Why You Need to Wear Compression Gear When Cycling

Although the summer’s heat might be fading, it usually takes more than some cool air to deter the hardcore cyclists. For those of you who can’t imagine going without biking for a few miles at least a few times a week, rain, sleet, and even a little snow aren’t enough to prevent you from taking the bike out for a ride.



When you’re dedicated to your riding routine, you would be wise to wear the proper gear that will support your habit. When it comes to cycling, everything from compression tops to compression tights can be essential to an optimized riding experience.

Unlike what you may often see other cyclists wearing, SWEAT IT OUT® COOL COMPRESSION® specializes in authentic, high-quality compression wear that really works. If you’re considering some compression gear for you fall rides, check out our list of ways in which these garments can up your game!


  1. Cut Down on Chafing

Oftentimes, biking for long periods can cause chafing. While this usually tends to happen at the hip and shoulder joints, some riders also experience chafing as their legs rub against the bicycle seat or frame. Both women and men can chafe around the nipple area as well.

With quality compression gear from SWEAT IT OUT® COOL COMPRESSION®, your clothing will stay perfectly in place, so that you can avoid that problem. For instance, if you’re dealing with shoulder joint chafing, check out our 3020 Performance Compression Short Sleeve Shirt, pictured above.


  1. Keep Your Muscles Warm

While staying toasty may not be a big concern during the summer, you’ll have to start thinking about it more as it gets colder out. Compression gear lays snug against your body, keeping airflow away from the surface of your skin. By keeping your skin warm, your body doesn’t need to send as much blood to the surface capillaries, leaving more blood available to warm your muscles and keep you comfortable as you ride. Take a peek at our 1900SLCP Performance Compression Thigh, Groin, Hip & Knee Support garment (see picture) if you’re looking for a full-body experience.


  1. Beef Up Your Endurance

Countless studies have proven compression gear’s ability to improve endurance, promote good athletic posture, and reduce muscle soreness; all of which is beneficial for long-distance riding.


Are you looking to buy running compression gear? Don’t settle for the knock-off stuff; you need the real deal. Contact SWEAT IT OUT® COOL COMPRESSION® today by calling us at 1-800-343-8960.