We’re sceptical about brands adding a compression range to their portfolio. Too often, the marketing eclipses the science. This is explicitly seen with launches that feature limited size ranges; to receive the purported benefits of increased bloodflow to clear out free radicals, you need a very precise compression.
Hats off to Gore, then. With just five sizes available, these are marketed as muscle support only, which requires a less-specific fit. They’re very comfortable and feel like a second skin, and the waistline remains in place where many inferior tights drift southwards during movement.
Though not Windstopper (which cost £20 more), they’re incredibly warm. In fact, we’d recommend these for winter runs rather than warmer autumnal days – and on this evidence, the Windstopper version should be for sub-zero days only.
Two rear pockets are designed for gels and we’d recommend reserving them for this purpose as the entry is a touch wide for retaining keys or cash on the go. At nearly £100, they’re not cheap but you do pay for quality.
Contact : www.goreapparel.co.uk