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    Product Review: Zensah Seamless Long Sleeve Compression Shirt

    Those of you gluten-free people, bear with me while I touch on another great running product. Those who are gluten-free & runners – bonus! ;)

    I did a review last month that you can read here on Zensah’s Running Leg Sleeves. After that review, I was contacted by Zensah and asked if I was interested in reviewing their seamless long sleeve compression shirt. Of course I was! I am all about the running gear & if the shirt was anything like my leg sleeves, I was in for a treat! A few days later I received a complimentary shirt to review.

     

    About Zensah:

    Based on the Italian word “SENZA” meaning to be “without” so too should athletes be “without limits.” This mantra inspires us each and every day to create the most cutting edge sports apparel. All of our products are developed using seamless technology, simply meaning they are made without seams.

    Zensah was created to help athletes at all levels improve their performance by utilizing innovative sportswear made with cutting edge technology.

    Zensah’s revolutionary seamless design consists of an ultra-breathable, moisture wicking fabric that draws sweat away from the body, allowing the garment and athlete to stay cool, dry and light. Zensah®, the pioneer of graduated compression apparel, has created revolutionary seamless sportswear designed as a true second-skin fit, giving the athlete greater performance, comfort and mobility.

    Our technology has allowed us to create groundbreaking products and enhance our athletes’ performances not only in training but more importantly in competition.

    Zensah’s Sales and Marketing office is based in Miami, Florida.

    I have now worn the shirt 3 different times – once to cross train, once for a shorter run and once for a 12 miler. The first 2 workouts were inside at the gym & the shirt did a great job of wicking away the sweat and keeping me cool. I was no “wamer” wearing this long sleeve shirt inside than I was wearing my typical tank top. The last run, my 12 miler, was done outside. I wore the shirt as part of my layering with it being the bottom layer. I have had a problem recently with my shirts causing chaffing on my long runs – this shirt did not do that! No chaffing! I added another l/s shirt over the Zensah & a thermal running jacket. It was 18 outside when I started my run that morning.

    What I loved about this shirt:

    • lightweight & doesn’t seem to get any heavier when it is sweaty (gross, but a fact of life in running and/or sports)
    • wicks away sweat
    • no chaffing

    The only complaint I have:

    • The shirt rides up – I would pull it down & it came just over my hips, but it would ride up around my waist while running. Not a huge deal and I just pulled it back down every now & then. This was really noticeable on my 12 miler.

    I still stand by my recommendation of Zensah products. I wear my leg sleeves on every run and after every long run, too. My calves & shins have never felt better during training.

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