Our verdict on Oakley’s foray into compression wear

Oakley Compression Long Sleeve

Oakley Compression Long Sleeve

While eyewear giant Oakley may not be the obvious choice for compression wear, its new long-sleeve top is well worth a look. Typically for the detail-obsessed company, the design and construction is well considered.

The fit is reassuringly supportive, with muscle mass held under control without excessive tightness or restriction. The expected flatlock seams are present and correct, and the body-contoured side panels made from a lighter-weight material help balance body temperature as well as aiding moisture wicking. The price is good for a high-end brand too.