Compression-wear with kinesio technology
The clothing athletes wear is a key part of how they perform and the benefits of technologies such as compression, joint support and kinesiology tape are enjoyed by sports professionals every day, around the globe. Until now, experiencing these technologies has been about picking the right garment each time to deal with a particular issue. But this month British sportswear company Python Performance has launched a Kickstarter campaign to take their new concept of compression/kinesio activewear to the masses.
The brand has developed a new fabric technology based on the proprioceptive principles of kinesiology tape. By integrating this the company has created what has been described as “the next step in performance sportswear” and is already making waves among sport scientists and athletes across the globe.
Python Performance’s Contour Compression leggings and tops outperform top brand competitors by delivering multiple functionality in a single garment – a first, not currently available on the market until today. Each garment includes the innovative new ReForm fabric technology – an unique method of weaving material to deliver pinpoint heat and cooling, pinpoint compression and supportive joint stabilisation in one garment so the wearer feels supported where they need it most.
The ReForm fabric technology in each Python Performance garment provides:
- Proprioceptive support – the Lycra-backed strips are based on the principles of kinesiology tape to help people feel supported – without the need to apply tape each time – and providing postural support, pulling the wearer subtly into a better stance
- Stabilisation – targeting injury prone points to avoid pain and aid performance
- Optimised muscle activation – with pinpoint heat and cooling, plus pinpoint compression just where it is needed most. It allows for heat dissipation and retention in the right places, enhancing performance
- Joint support – the integrated ReForm technology and the way the garment is designed provides support and stabilisation to joints removing the need for additional support products
Python Performance has already trialled its range among sport scientists and athletes performing at the highest levels, with support across the board. In addition, the company’s innovations have sparked immediate interest with top sports institution University of Birmingham – its sport science department is testing the fabric technology as part of the degree, with dissertations on the innovation due later in the year.
Oscar Ryndziewicz, CEO of Python Performance, commented:
“We’ve had an amazing response to the fabric technology we’ve developed, so we’re extremely excited to launch our Kickstarter campaign which will allow us to take the innovations to the people who will benefit. Our ambition is to provide not only athletes but anyone who enjoys sport and fitness with the most innovative clothing, so they can outperform themselves every time.”