What You Need to Know About Wearing Compression Garments on Summer Runs

As good as your compression wear might feel when working out at the gym, training, or swimming, you may be hesitant to wear compression garments during your summer runs. This is, of course, understandable. When you’re already doing a 10-mile run under the hot summer sun, the prospect of trying to do it in tight-fitting clothing may feel like too much.

However, compression wear can actually be an amazing asset to your running routine, even in the 90° weather. Check out what SWEAT IT OUT® COOL COMPRESSION® has to say about donning compression wear for your summertime runs, as well as our best compression shorts for your hamstrings, quads, hips and groin, the 1900 SL. We also have compression capris that protect the aforementioned muscles, while also providing knee support, the 1900 SLCP.


Running in compression wear is bothdoable and beneficial.

While you may think that compression wear would be suffocating on a summer run, it will most likely help you to stay cooler. Not only does it help you regulate your body temperature, but it also does a better job of pulling perspiration away from the body than non-compression wear, since the material is continuously in contact with our skin.

Furthermore, compression wear also confers more general benefits by reducing exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD), increasing venous return, and improving strength and endurance; all of which can be a lifesaver for runners who struggle with muscle soreness and calf cramps.

Select the wear that’s right for your needs.

Not all compression garments are created equally. For instance, we engineer some compression tights that grant you muscle support while running, while we design other garments to facilitate recovery from injury.

Compression tights, socks, and calf sleeves all offer different benefits and results. Compression tights can work wonders for runners who frequently suffer from sore quads, glutes, and calf muscles, or who have IT Band issues. In contrast, runners who get cramps in their calves and feet often prefer socks or sleeves.

Another pointer: Remember that some compression tights are better suited for warm weather while others are better for cold weather.

Interested in learning more about what we have to offer, such as the best compression shorts for hamstrings, the 1900 SL, or the best compression capris with knee support, the 1900 SLCP? Whatever it is, SWEAT IT OUT® COOL COMPRESSION® has what you need. Contact the compression experts today by calling 1-800-343-8960.