Last month, OE manager Michael Wolstenholme took to the streets of Munich to put the latest Polygiene treated 2XU kit to the test. Here’s how he got on…
Polygiene’s Stay Fresh Technology has been designed to do exactly what it says, keep you smelling and feeling fresh all day long. It also helps you to make the most of your kit, so you can wear your garments more and wash them less – saving you time, water and energy. Fewer washes also helps the products to last longer.
Founded in Australia in 2005, 2XU is the global leader in sports compression and high performance sports apparel. 2XU
compression is designed and tested in consultation with sports scientists and industry experts, and is backed by
independent, scientific research by the Australian Institute of Sport and other leading research teams. Present in more than
70 countries worldwide 2XU is the sportswear brand of choice for the world’s best athletes and sports teams. 2XU helps
athletes of all abilities to train, perform and recover at their peak across sports including running, high-intensity interval
training, basketball, football and triathlon.
Benefits of compression include reduced muscle fatigue and soreness, reduced muscle damage and risk of overuse injuries, improved performance, improved muscle alignment, increased agility and faster recovery.
Whilst on the run I tested out the 2XU MCS Run Compression Tights, 2XU XVent Short-sleeve Top and 2XU XVent Jacket. The tights provide anatomically mapped muscle support for greater performance and recovery and the jacket quickly wicks moisture away, is quick drying, actively cooling and is equipped with custom designed panels for maximum ventilation.
All three pieces of kit are treated with Polygiene too, and after putting them through their paces on a nice sweaty run, I can confirm that they all still smelt fresh! Polygiene works by preventing the growth of odour-causing bacteria and fungi.
Prices for the 2XU running products start at £40 and are available at www.2xu.com.
For more information on Polygiene and how it works, visit www.polygiene.com.