This spring, I’m working out in some cute and flattering compression wear from Tommie Copper, a performance clothing company for women and men.
Thanks to Tommie Copper’s copper infused fabric, I’ve been feeling better, and looking better, than ever.
Workout Clothes that Ease the Pain
If you’ve seen golfers wearing copper bracelets for pain relief, you may know that some people believe copper can help alleviate muscle, joint and arthritis pain.
Tommie Copper clothing is infused with high-density activated copper to help increase oxygen to muscles, neutralize free radicals and improve muscle tone. Compression helps to stabilize and support muscles, provide relief for stiff muscles and improve circulation, among other things.
I’m a skeptical person and lest you think I drank the Kool-Aid without testing the products, I’ve put some capri pants, a couple of tops, socks, ankle sleeves and my new favorite scarf through their paces.
The upshot? I think they work.
I don’t know if it’s the copper, the compression, the combo or just the fact that everything looks stylish, but my chronically sore neck, overused quads, perpetually sprained ankle and occasionally stiff back all feel better when I look this good.
Not only that, but the pricing is reasonable, the fit is comfortable, the fabrics are top quality and the clothes fit great!
Here are some details on the products I’ve tried. And please note, while most of these examples are shown in pink or black, all of these clothes come in a wide variety of colors, with the exceptions of the capris.
Women’s Performance Compression Capris
Whether I’m at the gym or on the trail, I love these capris. Available in hot pink or black, these low-rise bottoms fit snugly, but are still flattering, thanks to a wide waist band and the perfect mid-calf length.
Rated at UPF 50+, they’ll protect you from the sun, while the fabric wicks perspiration away. Indoors or out, I’ve found them just about perfect. Heck, I even won my division in a recent 5K while wearing them. Was it me or the copper?
Women’s Recovery Compression Camisole
While I’ve mostly been wearing this cami under other workout tops, it’s also a great everyday piece, or even something to wear while you sleep. The compression is snug, but not uncomfortable, designed to support your core and relieve any lingering pain and stiffness. Suitably lightweight for layering, it washes up really well.
And, if you’d rather have a bit more coverage, Tommie Copper recovery compression tops also come in a tank style, and a short- or long-sleeved V neck. There are also looser (although not super loose) Active-Fit tops that work really well layered over the compression wear.
Women’s Reversible Scarf
“A scarf?” you are wondering. Yes, a scarf. And while I don’t work out wearing this scarf (although I’d look quite rakish, I’m sure), I love this scarf for dressing up, going out and just looking a bit more put together than normal around the house.
Paired with a black sweater, I can’t go wrong. Plus, it offers warmth around my neck and relief for the perpetual stiffness that comes with too much computer time.
New this season, compression socks allow you to clothe yourself in copper from top to bottom. Available in an athletic ankle style or knee socks (also in dress styles), I think they’re really comfortable and they fit snugly without being too tight or feeling small.
Plus, I can’t wait to wear the knee sock version next winter with boots.
Compression Ankle Sleeve
Much as I wish it weren’t so, I have a bad ankle. It’s been sprained, sprained again (and again) and even broken.
And, although I know I should run with an ankle support, many of them are really uncomfortable, with annoying seams in all the wrong places (like on my heel?!?).
Not so with these sleeves. Looser than an Ace wrap, these ankle sleeves are not necessarily for support so much as for recovery and relief. But, they are comfortable enough that I’ll wear them all day – on both ankles – when I feel like it.
In addition to ankle sleeves, Tommie Copper also makes sleeves for wrists, knees, elbows, calves and the core.
To win a $50 credit on the Tommie Copper website, please leave a comment about how you will use these clothes.
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On winner will be chosen randomly on Thursday, May 22nd at 5:00 p.m. (mountain).
To facilitate this post, Tommie Copper provided me with product to review. As always, all opinions are my own and are exactly what I would tell my family and friends.
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