2XU MCS Run Compression Tights
The 2XU MCS tights are evidently high quality; well packaged in a box resplendent in ‘science bit’ graphics, including claims of 33% improved recovery and 9% greater endurance! The MCS refers to ‘muscle containment stamping’ – this flock-like material overlay is positioned on the inside (underlay?!), aligning with specific muscles like the quads and calves. It increases the support, beyond that of the main fabric, to reduce muscle oscillation and damage. The graduated compression results in an especially tight calf area that feels great and, while blood-flow improvements are difficult to assess, reduced muscle oscillation is apparent. Round the back of the waist-band there’s a smartly designed smartphone pocket that can accept and retain a large iPhone, a zipped pocket for keys or cards and stretchy open pocket for gloves or a buff. The MCS Run are available in eleven sizes including long versions so getting a perfect fit is a doddle. They’re Polygiene treated too for genuine stink free use!
You get what you pay for here. Seriously high tech compressive gear.