How long do compression garments last and how to care for them?

Our high performance products carry a 12 month warranty against fabric or manufacturing faults. Taking heed of the following tips will ensure you get maximum life from your Compression garment. 


Putting on your Tights correctly:

2XU Compression Tights are a technical garment demanding care when putting on. The graduated (tapered) fit means the foot cannot be forced through the leg. Fitting this garment is like a stocking - start at the toe and work progressively up the leg. When fitted, the bottom of the Tight may not necessarily be at the base of the ankle, but more the base of the calf muscle.


Toe Ankle

Bundle the leg of the tight and 
pull over the toes and foot

Slide over the heel until bottom 
of tight is above ankle.

Pull the leg of the tight progressively upward in a series of gentle pulls until the garment is correctly positioned. The bottom of the tight may finish above the ankle, closer to the base of the calf muscle.


Caring for your 2XU Compression garments:

2XU Compression garments require careful washing to protect the fabric and enhance its performance life.  All 2XU Compression garments are engineered from powerful, technical and durable fabrics featuring world-class INVISTA LYCRA® fibre. 


That said, even world-leading fabrics have product lives.  To ensure your 2XU Compression garments deliver optimal performance and durability, we recommend you take the following steps:
  • Rinse in clean, cold water after a workout or swimming - sweat and chlorine will accelerate the degeneration of elastane
  • Hand wash in cold water is recommended.  If using a machine, select a cold water setting for delicates.
  • Use a mild detergent - strong detergents can accelerate the degeneration of elastane
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not iron
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not dry in direct sunlight.

Other care tips:

Please refer to the additional care instructions attached to your 2XU Compression apparel to ensure its life is maximized and warranty is not void.

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