The Best Cold Weather Leggings: Merino Compression Tights For The Win

The Best Cold Weather Leggings: Merino Compression Tights For The Win

Go farther. Years of design, development and testing went into the creation of our best-selling Crowley Compression Tights 2.0. (Pictured above.) 

In the world of running, where every stride counts and endurance is key, athletes are continually seeking ways to optimize their performance and minimize the risk of injury.

One innovation that continues to gain traction over the years is the use of compression fabric in running tights. These leggings have proven to be far more than just a fashion statement for runners; they offer a range of benefits that can make a noticeable difference in the pursuit of peak performance and injury prevention.

Below, we explore the advantages compression leggings bring to runners and cold- weather athletes, ultimately enhancing the overall outdoor experience.

Merino wool compression tights

In addition to reduced muscle fatigue and improved recovery, the Ridge Merino Wool Crowley Compression Tights provide extra warmth when the temperatures drop.

1. Reduced Muscle Fatigue: A study published in the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine titled "Effects of Compression Garments on Performance and Physiological Responses in Well-Trained Male Long-Distance Runners," found that runners who wore compression tights experienced a reduction in muscle fatigue and perceived exertion during long-distance runs.

2. Enhanced Muscle Support: Compression tights can provide better muscle support and stability, particularly in the calf muscles. This support can improve running efficiency and reduce the risk of muscle damage, according to research published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology "Effects of Graduated Compression Stockings on Running Performance."

3. Improved Recovery: A study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, "The Effects of Compression Garments on Recovery," indicated that wearing compression garments, including tights, post-run can lead to faster recovery by reducing muscle soreness and improving muscle function.

4. Increased Circulation: Compression tights have been shown to enhance blood circulation, which can help deliver oxygen and nutrients to muscles more efficiently. Improved circulation is beneficial for both performance and recovery. 

Featuring high-tech construction using Polartec PowerWool , the new and improved Ridge Crowley Compression Tights are loaded with features - designed to provide multiple benefits during winter runs and other cold-weather activities. 


While individual results may vary, research suggests that compression tights can be beneficial for runners by reducing muscle fatigue, enhancing muscle support, aiding in recovery, and improving circulation - all of which contribute to improved performance and overall comfort during and after cold-weather exercise.


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