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  • RANGE BOOK FEBRUARY 2015

  • 1RANGE BOOK FEBRUARY 2015

    CONTENTS + COMPARISON CHART

    INTRO

    THE SKINS COMPRESSION RANgES A COMPARISON

    The key technology, features and benefits of SKINS compression ranges

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    A20

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    PERFORMANCE ENHANCERS AND BIOMECHANICAL FEATURES

    Scientifically proven Dynamic Gradient Compression

    Scientifically proven Engineered Gradient Compression

    Compression optimised for recovery

    Strategically placed Memory MX panels for biomechanical function

    Muscle support and stability during activity

    Seams positioned for ultimate comfort during recovery

    Fit based on 3D body scan research data

    Fit based on Body Mass Index (BMI)

    COMFORT AND PROTECTION FEATURES

    Moisture management wicking

    ADAPTIVE technology to keep you cool when its hot and warm when its cold

    Enhanced body temperature optimisation

    Proven 50+ UV protection in all non-mesh areas

    A-Seams that are flat and flexible and eliminate chafing

    360 degree reflectivity

    4 needle flat lock stitching for durability and comfort

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

    Warp knit fabric construction

    Memory MX waistband that moves with the body

    Jacquard elastic waistband

    Sewn-in elastic waistband for comfort

    PU bonded hems for comfort and a smooth finish

    Silicone gripper on tops to stop them riding up

    Stretch airflow mesh for breathability and reduced restriction

    Integrated pocket in tights/shorts

    Fly front in mens tights for convenience

  • 32 RANGE BOOK FEBRUARY 2015ITS EQUIPMENT, NOT CLOTHING.

    WHY SKINS? + BIOM

    ECHANICAL DESIgNINTRO

    200 Series: The enhanced circulatory effect warms muscles quickly while the superior moisture wicking properties of SKINS fabric promote your bodys ability to control its temperature naturally.

    SKINS shield the body from harmful UV rays, with 50+ UV protection in all non-mesh areas on all SKINS garments. The only thing getting burnt should be your PBs.

    WARP KNIT TECHNOLOgyThe fabric in SKINS is warp knitted using multiple fine quality yarns for added strength. Our warp knit fabric has been developed to include our own Elastane mix so it delivers specific levels of elasticity and perfectly controlled compression, guaranteeing your SKINS return to their original tension and shape. The warp knit structure is also highly durable.

    PERFORMANCE VALIDATED By RESEARCHIts easy to make all these claims because we have independent proof to back it up. Research conducted on the functional parameters and innovative design of SKINS is unrivalled within the sports compression industry. So far, more than 20 studies carried out using SKINS have been published in peer reviewed journals and theyre available on our website. Some of our competitors have even copied these research findings to justify their inferior offer... the cheeky buggers.

    SKINS BIOMECHANICAL DESIgN

    FOCUSED COMPRESSION AND MUSCLE SUPPORTSKINS are designed to wrap and support key muscle groups with panels positioned to follow your natural muscle and tendon structure. The seams are biomechanically placed to act as anchor points, offering focused support and stability to major muscle groups, promoting a heightened sense of proprioception (spacial awareness, in case you were wondering). The wrapping effect and specific compression help to reduce soft tissue damage and muscle soreness.

    FREEDOM OF MOVEMENTSKINS A400 garments use a low denier Memory MX fabric around the knees on long tights and around the obliques, down the spine and in the lower back on tops. This medically applicable, elastomeric yarn provides consistent compression but also supports the bodys natural movements with perfect stretch and recovery to allow complete freedom of movement.

    INjURy PREVENTIONIf your sport includes running or jumping, and lets face it, theres not too many sports that dont, then you could be at risk of Iliotibial Band (ITB), Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL) and calf muscle injuries. In SKINS A400, high denier, Memory MX panels reduce pressure on the ITB and TFL muscle groups to ensure their natural function without any unnecessary force. A split seam on the lateral and medial gastrocnemius calf muscles helps to reduce localised fatigue and limit the risk of injury.

    THE BIg WHY?

    SKINS DyNAMIC gRADIENT COMPRESSIONAthletes rarely stand still. In developing our revolutionary 400 Series, we studied athletes to determine the compression requirements in motion, while static and during recovery. The result? An even better level of gradient compression engineered for optimal performance during activity.

