Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tommie Copper Women's Compression Core Band Review and Giveaway

I was very happy when my new contact at Tommie Copper asked me to have a look at their Women's Compression Core Band to see if I would like to test it and write a review.  The last time I ordered from Tommie Copper, this band was on my wish list, but they were out of stock.

I have it now, and I am thrilled!  I can hardly wait to tell you all about it.  Since my Compression Core Band arrived several days ago in the mail, I have been wearing it a lot.

What appears to be just a little slip of fabric is really a compression band of very special polyester and spandex moisture-wicking fabric, that is designed to reduce muscle fatigue, improve circulation, and support muscles and joints.  And it is stylish as well.  No wonder I have been wanting to try it for so long...

The Compression Core Band comes in three different colors... Black, White, and Nude.  I chose Black.  And it can be worn three different ways for upper, mid, or lower back support. It can be worn all day or even to sleep in.  I have been wearing it to work out and because it wicks away moisture, also keeping it on for recovery.  It is very comfortable, and offers a nice amount of contouring/shaping as well.  Heck, I don't like to take it off at all!

I should tell you this Compression Core Band is also very easy to care for.  I like to hand wash my Tommie Copper garments, but you can machine wash and dry them as long as you don't use fabric softeners or dryer sheets.

In these pictures I am wearing the Compression Core Band in the middle position. It is positioned from just under my bra and covers my lower back.  You cannot tell I am wearing it under my favorite pink Tommie Copper Compression Tee.








But it's there...here, I will prove it!



In the next few pics I am wearing the Core Compression Band in the upper position and it comes down to just below my waist... tucking nicely into my jeans.  Please pardon the tan lines!








And when I add a top, in this case, my Tommer Copper Recovery Compression Tank Top, the Compression Core Band disapppears again.   This has become my favorite way to wear it.









I have not worn it the third way yet, which is to cover the lower back, and down over the hips.  

I have been wearing it to do upper body and core workouts... I have a niggly problem with my lower back.   It aches a bit when I hold planks for a minute or longer, so the Compression Comfort Band is a nice aid to relieving that nuisance, and it also offers great support when doing my lat pullovers and chest flyes and other upper body work like pushups.  I need all the help I can get with muscle support and recovery!  

Me, planking in my pink Tommie Copper Capris.




And I am looking forward to using it during golf practice, too. Chipping and bunker practice, especially, can be tough on the lower back.  


Here is a great opportunity to win one for yourself... Tommie Copper is kindly giving away a Women's Compression Core Band to each of two winners!  Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.  You can be in Canada or the U.S. to win.

I will announce the two winners here after the contest has ended, and will email the winners, too.
Good luck to you!
a Rafflecopter giveaway




If this Compression Core Band is something that you think you might like to try, check it out at tommiecopper.com and if you are in Canada,  you will now be redirected to a Canadian site to purchase online.  It comes in sizes for Men and Women.

I was given this garment to test and review, but received no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own.

Are you a fan of compression gear for workouts and recovery, too?




42 comments:

  1. Looks super interesting Elle. I see the giveaway has not started yet so will come back.

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  2. I've never heard of this brand except from you! Looks good on you!

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  3. I think during p90x workouts

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  4. I have back pain also and hope this will help when I workout.

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  5. I've never heard of a compression band for the core. How interesting!

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  6. I've never see this before! Interesting concept and nice review

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  7. Looking strong Elle and another super cute array of outfits!

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  8. Very interesting! I recently had abdominal surgery (umbilical hernia), I wonder if this would be helpful as I try to rebuild my core!

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  9. I've never heard of a compression core band before. Thanks for introducing us to it!

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  10. Wow. I've never seen one of these bands for anything besides knees. I'll have to show them to my mom, she loves her other products.

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  11. This sounds like it's just what I need...I would definitely use this for support for either my mid or lower back. I work long shifts as an RN, so it would definitely be used :)

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  12. Ohhh,I like the idea of this. My lower back is always achy, I think it would be great support for it!

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  13. I would try it for pilates/yoga and maybe if I stood all day for work at a conference or expo.

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  14. I love it as a workout top. I'd probably wear it all the time now that I'm back to half marathon training. My body aches all over ;)
    PS - love the pics :)

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  15. I love it as a workout top. I'd probably wear it all the time now that I'm back to half marathon training. My body aches all over ;)
    PS - love the pics :)

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  16. I would give it to my wife, I think she would like this option

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  17. This is the first time I have heard of this brand. I would love to try improve my midsection tiredness following longer runs. Thanks for the introduction.

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  18. First time I have seen one of these, Would love to try it as a top

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  19. I would use it while exercising and when wearing fitted tops

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  20. Interesting! I have a few Tommie Copper products and I love them, I would where this while working out for sure!

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  21. I would wear it at the gym !!! :-)

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  22. very interesting. i would use it during back and core exercises.

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  23. i would give it to my wife for extra workout support

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  24. I'd use it to keep my curves sturdy during my squash game

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  25. i really could use this

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  26. I would use it for joint pain, stiffness, and soreness.

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  27. I would love to use it when I'm exercising and for my back pain!

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  28. Well, this might be TMI but I need compression up top right now. Got some inflammation after my surgery and this product excites me so much!

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  29. I get aches in my lower back/hip area. That's were I'd place the band.

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  30. I might try it as a recovery tool after long runs. My core is usually sore.

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  31. I would use this when I exercise.

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  32. I would like to use this for yoga classes.
    Sadie B.

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  33. I would give it to my GF.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  34. I've never worn compression gear but would love to try it while running!

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  35. I have back pain and hope this will help.

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  36. I would wear it as an undergarment when working out

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  37. I would wear it for after workouts and maybe also during.

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  38. Awesome! you can't even see that you are wearing it in the pink shirt!

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  39. i would use it around my lower back - i try to strengthen my core, but my lower back still hurts (stacey h)

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  40. I would wear it under my tank tops as a layer.

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