I went to Hintertux and Kirchberg in Austria for a pre Christmas warm up which gave me the excuse to try out my new compression underwear.

For those not familiar with it, the main benefits of compression sportswear is that it keeps the muscles warm to prevent muscle strain and fatigue, and wicks away moisture  from the body keeping you warm and dry. In addition, there is some evidence that compression underwear may enhance athletic performance. or so I would like to think, but I did feel that my legs were not quite so tired after a first hard day on the slopes especially it being the inaugural ski of the season. There are various brands and price points but they all do the same thing and are all sold at good ski retailers. (Enter our ‘Name A Cow’ Competition and you can get a pair?!)

The other added bonus I felt a bit like Spiderman for the day!

Definitely worth considering, have a look at them some time .


words: Mr D Benson.