Made out of a similar Lycra material to both 2XU and Skins, the Sugoi calf guards again slipped on far too easily. The medium size supplied, which corresponded perfectly to our tester’s calf measurement, gave little sense of compression or support.
The quality of the stitching on the seams seemed good and the silicon gripper at the top of the guard kept them up well. Reflective detailing is a good idea on a running garment but, after just one use and wash, one piece had fallen off completely and several others were peeling away.
When running, the big plus was the lack of slipping, but the degree of compression and support was probably the lowest on test. They did a good job of keeping our tester’s lower legs warm during an unexpected summer hailstorm but £37 is a lot to pay for leg warmers.