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12/2/13 8:38 A

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Thanks for the info. This was interesting

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11/26/13 10:18 P

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Sure, compression sleeves will give you some warmth but they may also give too much warmth. Depending on what you have, they may not be warmth regulating. In addition, they'll be squeezing the heck out of your arms for no benefit. Depending on the design they may also:

- be harder to pull on and adjust than arm warmers
- have no wicking properties for removing sweat
- have no fleece or other materials better suited for warmth
and so on...

Compression sleeves are intended for particular purposes (performance, recovery, medical issues). If what you want is warm arms (without sweat), you're better off with real arm warmers.

Edited by: PASTAFARIAN at: 11/27/2013 (02:06)
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EMMACLAIRE5's Photo EMMACLAIRE5 Posts: 115
11/26/13 9:50 P

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They are compression sleeves - is there a reason they couldn't be used as arm warmers as well? Or is that the part where I'm going to look like a lost little newbie?

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11/26/13 9:21 P

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My bad, I skimmed through the posts and got the impression that initially you thought they were compression sleeves and later determined they were warmers. Big difference between the two :)

I apologize for the confusion, like Pastafarian stated, could you clarify what is specifically on the package... Then we'll go from there.

Sorry for any confuzzlement :)

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11/26/13 8:40 P

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Sorry to be repetitive but you originally said "compression sleeves" but now you're agreeing with Robert's link to arm warmers. Compression sleeves for arms are not arm warmers. What does the packaging actually say?

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11/26/13 6:09 P

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Thanks for the info, O2V - I was thinking using them for warmers would be handy. When I'm cold in the morning, its my arms that feel it the worst, so vests are pretty worthless for me. But then the first part of me that gets sweaty is my arms and I'm constantly pushing up my sleeves. I'll have to give them a try that way on a 5am run, where nobody will see me messing around with them trying to figure it all out!

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Basically it looks like this is what you are talking about.

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While I have never used them, they are pretty much what they are, for keeping your arms warm, specifically for those early morning race starts where it is chilly in the morning but warms later on. The sleeves provide some protection and warmth then can be easily removed and stored in a small case on a fuel belt as you warm up from the early miles of a race or training run.

they also have cooling sleeves as well with special material to keep your skin temps down. very useful for hot weather running and triathlon.

hope that helps...

compression gear is another subject... i use socks during and after a long run / race... very good to have :)

Info on compression gear FYI :)
compressionsleeve.org/

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Arm sleeves are what I got. I'm sure there is good info on Google, but thought some advice from folks who've used them might be more helpful :-)

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Do you mean compression sleeves for calves, quads, arms, or something else? They're all called compression sleeves. (Sleeves for warmth are something else and should be labelled "warmers".) Before anyone launches into a lecture, it might help to make sure we're talking about the same thing.

PS: There are lots of pages on these things for which you can just google. Probably a lot more authoritative than any response you'll get here.

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I received a pair of compression sleeves from my sweetie for my birthday. Problem is, I"m not exactly sure how to use them. Do you use them when you run? After you run? Are they for warmth as well as to keep the blood flowing? I just don't want to use them incorrectly and look like I don't know what I'm doing.

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