Welcome to day one of the PBR 4 year blogiversary week extravaganza. Today I have a review of a new compression wear line that I have recently tested, Tommie Copper.
Tommie Copper was founded in 2010 with the goal of offering products that would speed muscle and joint recovery and help find relief from aches and pains. All of the fabric is copper infused which is said to feature the following benefits…
High density activated copper is permanently infused into all performance yarns. The proprietary PRO+IONIC copper fabric releases ions, which may help reduce the oxidants in the body and is a natural, permanent anti-bacterial agent with skin benefits.
- Increases oxygen transport in compression products
- Neutralizes “free radicals”
- Improves muscle tone
- Emits ions
- Has been used in medicine for thousands of years
- Is one of the necessary micro-nutrients found naturally in the body
Tommie Copper offered to let me sample some items from their line and I chose the compression capris and compression calf sleeves. For today I will just be reviewing the capris.
First impression…they are super comfortable and the fabric feels amazing – super soft. I have worn them to the gym several times now and they are so comfortable. While they are designed to be a compression pant, they’re not SO tight that they are uncomfortable. I usually end up keeping them on to lounge around and relax after the gym because they are so comfy. They’re a perfect basic black capri.
And as far as performance goes, they’ve been great. The key performance indicators I look for are 1) do they fall down? and 2) do they ride up my calves (drives me CRAZY!). I’m happy to report that these capris do neither. They’re awesome to workout in.
The capris are a mix of copper, nylon and spandex and feature anti-odor technology, help to regulate body temps and are naturally anti-bacterial and anti-odor with an UPF of 30+. Pretty sweet!
Stay tuned for my review of the compression sleeves and their new spring line but for now I’m giving away a pair of these compression capris to a reader! Tell me whether you would rock the black or pink and where you’d wear them! These blogiversary giveaways will be short and open for just 24 hours so you have until midnight EST Wednesday to enter. U.S. residents only. One entry per person!