I buy them for my daughter who lives in Canada. She says Marena leggings feature maximum compression for her lipedema.
So comfortable it meet all my expectations . I will definitely make another purchase very soon .This customer is very happy.
I really like this compression garment. My issue is because it only goes to the ankle, it causes my feet to swell, so I have to wear compression socks underneath, which gets very hot. I also wish they came in different colors.
Cons: Marena should state clearly what the level of compression is on these. For those with POTS, circulation issues, lymphedema, etc. - that is important information. These are a quality garment, and you do get what you pay for, but I wish Marena would consider lowering the price point, as these garments are - for many - a medical necessity. Many patients who need to wear these garments daily, will struggle to afford them, and may not be able to replace them as often as they ideally should. Review and Comparison to Travel Leggings: I previously purchased the Travel Leggings, which are more expensive, but the "patella release" and the waist band design is more comfortable, though I think for me, it's better to have more support through the knee with the Compression leggings. That does mean they cut in a little behind the knee where they crease when sitting, but I need as much joint support as I can get, since my joints are prone to sublexation due to hEDS. (NOTE: These are not going to offer you the support of a knee brace, but the compression does have the added bonus of providing a small amount of joint support). To me, the compression feels the same in both styles. I wish the waist band on the Compression leggings was the same as on the Travel leggings. I also would appreciate a little bit stronger, graduated compression in the lower leg and up through the thigh, but the core compression level is already perfect, and I would not increase that. The material is the best I've seen for true compression leggings, and the fit is great. I'm 5'4," and the regular length is (almost) perfect. The short would be too short, since I am short-waisted with longer legs for my height. Their size chart is accurate. My measurements fall within the "M" on their chart, which is what I purchased, and they do fit correctly. I do recommend measuring your leg length. These are high waisted on me, which I like. The material is a little rough out of the package, and they do have a chemically/rubbery smell at first. Both of these issues resolved after a few washings. If you follow the laundering instructions given for all medical grade compression garments, these hold up well. Also, these are TRUE leggings, which is very hard to find. Most of the medical grade compression "leggings" out there, are really just thick tights. I greatly appreciate that the compression goes all the way through the core. Many graduated compression leggings/tights I have tried do not, which can cause pooling of fluid through the core, hips, thighs, and around the knees. I also find the compression through the hip/low back is helpful for me, again, due to hEDS, which makes my joints very painful and prone to sublexation. The little bit of extra support is much appreciated.
I actually bought the Sport leggings before trying the regular leggings. And this was after being given a pair of the post-surgical bottoms after a procedure. I know these are spendy, but I can assure you that I loved how tough the post-surgical leggings were. They are awesome. The Sport leggings are even better. They're squat-proof. And these? These are SO good. I feel snuggly compressed, but I don't feel packed in like a sausage. All three of the products I've got now are simply easy to wash, dry and wear. Marena knows what they're doing. Again, no, the garments are not cheap, but BELIEVE me- you are getting a quality product every time. In my opinion, I would recommend these to anyone!