Friday, November 13, 2020

GO Sleeves Knee Sleeve Review and Giveaway!

 

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Hey everyone!  

I hope you all have stayed safe and healthy during what seems like the longest year ever!  While things to appear to be much worse pandemic wise right now, I think there is light at the end of the tunnel, so remain vigilant...  wear your mask and be smart..  


GO Sleeves

On the plus side, I have still been able to get out and run, and hoping to do more trail runs now that we are in the cool fall and winter, my favorite time to run!   And helping me out once again are the great folks at GO Sleeves!   Check out my review below, but also be sure to enter to win a Knee Sleeve! 

Back in March... actually right as the pandemic hit.. I posted up a review of GO Sleeves calf compressions sleeves, which you can see by clicking HERE

Knee Sleeve

Based on how much I enjoy wearing the GO Sleeves calf sleeves, I was hoping for the same experience with the knee sleeve.  Spoiler alert... I was not disappointed! 

I actually had the sleeves for some time, but hadn't been motivated to get out on the trail.  Then, someone who had read my review of the calf sleeve emailed to ask my thoughts on the fit and performance of the knee sleeve.  That got me going!  

Anyway, pics below are of the packaging, and the process of putting them on.  Much like the calf sleeve, its a matter of reversing it, and then rolling it back into position.  The great thing is that there is a QR code on the package that will take you right to a video on how best to do it! 







So it does take a little practice in finding the right positioning, but the video is really helpful.  Since this is a combination of KT and Compression, its important to get it positioned well.  But again, fairly easy. 

Once on, these sleeves STICK.   That was the main question I got in the email, which was how well they stayed put during a run.  So off I went..  


 I wore the sleeve for a 4 mile run/hike..    a little more than an hour.  After putting it on and getting it aligned to where I wanted it, there were only a few slight shifts in the sleeve over the first minute or so.  I think it was just adjusting in to a good fit with the motion.

From that point on, it was rock solid.  I did some steep ups and downs on trail...  some easy walking and running as well. Based on this trial, I’m feeling 90+% confident that it is going to stay put.   No shifting or sliding up or down, and no curling of the edges top or bottom.

And I really liked the feel.  Not dealing with any knee issues at the moment, but I noticed that I started to wish I had two sleeves on! Lol...  it’s kind of nice to have that “spring loaded” feeling of good compression on a joint.

It was a little chilly, so didn’t sweat a bunch, but my guess is it will handle the sweat much like the calf sleeves..  you’ll feel it, but won’t significantly impact the fit.



So, there you have it.  Another fantastic product from GO Sleeves.  They retail for $49.95, and like the Calf sleeve, it may seem a little steep, but you have to keep in mind that these sleeves (both calf and knee) provide compression AND the kinesiology benefit, so you aren't spending money on KT or Rock Tape..  and these things are made really well.  Super quality built to last..   Check them out HERE.

But don't just listen to me ramble..   enter below to win one for yourself thanks to the great folks at GO Sleeves!


To earn entries, use the Rafflecopter doo-hickey below... Contest ends at 10 PM MST on Friday, November 20th, 2020 and is open to the US and Canada... good luck!




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Thanks again for tuning in, and good luck. 

As always, comments here or on Facebook are great, or feel free to email me

Happy trails!

Jeff
barefootinclined@gmail.com








6 comments:

  1. Awesome review. All on point and these are washable. I love my GO Knee Sleeves. 👍🏼

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  2. These look interesting. Haven’t used anything like them before.

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  3. By the way is did you see that Caribbean joke someplace or did Jamaica it up? :-)/sorry that was really corny

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  4. I generally use KT Tape or RockTape for different things: shins, knees, elbow, shoulder, etc. I do have some sleeves for heavy lifting and some calf sleeves, but I am in need of a new pair and more activity to warrant needing them.

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