2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights

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It's time for another product review! As the weather starts to get cold, we are all looking for functional and fashionable ways to stay warmer and these definitely hit the spot.

The 2XU ELITE MCS Compression Tights are well constructed with science! They hug all your muslces and are thin enough that you can wear them in all types of weather. Plus - they look pretty awesome!


MCS stands for "Muscle Containment Stamping" meaning that these tights are contructed and then stamped with interior contouring that follow your muscle lines. It feels a little weird the first time you put them on but you quickly learn, this is an amazing feature!

MCS is a revolutionary fabric support system traced over key muscle, tendon and fascia groups to focus greater compression power to wrap precise areas and reduce muscle oscillation and damage. Front panels are engineered with powerful PWX FLEX (70D) fabric combined with MCS focused to the quads. Rear panels are engineered with powerful PWX WEIGHT (105D) fabric for support to the hamstrings and MCS focused to the calf.
— 2XU Website

So with all this tech involved, how do they feel? AMAZING! The first time you slip them on it's a little strange because the MCS is a bit rubbery so it can grip you legs better but it means a little bit of extra sqirming to get them all the way up. Once they are on they are the perfect balance of support yet flexibility. You don't feel "squeezed" in these, you just feel supported in all the right ways.

I love wearing these on the trails and on the roads and they are light and breathable so even on a 70 day they aren't too warm!

These totally got me through my Hot Chocolate 15k a week after my first 50k and also got me to a new Strava PR on a trail loop I've been running regularly! Those are some results!

Would I recommend these? Yes! They are amazing and beautifully made.

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Happy Running!