This high performance range of hybrid compression garments is designed to enhance athletic performance and accelerate recovery after sustained periods of exercise, and will be worn by Springboks wing Bryan Habana in the forthcoming Rugby World Cup.
We have been trying out the kit over the last week and we are already great fans of the new range with our initial impression being very favourable. The compression and moisture removal features are immediately obvious while the top looks great with its contrast lower sleeve and has a quality natural feel to it. We are therefore sure that the Mercury compression range will become a valuable piece of many rugby players kit in the future
Inspired by its use in the medical industry, Mercury Compression uses graded compression in key zones to aid blood circulation (lower leg and lower arm). This in turn can assist in a higher venous return (volume of blood returning to the heart) resulting in faster removal of lactic acid, improved warm-up time and the ability to exercise harder for longer.
Tested extensively by the Progressive Sports Technologies Consultancy based at Loughborough University, the constant compression element of the garment reduces muscle oscillation by up to 50%. As well as assisting technique, this can reduce muscle fatigue and be linked to an improved mean power output. Independent research has proven that Canterbury Mercury Compression garments can reduce muscle soreness by up to 30% following prolonged periods of exercise.
Sweat is transported from the skin’s surface and evaporated by breathable fabric, which, combined with innovative LYCRA® SPORT fabric, maintains the optimum level of compression whilst helping to achieve a constant body temperature.
Win items from the Mercury Compression Range
For your chance to win the items simply answer the question below by 9.00 a.m. on Monday 15 August.
Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide contact details including a postal address, telephone number and size details.
Which Super 15 team does Bryan Habana play for?
a. The Chiefs
b. The Stormers
c. The Sharks
The range in both black and white will be available to purchase from selected Canterbury retailers and online at www.canterbury.com from this month. The garments will retail at the following prices in the UK:
Long Sleeve Hybrid Compression Top - £55
Hybrid Compression Legging - £55
Short Sleeve Stability Compression Top - £45
Stability Compression Short - £35