As promised on Slowtwitch – here is a review of the BV Sport Compression Sleeves.We’ve taken this test a while back and ever since the BV Sport Booster has established itself as one of our favorite Compression Socks / Sleeves for sport and travel.
Brand: BV Sport
Produkt: Booster, Prorecup, Confort.
Price: 75 Swiss Franks for Booster and Confort, 102 Swiss Franks for Prorecup
Miles Tested: app. 187
Test Conditions: From sunny dessert in 110 Fahrenheit to snowy mountains in 15 Fahrenheit. Run through the dessert, rivers, snow, in high and low altitude. Both in racing and training.
Ordering process: A little more complicated through leg measurements required when ordering but therefore you get a testers favorite. Sizing turned out to be perfect.
Sock Feel: The material appears a little rougher than other socks. However, after putting them on it turned out to be a good feeling on the skin.
Seams: Not an issue on the Booster as it doesn’t have a foot. As for the Prorecup and Confort they are situated in front of your toes where you don’t feel them during exercise.
Compression: Great, tight compression. Very nice compact feeling on the calf which made for a very ‘athletic’ feel.
Cushion: No cushion due to no foot on the Booster, nice and thin feel on Confort and Prorecup
Use: Easy use and fast to put on thanks to the missing foot.
Performance: The socks perform under any condition. There was no overheating (BV SPORT recommends to drench them in water in hot climates) and we felt positive effects regardless to the climate.
Durability: So far they survived a lot of running and washing. We tried both machine and hand wash, dragged them through the dirt and freezing cold water – short: we really weren’t gentle but they are keeping up great.
Regeneration: Great effect after the workout. Even after tough hill workouts, regeneration was a lot faster and during workouts our legs definitely kept up a lot longer. Great thing: Even if you don’t want to spend the money on 3 different pairs of socks and decide to go with the Booster alone: It is doing the trick. Top in terms of recovery.
Look: We love the look of all 3 styles. The Booster looks very athletic and powerful, the Prorecup comes in a clean white and the Confort in a simple black which allows to wear them with a suit as well.
Comments: Great choice for triathletes as it can be worn under the wetsuit during the swim already, which saves time in transition. The fact that BV Sport is testing its products a lot and even offers suggestions for proper use makes this product even more desirable. Test winner together with Bauerfeind, CEP and SLS3. It is up to you if you want one pair that offers it all, or 3 specific pairs.
With the Prorecup and Confort, BV Sport offers a compression ‘alternative’ for every hour of the day. The Prorecup has a very specific compression for the most effective regeneration 2 hours after the work out. For the rest of the day, travel and work, Confort is your choice.