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Louis Garneau Men Compression Long Sleeve

Review: Louis Garneau Men Compression Long Sleeve

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We Liked

I liked that the LG Compression Long Sleeve 14 panel cut, it is very form fitting for a superior compressive fit without being uncomfortable when worn for longer periods of time. I first wore the Compression long Sleeve after a day of shoveling 16 tons of rock & dirt for a landscape project at my property. Who needs to go to the gym to cross train when doing that? The next day after all that shoveling, I was significantly less sore in my upper back and shoulders than the year before when I moved a similar amount. I know because being a data freak I keep detailed records about all aspects of my training I guess that’s a good thing being a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Cycling Coach. I have now worn the LG Compression Long Sleeve after most cycling workouts since, and as a base layer during two CX races and a handful of training rides. The Lycra Power, Power Mesh fabrics does a great job as a cold weather base layer under a thermal jersey when the temperature dips below 40 degrees F, conditions that generally leave my upper body a bit sore when riding hard. The 360 degree gripper around the waist hem keeps the shirt pulled down taught when doing any activity or when lounging around for recovery.

We Didn't Like

I would like to see grippers or a wider doubled over hem around the sleeve cuffs to keep the sleeves in place better just like the waist hem

The Final Say

The Louis Garneau Compression Long Sleeve has a better fit, quality construction with Certified Lycra Power Compression, with features like a muscle specific aligned 14 panel cut, underarm flex panel and flatlock seams not always available in the common compression garment. I am going to have to get an upper and lower body set in black to wear at the gym for strength training this winter and spring. With the Louis Garneau Compression Long Sleeve Shirt, all the details are covered to make a better upper body compression garment that is designed for improved performance during any activity and improved recovery.

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