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Why is graduated compression important?
Many studies on the effectiveness of compression agree that only if the compression garment provides graduated support of 20-30 mmHG of pressure throughout will it be really effective. For example, our own research with Progressive Sports Technologies of Loughborough University Sport Technology Institute shows that unless a compression garments is cut to precisely match the individual's measurements, the effectiveness of the compression garment is compromised.

Kurio 3D Compression garments are the only ones currently offering this level of graduated support throughout.
How does compression help with muscle recovery?
Correct and proper compression can promote an increase in blood flow (venous return) and stop venous pooling. Faster or more efficient blood flow can increase the removal of waste products to create a more efficient recovery mechanism - ultimately making recovery from exercise quicker.
How does compression help when travelling?
After a long journey our muscles often feel fatigued. There is a lot of publicity about the possibly of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) during long haul travel, when there is little possibility of movement.

Compression helps to prevent swelling of ankles and the build up of fluid and this in turn helps to reduce muscle fatigue and the likelihood of DVT.

It's vital that compression leggings are measured and worn correctly. Leggings that do not fit correctly could further increase the risk of DVT and will not reduce fatigue.
Can compression help performance?
Yes. Our research with the University of East London showed that when athletes wore Kurio Compression lessings they went substantially further, when compared to wearing shorts on a run to exhaustion.
Why are Kurio 3D compression garments more expensive than other brands?
Up to now compression garments have been sold in standard sizes - ie off the shelf, which may not provide an accurate fit your body.
Each Kurio garment is hand made to measure in the UK. A 3D scan takes thousands of precise measurements, your pattern is then produced and the garment made to fit you precisely.
Why should I choose Kurio 3D Compression garments?
There are many brands offering standard "off the shelf" compression garments in sizes small, medium and large for example - selling alongside sporting apparel. However most people do not conform to a standard size so accurate and graduated compression cannot be provided. Does everyone who is a medium size fit into a medium sized garment? Is your leg the same size as everyone else's leg?

The ONLY way to deliver graduated compression is to make the compression garment to measure for each individual, who will then derive maximum effectiveness. This is why Kurio is so different – offering Made to Measure garments tailored exactly to each customer's body measurements.
Can I wear Kurio 3D Compression garments during sport as well as afterwards?
Ideally sportspeople should consider two levels of compression garment, one for exercise, and one for recovery. During exercise, some movement is needed to allow the body to exercise for extra freedom of movement without inhibiting natural venous return during the impact phase of exercise. However too much muscle oscillation can lead to muscle soreness (DOMS) which can impair performance. In this case compression in the range of 18 - 21 mmHg is desirable.

For enhanced recovery, when the body is in a semi-relaxed state, when the heart has slowed, the removal of bi-products created during exercise can be enhanced with a higher, but safe, level of compression (23 – 32 mmHg). A better venous return improves the removal of bi-products formed during exercise, such as lactic acid, and helps reduce swelling which aids recovery.
Could compression be detrimental if worn for extended periods?
We believe yes - that's why we recommend wearing compression garments for no more that 6-8 hours after events or exercise. No research on long term wearing of the products has been carried out, although medical grade compression has been in use for many years with higher compression values. If at any time you feel discomfort or swelliing seek medical advice.
How do I get measured?
Individuals - Get in touch and let us know your location, a member of our team will advise you of your nearest Kurio expert.

Teams / Groups - Please contact us to arrange a no obligation presentation or to arrange a booking for your team to be scanned. We bring the scanner to a venue suitable for you.
What is so special about the fabric Kurio uses?
Deceptively simple on the outside. Incredibly complex on the inside.

Our fabric suffers only a 1% loss of compression / elasticity over time versus a typical loss of 8-10% from standard fabric used in compression garments.

The use of warp knitting allows the fabric to stretch in different ways without losing either elasticity or compromising the strength of the material.

The fabric also receives a silver anti-bacterial treatment during manufacture to reduce odours and the need for regular washing.

Our fabric has been tested to achieve maximum wicking (which means drawing sweat away from the skin by capillary action) while being tested in a climate control chamber replicating a 90 min football match at 32 degrees C.

Kurio garments can be worn as normal leggings and tops, they are not thin or translucent like 'ladies' tights.
Are discounts available for multiple / team purchases?
Yes, please contact us to discuss pricing options.
How long can I expect my Kurio 3D Compression garment to last?
We expect all our products to last 2+ yars, depending on the amount of time worn per week and the amount of wear they are subject to.
Will I need to be measured again if I want more product?
Not unless you have gained or lost weight, or changed shape due to exercise which may have changed your muscle definition for example. We retain your unique patterns so if you need to order more product and are the same size and shape you can order without the need for another scan.
Is there a warranty on Kurio 3D Compression garments?
All our garments carry a one-year warranty against manufacturer's fault. We request that you contact us to arrange the return of any faulty garment. We will on inspection offer you a replacement product if the product is deemed to be faulty.
Are there any special washing / drying instructions which will help to maintain my garments?
Detailed washing instructions are posted out with our garments which should be hand washed in warm water (maximum 40°C) with NO detergent or fabric softener which may otherwise affect the antibacterial treatment.

They should be left to dry naturally (NO tumble drying) and should be dry with 2 hours