How does CW-X Compression Gear work?
With four-way stretch fabric and a patented CW-X EXO Web mirroring the lines of human anatomy, CW-X bands muscles and joints together which increases the body’s efficiency, diminishes fatigue and reduces risk of injury.
What is the CW-X EXO Web?
Following the laws of anatomy, the EXO Web is a built-in taping system whose precise, gentle pressure stabilizes joints and promotes muscle balance. It increases power and reduces fatigue.
What is the difference between the various tights & shorts?
Muscle & Joint Support
Endurance Generator– Supports knees, hamstrings, quads, IT-bands, pelvis, and lower back
Stabilyx/Stabilyx 2.0– Supports lower back, knees, hips, and pelvis
Expert 2.0– Supports knees and hips
What makes CW-X gear UV Protective?
Our fabrics are UV (ultraviolet) Protective due to a dense, tight construction that minimize the amount of UV light that goes through, and also due to the fabric type used in the line. Polyester does a fantastic job at disrupting UV light as well as Nylon. In addition to construction and fabric type, darker colors keep UV rays from reaching your skin by absorbing them rather than allowing them to penetrate.
We do not treat nor infuse our fabrics with chemical UV absorbers that block ultraviolet-A (UVA) and ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays.
How do I find the right size and fit?
For optimum performance, your CW-X garment needs to fit correctly. CW-X Compression Gear should fit tightly yet comfortably into the body.
If one of your measurements is on the borderline between two sizes, choose the larger size.
Please refer to our Size & Fit Page for all our Size Charts, and remember if the fit isn’t perfect, you can return the garment.
How do I put on the tights properly?
To achieve maximum support and comfort, please wear the tights as recommended.
We suggest sitting down to put it on.
Use both hands to slowly roll the tights up your legs.
Make sure the support web is aligned properly and symmetrically on both legs.
NOTE: The support lines should cross above and below your knee caps
Please check whether the knee support is fitting correctly or not.
If there are too many wrinkles in the knee area, the fitting is incorrect.
Adjust the waistband as needed.
What is CW-X compression rate?
Compression is rated in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). CW-X shorts and tights are rated 18-20 mmHg which is, Athletic grade compression. Medical compression rate is usually above 20 mmHg.
What are CW-X Wash and Care instructions?
CW-X garments require careful washing to protect the fabric and enhance its performance life.
We recommend the following steps:
Machine wash warm with like colors
Line dry in the shade
Do not tumble dry
Do not bleach
Do not iron
Do not dry clean
Do not pin race bibs or other items to gear
Should I wear underwear under compression?
It’s up to you! Most people prefer to wear undergarments under compression. It’s recommended that sports underwear made from performance fabrics are worn rather than cotton as cotton will not wick away the sweat.
Can I wear CW-X for water sports?
We DO NOT recommend the use of our products for water sports, especially swimming in the pool as chlorine can easily damage the material of the EXO Web.