Review and Giveaway:  SKINS DNAmic Compression

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by SKINS through my partnership with Fit Approach. While I received a pair of SKINS for this review, I did not receive any additional compensation. As always, all opinions are my own.

As a runner, I have a wee bit of an obsession with compression socks. Yet, for some reason and despite my interest in compression, I never bit the bullet on purchasing a pair of compression pants or capris. So, when I received the opportunity to test out a pair of SKINS DNAmic Gradient Compression thanks to my affiliation with Fit Approach, I was all in! The women’s DNAmic Compression line offers athletes quite a few fun, bold designs and the Dynamic Gradient Compression helps performance and assists in speeding up the recovery process.

As mentioned on their website, the benefits and features of the DNAmic long tights are many:

“If there’s one pair of tights you need in your workout wardrobe this season it’s the DNAmic long tights. Combining the best in style with the best in our compression tech, the SKINS DNAmic long tights will keep you comfy and supported through the highest intensity training sessions. Give yourself a performance boost in the DNAmic long tights. They’ll carry you through from warm-up to cool-down and onwards to your post workout brunch date.” –SKINS

For those of you that are wondering why SKINS is different from other compression gear, they continue to spend quite a bit of time researching and developing their products. The research they conduct allows their company to continue to push the envelope and develop amazing gear.  Some of the key research findings on SKINS Compression are that it:
• increases venous return
• reduces exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD)
• accelerates recovery processes
• removes lactic acid faster
• increases strength and power
• improves endurance
• increases muscle oxygenation
• improves body temperature control
• reduces in-flight ankle oedema

Feel free to visit their website for more in depth information on the science behind their products.After testing out the SKINS DNAmic long tights, I think I will be incorporating more compression tights and capris into my running rotation. I enjoyed the feel of these tights; the moisture wicking quality of these tights keeps you comfortable and dry. The fit of these pants is also snug and designed to keep you from chaffing. I highly recommend using their fitting guide on their website. SKINS unique sizing system is based on our unique Body Mass Index (BMI)/anthropometrical algorithm, because you only get the full benefits of gradient compression if the SKINS fits you properly. Plus, you don’t want them to slide around and cause chaffing! Lastly, I really like that SKINS products offer 50+ UV Protection, including their line of tops!

So, are you a fan of compression? The lovely folks over at SKINS are providing one Lisa Runs for Cupcakes reader with the opportunity to win their very own SKINS DNAmic Compression Tights!

Simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below:

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Official Rules of the Giveaway:
Giveaway ends Monday, July 7, 2016 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be selected by and be notified by e-mail. The winner will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Lisa Runs for Cupcakes will provide the winner’s contact information to SKINS. ENTRY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY. ONE PRIZE PER PERSON. If you win this giveaway, and have already won another prize from SKINS through another blog, please disclose that you have already won so we can choose another winner. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

And, if you can’t wait to get your hands on a pair of SKINS, please use the discount code ‘SWEATPINK-SKINS20’ to receive 20% off your SKINS purchase. This discount is valid from today until 31st July 2016 and this discount is not valid on already discounted products.

Tell me, why do you wear compression? Which item would you like to try from SKINS?


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by SKINS through my partnership with Fit Approach. While I received a pair of SKINS for this review, I did not receive any additional compensation. As always, all opinions are my own.


  1. i totally love love compression socks. I had a pair of skins a few years ago – wore em OUT!!! love em. i would kill for a new pair of those sexy tights!

  2. Michelle B says:

    I’m like you, I have an obsession with compression socks but never ventured into the compression clothing arena. It looks SKINS have a couple of really cute items (like those tights). I kinda want to try the tights or the superpose shorts out. I’m always scared of patterns on my legs though (they always seem to make my thighs look way bigger).

  3. Love over the calf compression socks, the Skins a400 long tights would be great to try for running trails

  4. I have yet to hop on the compression train mostly b/c of the cost, but would be so freaking cool to try them out!

  5. Love these pants!!!!
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  6. I wear compression socks to help aid in recovery. I totally feel the difference between wearing them and not wearing them when I run long distances. I really want to try these out.

  7. Love the dynamic long tights for women. The designs are so cute!

  8. I love these pants! I also love compression socks for long runs and recovery 🙂
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  9. Jeffrey says:

    As an aging runner I’ve found that compression has aided in my recovery, especially after long or intense workouts. The DNAmic Men’s Long Tights in Black look awesome!

  10. I’ve used compression socks and some lightweight compression capris. I’d love to see how the tights shown compare. Thank So!

  11. I love my compression tights and capris … They are a staple in my running/walking wardrobe to be sure. I’ld love to see how these work in comparison… I really like the ones you are wearing… really cute for compression!

  12. I’ve worn compression socks a lot and own 1 pair of compression pants, but I’d love to venture out even further! I always feel better after a run when I’ve worn compression clothing. I especially love the Midnight/Sage Long Tights from Skins!

  13. Love the pattern. It would be great to win a pair to try!

  14. i like how comfortable it is

  15. Sadie B. says:

    I like to wear compression socks or sleeves. I would love to try the Skins compression tank.

  16. LaTanya says:

    I like the DNAMIC WOMEN’S 1/2 TIGHTS

  17. I love the recovery from compression! Feels great!

  18. I have more pairs than one should of compression socks… But those tights?! Love!! I’ve never tried Skins, but these tights might need to make it my way…

  19. I like compression tights after a race, or sometimes for a long run (if it’s not too hot!). Those tights look fun though — love the patterns.

  20. Kristi L says:

    I wear compression shorts to run in to help prevent chaffing. I also use compression socks for recovery after those long runs.

  21. robin p says:

    i wear compression to aid in circulation to prevent soreness and keep me going. i would love to try the DNAmic long tights!

  22. Catey B says:

    These pants are completely amazing! May have to bite the bullet and splurge for myself! I’ve only ever used compression on my lower legs/feet with socks and sleeves…I did get some foot sleeves which I have fallen in love with for when my feet feel tired. Sounds totally weird but they are awesome!

  23. Compression tights! Compression tights! Compression tights! I’d love to try those. Had a pair once years ago….changed my life. When I was running, I did use compression socks to help with an injury. Game changer.

  24. Cool giveaway! Men’s Dnamic Shorts

  25. I am loving these fun tights!!!
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