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Compression run leggings: 3 of the best

Here are three of the best compression run leggings, priced £80 to £150. They are all designed to speed up recovery and support the muscles during exercise.


2XU Motion Mid-rise Compression Tights

2xu motion run leggings
  • £80

The graduated compressive PWX material of these mid-rise leggings aims to boost circulation and recovery, with flatlock seams reducing chafe and a wide waistband for a comfortable run. We found these leggings to be true to size and comfortable on runs of up to 10km, with no uncomfortable rubbing. The wide waistband aids comfort and feels very supportive, helping the leggings stay in place throughout a session.

CEP Women’s Run Tights 3.0 

CEP Women's Run Tights 3.0
  • £109.95

CEP uses medi zonal compression in these tights for a secure and stabilising fit, tailored to be easy on joints and support the muscles during endurance training. We used these for marathon training runs, as well as to speed up recovery post-long run. The leggings feel very supportive and form-fitting, the placements of the seams makes for a flattering, as well as comfortable fit.

The small back pocket at the waist band is also an ideal size to fit keys when on the go. You may bulk at the price tag, but these have become a staple in our wardrobe, and are especially useful for high-mileage athletes and the recovery-focussed.

Skins Dnamic K-Proprium

Skins Dnamic K-Proprium
  • £150

Primed for long-distance, these tights have biomechanically placed proprioceptive bands to help maintain run form and stability, while the ergonomic waistband aims to support the spine and abdominals.We love the zonal compression panels, which are placed in accordance with the body’s muscle geometry; the intentional design makes it obvious that these leggings mean business.

Like all compression ware, these leggings are a bit of a battle to get into and are tight when on, we only wish that the waist band sat a little higher so as not to cut into our stomach when in use. Are these worth the money? That’s for you to judge, they certainly feel and look like quality.


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