We reached out to our followers on Twitter as we wanted some honest reviews of our calf guards. One of the reviewers we selected was Les Jackson or 'GRU' who spends a lot of his time running to raise money for Charites.

VELOCHAMPION calf sleeves 

My trial and review - Suitably impressed.

"I spent all January doing the R.E.D. January challenge, which was basically running every day in January to fundraise for Mind the mental health charity. I did this as my leisure time is dedicated and committed to funding raising as many of you will know already.

This particular challenge was new to me as I would never normally recommend anyone runs every day, certainly not mainly 5k's which is what I did with recovery 1 mile runs on other days when I was resting as such.

The calf sleeves I wore on the last week of the challenge, and at that point, I was pretty much in dire need of them as my lower legs were by now aching on and off during the day and I was getting a little worried that shin splints or the like may be approaching.

For this reason the calf sleeves were a Godsend as putting them on pre-run was like fitting a perfectly fitted glove combined with a security blanket as they went on easily and felt really comfy, and also gave me a feeling of warmth comfort and security that gave me confidence that they would help me out on my run.

I was suitably impressed with the quality as well, as soon as I unpacked them I pretty much knew they were going to feel good once on. They fitted me perfectly from my ankles up to my knees and I am a tall 6 ft 2 runner so that is often a challenge. The compression felt just right, not too much and not too little, and they felt as comfortable as my Skins compression socks which I would normally wear when my muscles were a little weary."

On a whole I am very impressed and happy with the Velochampion compression calf sleeve/guards and whether they are on offer at £9.75 or at their normal price of £19.99 I wouldn't hesitate to buy some more and I am certainly going to recommend them to running friends inc triathletes and maybe even cyclists if I can get past the secret code of what you can and cannot wear whilst out on your bike etc :)

Looks: 5 out of 5 - I like them.
Fit : 5 out of 5 - Fit me perfectly.
Quality: 5 out of 5 - Can't fault them.
Price: 5 out of 5 - At the offer price a bargain, and at full price good value.

Overall: full score, and not just because I got them to trial for free, as I said I will likely buy some spare pairs of these while they are on offer especially. I am an honest truthful person as everyone who knows me will agree. If I don't like something I will tell you :)

Velochampion is a UK based company distributing worldwide and stock a variety of tools, equipment and accessories for cyclists and multi-sport athletes.


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