Get the edge.

If you grew up with a mom who wore jeans a size or two too small in order to keep her girlish figure well into post-pregnancy middle age, then you might've decided that her method was too similar to medieval torture methods. Riding your bike to stay fit is a far better solution. The 2XU Recovery Women's Compression Tights offer you a high-tech riff on your mom's old fashioned methods of keeping compressed. But now you'll love 'em and wonder how you ever recovered all these years after exercising.

The folks at 2XU have applied their knowledge of compression fabrics to develop specific fabrics meant for use during intensive loafing rather than intense exercise. While compression fabrics used during exercise require a bit more stretch and moisture management, items like the Recovery Compression Tights will use the 2XU PWX weight fabric which has a more rigid knit construction. You shouldn't be using these on the bike. Rather, slip them on after you've showered and are ready for an afternoon of serious relaxation after a hard ride. The fabric has a firm hold around the leg muscles and is intended to optimize circulation and increase oxygen delivery. Better blood circulation means that blood lactates are more rapidly removed from the body, accelerating the muscle's repair time.

They've been designed to have a graduated compression. This allows them to be comfortable, even though they help the pumping action of the cardiovascular system. Reducing muscle swelling and soreness will mean that you'll feel like heading out day after day to hammer those pedals. And using the tights instead of just socks or other localized compression garments will mean that your quads and glutes will get the benefit of the technology along with your calves.

The 2XU Recovery Women's Compression Tights are available in Black and in eight various sizes from XX-Small to X-Large, so you can be certain that you'll find the right fit for your body type.

  • PWX WEIGHT mechanical stretch fabric won't limit motion and adds durability
  • High power denier helps support calves, quads, and gluts to reduce fatigue
  • Added support also protects muscles from damage and speeds removal of blood lactates
  • Reviews
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Leg day no longer means pain

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Finally bought a pair of compression tights for recovery as I ramp up my workouts headed into the warmer months. Since the moment I put these on I have been super impressed. These honestly are super lightweight, so much so that I've completely forgotten that I'm wearing pants. After my second full leg day workout my legs ached and I felt like falling over, fast forward to putting these on and I'm already in love. The only bad thing I've noticed with these is the sheerness of the fabric. I highly recommend these, and will likely buy a second pair soon.

in LOVE!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had heard great things about 2XU's recovery tights. It wasn't until i tried some out myself that I actually understood how great they really are! I am always on the move, whether its in the gym, riding my bike, or snowboarding up on the slopes. My legs become fatigued often, to the point where a fancy sports drink mix isnt going to be the saving grace. These tights however ARE a saving grace! Highly recommended. I am 5'4'', 130 lbs with an athletic build and i wear a small in these tights, whereas in other 2XU tights I would go for a Medium. These ones dont seem to run as small as their other tights.

The Cure to Leg Pain

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

For as long as I can remember, my step mom has woken up at 4 AM and run up the mountainside. As a result of hardcore runs, she is constantly getting leg pains. I bought her these compression tights to help, and she has only good things to say about them. She said they make a big difference in recovery time. They're true to size, but she felt like they were a little tight around the tummy. Overall, they help with general post-run leg soreness.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Excellent pants for recovery. I recommend these for long runs. Does what it says it does helps you recover faster. Wish I had these for my 1st half marathon runs.