SKINS was kind enough to send me some of their compression pants to try out on my own.
First I would like to say that, when you get these pants they will look small. You will order your “regular” size and when you get them and hold them up you will think.. “There is no way I will be able to fit my quad-zillas into these!”.
But, when you slide your legs into them and adjust your curves into them…they fit LIKE A GLOVE! Not like a glove that is too tight and will suffocate you. They fit like a glove that is comfortable and that will allow you to move freely.
I will admit, the material seems somewhat thin, but I really wanted to put these pants to the TEST!
I conducted THREE fitness test wearing these pants.
- The Yoga Test: Everyone knows yoga requires you to move freely with limited limitations (especially from what you are wearing). I found that with these pants I had ZERO issues with feeling constricted or restricted with any movements that I did.
- The Plyo test: I regularly do plyo workouts. For those of you who do not know what plyos are, they are exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power (speed-strength). The pants did NOT slip at all (ladies!!! You know what I am talking about! When pants start to slip at your waist line and you constantly keep pulling them up to prevent your butt from showing. I had ZERO issues with that while wearing these pants.
- The Ruck Test: My friends know that I am an avid rucker. I ruck for 3-20 miles weekly. For those of you who do not know what rucking is check out THIS LINK for more information.
Overall I would have to give these pants two thumbs up. I had NO issues what so ever. They were very comfortable, stylish, and I was able to use them in several DIFFERENT workouts and had no issues at all.
Quality for Price:
I am a firm believer that when it comes to athletic gear/clothing you get what you pay for. You are paying not for the name but for the quality and durability of the product you are using. The clothing on the SKINS site compares very similarly to competitor brands. I would say the price range is the same.
I will say that I will honestly purchase more of these products. I do so many races and workout in various different sports that It was very nice to find a product that molded and fit my body type. I will honestly say that I will put this gear to the test when I decide to do another obstacle course race. That will be the true test of the durability of this product.
Ranking Scale: (on a scale from 1-5)
Overall Quality: 4.0
Quality for Price: 4.5
Overall Ranking: 4.2
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