2XU BECOMES OFFICIAL COMPRESSION PARTNER TO SARACENS
London, 27th July 2016: Performance sports brand 2XU, announces today that it has become the official compression partner to Aviva Premiership and European Rugby Champions Cup winners Saracens. Under the terms of the 2 year agreement, squad members of the ‘Men in Black’ will be kitted out for training and playing in a range of 2XU’s cutting-edge compression products that incorporate innovative technology endorsed by the Australian Institute of Sport.
Saracens joins a number of forward-thinking, elite teams, sports associations and athletes around the world that appreciate 2XU’s unique fusion of scientific and athletic, and its expertise in bringing the performance benefits of compression technology to athletes. 2XU is also associated with Ironman World Champion and triathlon Olympic Gold medalist Jan Frodeno, Taekwondo World Champion Carmen Marton, Athletics Australia, Rowing New Zealand, GB Hockey and Swimming Australia. In addition, in the USA, many NBA and NFL teams use 2XU apparel.
According to James Wilson, General Manager of 2XU, “We’re delighted to be working in association with such a high profile, internationally renowned rugby club as Saracens. With its high attrition rate, rugby is the perfect sport for making effective use of compression garments and we’re excited about the prospect of getting on-going feedback direct from the players as we further develop new products and compression technologies to aid both performance and recovery.”
Phil Morrow, Saracens Performance Director comments “Saracens are delighted to have entered a long term partnership with 2XU. As a club we continually look at how we can improve in every aspect of our game, preparation, recovery and in the support of our players. The 2XU products are high quality compression garments that the players love wearing. During a long hard season with lots of training, game time and travel having products that will reduce the risk of injury and provide recovery benefits will hopefully give us an additional edge in the season ahead.”
Flexible, breathable and designed for action, 2XU products are appropriate for a host of sports and pursuits requiring high levels of muscle support. The garments protect against muscle trauma whilst graduated compression engineering provides faster recovery benefits.
2XU was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2005, and is entirely dedicated to the design and development of world-leading athletic garments. It backs the quality and effectiveness of its products with extensive fabric testing* and in-depth scientific and performance studies**. 2XU employs intelligent physiological design, together with premium performance fabrics and construction and the effectiveness of its garments is underlined by the rapidly increasing numbers of top athletes across a wide range of sports wearing its clothing.
*2XU is committed to fabric testing using internationally recognised measuring apparatus, and tested for all conditions in a simulated environment.
**Testing includes research by the prestigious Australian Institute of Sport that concluded amongst other positive findings that “We would recommend that athletes can improve their performance during 30-minutes of high-intensity cycling by wearing 2XU Elite Compression Tights.”