Wicking & Thermoregulation 1
Thermographic survey of high tech compression garments
– Thermovision Services, Farmborough Heights, New South Wales, Australia
This report used thermographs of two elite football players alternating between wearing Skins™ and not wearing Skins™. There are clear differences between the surface temperatures when wearing Skins™ of between 3 and 5 degrees at the working muscles.
Area 1 29.7 30.3
25.0 27.8 25.3
The effects of Skins™ in different temperature conditions
– The Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand
This detailed study conducted at the Waikato Institute (NZ) compared the effects of Skins™ in different temperature conditions. The measurements include heat rate, core body temperature perception and heat stress, all of which improved when wearing Skins™ compared to controls.
Thermal sensation and RPE response to exercice
20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 0
RPE & thermal sensation
during three different environmental conditions
SkinsTM RPE SkinsTM TS Cold RPE SkinsTM TS No SkinsTM TS Cold TS
Thermal sensation and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) during three separate trials, exercise in the cold, exercise in the heat with SkinsTM. During the first 30 minutes there was no observed difference in RPE for any of the trials. After the 30-minute mark, at any point in time, three was a trend for a higher RPE during the hot-no SkinsTM trial when compared with the hot-SkinsTM and cold trial.
Key Research Studies