Susan over at RecoFiT sent over some RecoFiT Armcooler Compression Sleeves ($34.95) for me and Laima to try out. I have to say, these sleeves are amazing. If I hadn't tried them myself, I would have never believed that an arm sleeve could have an air conditioning effect on my arms, but these really do, it's actually kind of bizarre.
The armsleeves feature Xylitol embedded in the fabric (Icefil™ cooling technology) that literally lowers the surface temperature of the skin by up to 6 degrees, light compression, 50-plus UV protection and anti-microbial properties — great for cyclists, triathletes, runners, golfers, tennis players and anyone outside under the hot sun. A fun fact to know: the Icefil™ fabric was developed by Ventex, a Korean textile company, when the military asked it to create something that would disguise soldiers’ body heat from night vision goggles. That is really neat.
Living in the Midwest, it's important to acquire products that can protect us both from the heat and the sun - this is a must-have for anyone who runs during the hottest parts of the year. Since some of my running occurs in the dark, I don't need sun protection as much as heat relief, and these do the trick. However, they do work in the sun, as Laima and I can both attest (read her thoughts over at Women's Endurance Gear). It's also nice that these do double duty as compression gear, for those who appreciate its effect.
Definitely recommended for those who run in the heat or sun, as well as those who like compression gear.
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of RecoFiT. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give it a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.
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