A few weeks back, I was sent a Copper Wear Knee Sleeve to try out and review. It’s an ‘As Seen On TV’ product and they make an entire line of copper clothing and supports. The design incorporates specially formulated high-performance nylon, and is impregnated with heat-conducting copper fibers. This helps necessary blood flow and provides essential joint compression.
As with the previous copper knee product I tested, I got a Large (17 1/2″-19″). It was very comfortable, and not insanely tight like the other. In fact, it was almost a little loose sometimes depending on how much my leg is swelling for the day. I can wear it all day and it doesn’t make my skin sweat or get itchy. It’s also great for compression and my knee does feel better when I’m wearing it.
Now, on to the big question: Is it better because of the copper? I can’t really say one way or another. I’ve got several compression & support sleeves lying around, and I use them all depending on what is going on with my knee at the time. I wouldn’t say that it’s any better or any worse…just the same.
Overall, this one was a lot better than the previous copper sleeve I tried, though it’s hard to say how much the copper itself is helping. That aside, it’s a great compression sleeve that’s light and thin, and great for very hot weather. It is available online for $9.99 (+ shipping).
I received the above mentioned product for free to help facilitate my review. My opinion is 100% my own.