With Zoot’s CompressRx Calf Sleeves having scored extremely highly in our calf guards grouptest last issue, we expected great things of their equivalent tights. The hefty price tag of £150 further raised our expectation bar. But getting the tights on is quite a task.
Having been warned by the website to be gentle, it’s an inch-by-inch affair… but definitely worth persevering with. You might get frustrated with them if you were tired, wet and cold after a tough race, though.
The fit is fantastic – almost sprayed on – and the graduated compression is very noticeable. A real fitting plus point is that although the tights are extremely compressive around the calves, thighs and buttocks, around the waist they’re extremely comfortable and non-constrictive.
Out running, the support given is fantastic, there’s no annoying slipping and wicking is excellent. The tights are equally effective for just chilling post-training where the comfy waist is a real bonus.