SKINS worked with the scientific and industrial research organisation in Australia to develop a device capable of taking multiple readings of the human body in motion. We hooked up SKINS athletes and for the first time ever, were able to accurately measure compression on muscles in motion – as they change shape with increased levels of oxygen-fuelled blood pumping through them.SKINS 400 Series is the only high performance apparel to take into account compression levels needed to increase oxygen delivery to active muscles while in motion. We call this dynamic gradient compression.
This is revolutionary stuff – all previous compression measurements have been carried out on athletes standing still.
We now know what compression levels are required for specific muscle groups whilst static, during activity and in post exercise recovery. We know where you need movement for comfort and injury prevention, and how to get the best circulatory benefits for more oxygen delivery and reduced lactic acid build-up.
Our unique and proprietary knowledge is built into A400 products. So you can go out and tear up the ground. Rip a hole in your personal best. Shred the competition and go back for more.
Engineered Gradient Compression
Improved circulation also helps to eliminate lactic acid build up and other metabolic wastes during an intense workout.We’re not just trying to squeeze you. SKINS gradient compression has been engineered to provide the correct level of surface pressure to specific parts of the body. This enhances circulation and gets more vital oxygen to your active muscles – boosting your power, speed and stamina.
The result? You go harder, for longer and recover faster. This scientifically proven technology is featured in all A200 products.
Warp knit fabrics have no natural stretch – instead, the spandex mix ensures specific levels of elasticity and perfectly controlled compression. For a compression product this is superior to using circular knit which has natural stretch, making it hard to maintain the correct level of compression. Circular knit fabrics are also less durable and likely to run if snagged.The fabric in SKINS is warp knitted using multiple fine quality yarns to give superior performance.
Warp knit construction has a ‘float line’ between loops to aid moisture management
Multiple yarns are used for added strength and to eliminate running if the fabric is torn
400 fit is completely unique to SKINS.
We conducted our own research study of hundreds of athletes of all shapes and sizes. Using a full body 3D scanner, we gathered over 800,000 measurements from each chosen athlete. The result is 400 fit, a way of cutting and shaping SKINS according to 400 key fitting points. This gives a more comfortable fit and more precise, targeted dynamic gradient compression.
Our research also led us to produce a greater range of leg lengths for men and different body shapes for women.
No product in the world pays such attention to your body size and shape. Which is why nothing fits – or works – quite like SKINS 400 Series.
A200 - SKIN fit
SKINS unique sizing system is based on a Body Mass Index (BMI) / anthropometrical algorithm, because you only get the full benefits of gradient compression if your SKINS fit you properly. This sizing is behind all A200 men's and women's compression garments.