Thursday, April 26, 2012

Product Review: Tommie Copper Knee Sleeves

As most of you know, I've had some knee pain recently which has limited my training.  One of my blog readers suggested I contact Tommie Copper and offer to review some compression knee sleeves.  I contacted Tommie Copper and within a week I had a pair of sweet knee sleeves.

olive, because doomsday preppers need compression too
One of Tommie Copper's claim is that the sleeves are gentle even to wear 24 hours a day.  With such a claim I was a little skeptical that they would have much compression so I eagerly put them on to try them out.  I had measured my thigh 5 inches above the knee like it said to do on the size and ordered the appropriate size.  The fit was perfect and they were very comfortable.  I immediately felt the compression and when sitting still, could even feel my knees throbbing probably from the compression helping squeeze some of the remaining swelling away.  I wore then to bed several nights in a row and they were very comfortable.  I also wore them under my work pants a few times which worked out well too.  After about 24 hours, the elastic starts to become uncomfortable, but that is a long time to be wearing compression anyway.

Tommie Copper Sleeves in action in Nashville.  Yes, I'm that white (maybe whiter) :-) 

We had family in town when they arrived and they thought I looked a little weird then continued to give me some advice against working out as much as I do, yeah, whatever :-).  Anyway, ever wonder what a guy wearing capris under his shorts looks like?  Well wonder no more :-).

Could be a new style in the making....

Overall I'm very happy with my Tommie Copper knee sleeves and would recommend them to anyone with knee pain that responds well to compression. They are very comfortable and seem to give my knees some support along with the compression.  My regular twinge management will include Tommie Copper from now on.  Tommie Copper offers other colors beside olive and they offer other compression gear including ankle, calf, elbow, shorts, and shirts.

(Disclaimer: I was given knee sleeves for free, courtesy of Tommie Copper at my request.. I did not pay for the knee sleeves, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)
(Disclaimer (b): I stole this disclaimer from SuperKate who stole it from Midwest Multisport Life because I'm lazy.)




 

14 comments:

Patrick Mahoney said...

They'd probably work well as cycling knee warmers as well...

On the Right Track said...

I totally LOVE your disclaimer...looking pretty good there in those compression sleeves too btw;) So you've been to Ky!!! I love Nashville too! JSuch pretty countryside!
What kind of knee pain are you having?

Deb said...

Glad they are working for you! Do you wear them to actually run, or just recovery?

Mike said...

The pain is below both knee caps. Self diagnosed as Patella tendinitis.

Mike said...

I just wear them for recovery. I think the elastic would rub funny if I wore them for running or cycling.

Teamarcia said...

TC is the bomb. In fact i have some calf sleeves I should put on right now. You are stylin in the olive!

Anne B said...

Those knee sleeves are pretty cool. I have a friend who wraps his knees every time he runs, and has been doing so for years. This has enabled him to run numerous marathons, including Boston, despite a bad case of Patella Tendonitis.
Laughing about your family's concern about so much "working out". I always get the "you sure do exercise a lot!" with my family.

Theia said...

Totally off topic...
What is up with your Blues? They need to start kicking some LA butt!

OK, back to knee sleeves...

Dawn said...

Those look interesting...let me know how they work. Do they come in "girl colors"?;)

Laima said...

I might have to try a pair...

Love your disclaimer - I use the same one (with slight modifications):)

Ali Mc said...

I love tommie copper and their products. I have their knee sleeves, calf sleeves, shirt and shorts!

Raina said...

I LOVE that look on you, Mike! Not many men can pull it off unless they live in Italy.

Great disclaimer steal too, BTW.

Kate said...

Really cool that they sent you those. And I'm glad you liked them.

TriMOEngr said...

Glad that you scored some sweet sleeves and they helped. Nice legs!!