • 2
    Vangie August 13, 2014, 9:11 am

    I sometimes get knee pain after long runs. The support would help me recovery faster:)

  • 3
    elizabeth August 13, 2014, 9:25 am

    My husband twisted his ankle badly a couple weeks ago and has been icing every day, I’d love to give him this Ace bandage.

  • 4
    Dana August 13, 2014, 9:32 am

    This looks like a much easier way to ice my knees than trying to just balance it on there. I get knee pain after most exercise, so my ice pack and I are good friends.

  • 5
    Samantha @ The Faithful Runner August 13, 2014, 9:43 am

    I would use it to ice my knee after a run or hard workout. I’ve had problems with my knee and have always found it difficult to secure an ice pack to it where I can still do things around the house. What an awesome clip!

  • 6
    DkotaGirl August 13, 2014, 9:46 am

    I would use this to secure ice packs – something I end up needing to do far to often!

  • 7
    Carrie August 13, 2014, 9:50 am

    While training for the Chicago Marathon, I would love to have one to help ice my bummed knee!!

  • 8
    Beth August 13, 2014, 9:53 am

    Thanks for doing the giveaway! I love the new design of the ACE bandage, and it would definitely come in handy for icing sore muscles after long runs or strength training.

  • 9
    Mali August 13, 2014, 9:56 am

    I’d use this bandage to ice my knee or ankle. Both of these problems come from running. But I can’t stop running which is something always cheering me up!

  • 10
    Calla August 13, 2014, 10:02 am

    My husband is a soccer player who just suffered a severe ankle sprain in the last week! Grade 3, actually, so it’s pretty icky! He is slowly on the mend but haaates to wear the tan ACE bandage we currently have. He has an active job in campus recreation that requires him to walk around a lot through the day, so not having to worry about the clips falling off would be great! (And yes, he has seen a doctor!) He is anxious to heal so he can get back to playing soccer, flag football and basketball; the man loves his sports!

  • 11
    Maggie August 13, 2014, 10:12 am

    Love the updates Ace has made! Would love to try it out for any of the bumps I always end up with – and compression after jump roping sounds great, too!

  • 12
    Jamie August 13, 2014, 10:22 am

    Would love to use after long runs! I am always struggling to keep my ice in place!

  • 13
    Lisa Carson August 13, 2014, 10:23 am

    Thanks for letting us know about this. I would use it for my foot, I am having issues with a sprain that does not want to go away.

  • 14
    Allie August 13, 2014, 10:37 am

    Oh how I deal with chronic knee pain. This would be great to try out! Thanks!

  • 15
    Bobbi August 13, 2014, 10:44 am

    I would absolutely use it to secure ice packs on my knees and I’d share it with my husband for compression on his knees, gotta love running!

  • 16
    Janelle H August 13, 2014, 11:39 am

    I would use them to ice my chronically injured knees after running!!

  • 17
    Andrea August 13, 2014, 11:42 am

    i would use this for my knees after long runs!

  • 18
    Lindsey August 13, 2014, 11:50 am

    Hi Jen! Great giveaway! I would use this new and improved bandage on my knee. I’m training for my first marathon (Chicago!) in October & I have just gotten to the point where my knee is starting to feel the strain from the wear and tear.

  • 19
    Dana August 13, 2014, 12:14 pm

    If this was made for the wrist, I would love to wrap my wrist instead of the bulky bandage I use now. It helps me a lot in yoga to create extra security and support the tendons.

  • 20
    Tracy August 13, 2014, 12:18 pm

    Oh gosh this looks so much easier to use! I would use it on my 2 high school football playing sons. They’re always icing something!

  • 21
    Stacey August 13, 2014, 12:58 pm

    Oh man. I have been struggling with a hamstring injury since last November. I would love this to use as a compression wrap during my runs.

  • 22
    sue August 13, 2014, 1:07 pm

    i just ran my first half marathon a month ago and somehow managed to hurt my ankle.. i am hoping something like this will help! along with icing!

  • 23
    Rachel August 13, 2014, 1:40 pm

    I would use this wrap to help recover from shin pain after running

  • 24
    Anne August 13, 2014, 2:06 pm

    I am always icing/foam rolling my calves after running, would use the wrap to help!

  • 25
    Patrycja Chudziak August 13, 2014, 2:45 pm

    Wow finally they fixed the dreaded lost clips drama I would have EVERY TIME I used a ACE bandage!!! I hated those damn clips!!!! I would wrap my knee (have too many issues w/it in the last few years) so doing lunges, kicks, running, etc. wont leave me with pain.

  • 26
    Antoinette August 13, 2014, 3:58 pm

    Would you say these bandages are thick enough and provide enough support to be used during heavy lifting? If so, I would definitely be using them for that.

    • 27
      Jen August 13, 2014, 4:03 pm

      yeah, i think it would depend on how securely/tightly you wrapped it too.

  • 28
    Mia August 13, 2014, 4:03 pm

    I would love to use this to ice my knee after running!

  • 29
    theresa J August 13, 2014, 5:09 pm

    With amount of injuries in this I think I could put this to use in many ways

  • 30
    Michelle W August 13, 2014, 6:28 pm

    I would use it on my knee, which I have had 3 surgeries on and get very sore after my workouts

  • 31
    Alexis August 13, 2014, 9:21 pm

    I am training for my first half marathon and my knee is already starting to hurt! I would love to try the new ACE bandage to provide support and stability.
    Ps. I LOVE your blog and your dog is absolutly adorable!

  • 32
    karina August 13, 2014, 9:59 pm

    I would use it to help my legs recover after intervals or long run days!

  • 33
    candace August 13, 2014, 10:07 pm

    I would use it to hold on ice packs after all the mud/obstacle runs I do; I will definitely need it after I do the tough mudder in a few weeks!

  • 34
    Carla August 13, 2014, 10:35 pm

    I would pack it in the first aid kit I put together for my college bound son…he’s an athlete and could use the TLC:)

  • 35
    Christy August 14, 2014, 1:44 am

    My husband just hurt his knee, believe it or not, chasing me up the stairs during an interval training. We were out of town, so we purchased a wrap with the two hook peg clips. Within the first day, he had lost one of the clips. I’d like to try it and see how it works to secure the wrap. Thanks for being so thoughtful and sharing.

  • 36
    Georgina Dench August 14, 2014, 7:17 am

    I am about to start training for my second half marathon and I am prone to shin splints…so I would use it to ice my shins regularly!

  • 37
    Lauren E. August 14, 2014, 10:44 am

    My muscles right above my knee get very sore during flares. I would use it then.

  • 38
    Deanna August 14, 2014, 12:31 pm

    All the bumps and bruises I get from Crossfit, there is always a new one!

  • 39
    Rajul August 14, 2014, 5:17 pm

    I sprained my ankle a month ago & haven’t been able to find a comfortable compression wrap hence a slower recovery.

  • 40
    Lauren August 15, 2014, 5:57 am

    This looks great! The clip is a great idea! I’d use it for any sprained ankles or other injuries that have happened in the past and are bound to happen again.

  • 41
    Tessa August 15, 2014, 6:11 am

    I have Runner’s Knee and this would be great for after my long runs when my knee hurts!

  • 42
    Stephanie August 15, 2014, 4:12 pm

    I’d use it to apply ice to my achy muscles after a long run!

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