I got my first items to review from Tommie Copper quite a while ago. They sent me a set of calf sleeves and ankle sleeves. At the time, I immediately fell in love with the calf sleeves. They may have been the very first piece of compression gear I owned. More than 2 years later, I still love them and they are holding up well to tons of washing (I never put my compression stuff in the dryer). I didn’t think I liked the ankle sleeves, but I ended up using them quite a bit when my right achilles was being crabby.
Flash forward, when I started putting together my Lucky 13 giveaways this spring, Tommie Copper was generous enough to not only offer a pair of sleeves or socks to one of you, they were also willing to send me a few items to try out.
I received a pair of capris, a tank top, and a pair of compression socks.
The capris are wonderful. They fit nicely and I’ve run in them a few times with no issues at all. They have a nice wide waistband that stays put, whether I’m running or doing boot camp. I’ve only washed them a handful of times, but they still look like new. Because they are not specifically designed for running, they do not have a pocket and that’s about the only negative I could come up with. They are, however, designed to aid in recovery, have a UPF of 50, and are made with Tommie Copper’s cool moisture management to keep you cool and dry.
The shirt is a gorgeous blue and super soft. It’s super long, so no worries about it riding up when you are running or working out (I hate it when my shirts ride up!) I got a medium, which should have been loose on me, but was fairly fitted, so keep that in mind if you order one of their tanks.
The compression socks are easy to get on and super comfy. They are not as tight as some of the socks I own, which is a good thing. I find that sometimes the pairs that I like to run in are too much after the race, so the Tommie Copper compression socks are a nice compromise after a hard race. Tight enough to help with recovery, but not so tight I feel like my calves are being strangled.
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