Easton Compression Shirt & Hoyt Arm Warmer Sleeves
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Easton Compression Shirt & Hoyt Arm Warmer Sleeves

August 20, 2019

Summer is here down under, and for my latest archery purchase, I got compression clothing. What was I thinking… Down here in Melbourne, it’s always wise to have some winter clothing in your summer wardrobe. Recently, I posted a video about having comfortable shooting clothing, and mentioned compression clothing as an option. Merlin archery recently began stocking the Eastern compression shirt and the Hoyt high-performance arm warmer sleeves. This is the first time I’ve purchased from Merlin. They’re probably the most widely known archery supplier in the UK. It took around two weeks to arrive, which considering I’m located on the other side of the world, is pretty good. Let’s start with the Easton compression shirt. It comes in black and white, in a range from small to extra large. If you’re familiar with compression wear, this isn’t anything new. It’s designed to keep your muscles warm, and to wick moisture away from your body, and it’s quite a comfortable underlayer! This makes me look so … average. Although archery doesn’t exactly involve running around, compression shirts can make being on the range a bit more comfortable in both cold and warm weather. The Easton compression shirt comes in at just over £25, which is AU$46, or US$41. I had a bit of a problem trying to look up sizing – I couldn’t find a sizing chart, and had to guess which one would fit me. I’m wearing a Small size. Now, I’m around 164cm and 65kgs. I’m probably on the top end of Small and the lower end of Medium and honestly, it’s not that much of a stretch. I mean, it is compression wear after all. I’m obviously not meant to be a model, but you can probably imagined what it looks like on you. So if you’re not sure what to get, hopefully this provides a bit of a visual reference. One of the problems is that you can’t easily take off a compression layer while you’re on the line. In fact, you might not even want that additional layer. If that’s the case, these warmer sleeves maybe an alternative option. The function of the sleeves is fairly obvious – they go around your arms and fit snugly. They come in different sizes too, and considering my frame, the Small size suits me well. I actually really like these, they’re ideal for those cool days where it’s too cold to just simply way shirt, but too warm to wear a jacket or undershirt. The keep the arms quite warm, and if it gets too warm you can remove them quite easily. Plus, they look pretty good. Now, the Hoyt sleeves are a bit more expensive than the Easton shirt (add a dollar), but if you’re looking for something to warm your arms, you could probably find or even make cheaper ones – if you’re happy spending a bit of cash for pro apparel, then this is a pretty nice choice. Now, would I recommend these? Most amateur archers don’t use them, and it’s not that big a deal. This is more for those who have the cash and want to spend a bit on looking good and feeling comfy, but there are other ways of feeling comfortable as well. You can probably find similar garments in regular sports stores. They’re not that much different from any other compression wear. I know a lot of us like brand names, so if you like wearing Easton, or flashing the Hoyt name, then this is for you. I mean, seriously – “Get serious, Get Hoyt.” Despite the fact that I’m actually a Win & Win guy Overall, these are actually good purchases whether you get these or similar. Thanks for watching guys. This is NUSensei, and I’ll see you next time.

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  1. Have you considered the compression wear they sell on archery.org.au? Looks decent imo, but it's at $65 or so + shipping in Australia.

  2. @rstgyx
    The item on the AA site was what got me interested.Ā  However, at the time I was ordering, there was a glitch on both the white and black items that did not allow you to select size, which made it impossible to order.

  3. Cycling arm warmers mate – and wind vests. Snug fit, warm, yet light and comfy! šŸ˜‰
    Also leg warmers, neck buffs, and other clothes designed to be as snug and aerodynamic as possible.

  4. Those arm warmers remind me of NBA players. I'm still quite new to the sport so I don't want to look too serious just yet. It's better to surprise people how well I shoot rather than look like a pro and shoot really bad šŸ˜‰

  5. I casually buy Aqua X arm sleeves. I think you can find them on eBay. They are very low priced and they work well for casual wear. I wear them when I bike and they keep me well guarded from wind when I'm biking around 20-30 mph. Did I mention how good the price was?! lol

  6. Being honest as I iron all my clothes over a sea turtle shell, Iā€™m wondering how I will look.šŸ˜‰

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