    SKINS ENgINEERED gRADIENT COMPRESSIONSKINS gradient compression has been engineered to provide surface pressure to specific areas on the body, increasing circulation and delivering more oxygen to active muscles so you can train harder, perform longer and recover faster.

    PRECISION FITSKINS dont believe in one size fits all. If compression is too tight, it can restrict blood flow and if its too loose, then theres not much point wearing it. Thats why we take the sizing and fit of our garments seriously. Each product has a specific size chart, taking into account height and weight, to help you choose the right size garment.

    400 Series: We took 3D full body scans of hundreds of amateur and professional athletes of all shapes and sizes. From the 800,000 measurements collected of each person, we established 400 key fitting points which form the basis of all 400 Series garments. As well as enabling us to maximise blood flow during activity, the research allowed us to ensure ultimate comfort of our 400 Series ranges.

    200 Series: SKINS A200 uses a unique Body Mass Index (BMI) sizing algorithm to determine the best size and fit for your body.

    TEMPERATURE, MOISTURE MANAgEMENT AND UV PROTECTIONSKINS keep you cool when its warm and warm when its cool how cool is that! We do this differently across our ranges as follows:

    400 Series: Both temperature control and moisture management are taken care of in the new A400 with a cutting edge technology out of Switzerland: ADAPTIVE by HeiQ. At low temperatures, the unique polymer binds moisture in its structure keeping you feeling warm and dry. As your temperature increases it changes its properties, releasing the stored moisture to the surface where it evaporates and cools your skin. Recent testing at RMIT University in Melbourne has shown that wearing SKINS treated with ADAPTIVE by HeiQ can keep you cooler than not wearing anything at all.

    WEARINg SKINS A400 LONg TIgHTS

    WITH ADAPTIVE TREATMENT

    BARE LEg

  • 54 RANGE BOOK FEBRUARY 2015ITS EQUIPMENT, NOT CLOTHING.

    ACTIVE

    WHATS NEW IN THE NEW SKINS A400 IMPROVED SUPPORT WITH DyNAMIC gRADIENT COMPRESSIONTwo things that dont stand still: athletes and our development. The new A400 is the most advanced compression technology available. Each pair of long tights is constructed from 24 individual panels. These panels follow the natural lines of the human muscle and tendon patterns to ensure the right compression is delivered to exactly the right places. Coupled with our unique Dynamic Gradient Compression for optimised compression during activity youve got the most advanced compression technology ever.

    ADAPTIVE By HEIQControls temperature like a second skin by adapting to your constantly changing environment, keeping you feeling warm when its cold and cool when its hot.

    When cool, the polymer binds moisture in to keep you feeling warm and dry. It will then adapt as you get hotter by releasing stored moisture to the surface where it can evaporate, helping your body cool down. In fact, research shows, it can keep you cooler than if you were wearing nothing at all. Now thats cool!

    360 DEgREE REFLECTIVITyWeve added 360 degree visibility so youll stand out on every level, in any light. By day, its sleek looking graphics made from premium reflective glass bead technology. At night, the graphics come alive to make you visible from up to 160 metres away.

    A-SEAMS AND BONDED HEMSThis is all about the comfort and style of our new A400 garments. Ultimate comfort is delivered through flexible, flatter seams. The A-Seam was developed specially for technical athletic wear its sleek construction means it sits flat against your body to eliminate chafing. Its also 30% stronger than a standard stitch making your SKINS even more durable than before.

    Bonded hems use an adhesive film in place of stitching. These hems are highly elastic so wont dig in like some stitched hems can, resulting in a streamlined look and an even more comfortable fit.

    PERfORMANCE ENHANCERS ANDBIOMECHANICAL BENEfITS

    SKINS Dynamic Gradient Compression improved compression technology for active bodies

    Muscle stability and support during activity Strategically placed Memory MX panels for

    biomechanical function and injury prevention Precision fit based on 3D body scan data

    fABRIC SPECIfICATIONS Constructed from 5 technical fabrics Warp knit construction for optimum

    compression control and durability Flexible A-Seams for comfort and

    durability without chafing Bonded hems for comfort

    COMfORT AND PROTECTION BENEfITS ADAPTIVE Technology state-of-the-art

    temperature and moisture management 360 degree reflectivity stay visible in low

    light conditions up to 160m away Proven 50+ UV protection in all non-mesh areas

    WHEN TO WEAR SKINS A400 Wear them while you warm up to help get your

    blood flowing and muscles warmed up quickly Wear them while you train to help reduce t