THE TOP SECRET TOOLS FOR WORLD CLASS RESULTS.
COMPRESSION R+D:The Top Secret Tools for World Class Results.
Because we value objectivity, the unyielding need for scientific research and proven results, we like to let the experts do the hard yards when it comes to 2XU Compression. So what goes on behind the scenes in order to develop the best Compression apparel on the market?
Here’s a quick spotlight on our powerful, privileged relationship with Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) and what goes on under the microscope…
RMIT & RESEARCH
With constant search for the latest technologies and materials from leading fabric mills around the globe, 2XU continues to engineer solutions to bring the most advanced compression products in the market.
Rigorous fabric testing is conducted using state of the art techniques and research equipment from leading research institutions such as RMIT University (Dept of Performance and Sports Apparel Textiles) to ensure 2XU Compression is engineered to sustain all the rigours and complexities that sports bring.
TOP SECRET TOOLS: THE WEAPONS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE…
Climate Control Chamber
WHAT? The Climate Control Chamber can be adjusted in temperature and humidity levels to replicate unique climatic conditions across the globe.
WHY? So we can mimic how the garment will perform in all kinds of environments; from sweaty gyms through to Hawaiian Iron mans, chilly winter Marathons and more.
THERMAL SWEATING MANIKIN
WHAT? The Thermal Sweating Manikin performs movements which imitate human body patterns during activity and simulates human body skin responses to the wearing of textile apparel in controlled environments.
WHY? Data is then interpreted to determine moisture wicking and cooling properties of 2XU garments.
3D BODY SCANNER
WHAT? Intricate body measurements can be taken by this 3D Body Scanner featuring white light technology for a true-to-scale 3D body map.
WHY? The fit and sizing of 2XU garments is then determined according to the results of such 3D body scans (typically of hundreds of individuals of various shapes and sizes) in order to ensure we’re offering solutions for our hugely varied population.
SALZMANN COMPRESSION TESTING APPARATUS
WHAT? The Salzmann Testing Apparatus is internationally recognised as the leading and technically most accurate for compression pressure measurements and is also used for medical compression.
WHY? 2XU Compression garments are tested using this device for quality control purposes, and to ensure correct mm hg pressure ratings are achieved for graduated compression apparel.
INSTRON TENSILE STRENGTH TESTER
WHAT? The Instron Tensile Strength Tester is used to measure the tensile strength and resistance of 2XU fabrics in terms of tearing and bursting.
WHY? All 2XU Compression fabric batches are quality tested for power and recovery properties. Products produced by 2XU competitor brands are also examined to ensure 2XU remains at the forefront in supplying best-in-class Compression across the world.