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Frequently Asked Questions2021-02-10T12:50:22+00:00

EXOSUIT FAQ’s

Exosuit is a relatively new concept, so we get asked a lot of questions about how it works.  We’ve included answers to the most frequently asked questions below.  If you can’t find the answer to your question please get in touch with us via the contact page.

Exosuit Technology

What makes Exosuit garments unique?2021-02-07T15:51:39+00:00

At Exosuit we believe sportswear should do more than just cover your skin.  It should work with your body to support and improve performance.

Exosuit garments are multi-functional, combining the benefits of compression with the unique stability and power from our patented PowerFlex Technology.  Silicone panels placed at targeted anatomical locations interact with your body, engaging the flexible structure integrated into every Exosuit garment, giving you the support and confidence to perform to your best.

Elite athletes across a range of sports rely on Exosuit garments for support out on the pitch, stability in training, awareness & activation in the gym, and postural enhancement when they need it most.

Be sure to check out our features page for more information on how Exosuit can help you.

What is PowerFlex Technology?2021-02-07T16:37:04+00:00

PowerFlex Technology is a patented dual-layer flexible structure integrated into every Exosuit garment.  In a system that mimics athletic taping, the integrated structure stabilises key muscles and joints, with anatomically positioned silicone panels interacting gently with the skin to engage the supportive structure and enhance awareness of targeted muscles.

For example, in the EXO1 top, patented PowerFlex Technology targets the shoulders and upper back, providing support and stability at the shoulder joint, as well as enhanced awareness around the trapezius, deltoid, and pectoral muscles.

By combining the benefits of compression with the unique support, stability, and awareness provided by our patented PowerFlex Technology, Exosuit garments target enhanced performance as well as support and injury prevention, giving you the confidence to push your limits and perform to your best.

What is compression?2021-02-07T16:57:47+00:00

Compression clothing is more than just tight-fitting apparel.  True compression garments have a significant impact on performance and recovery.  But not all compression is real compression, in fact many tight-fitting products are simply marketed as compression without any justification.

The science of compression began in the medical industry, particularly helping patients recover from surgery.  Compression was adopted into sport some time after, with dozens of studies finding benefits in both performance and recovery.  Specifically you can expect to feel reduced muscle fatigue & soreness, increased power, and improved perception of exertion, ultimately helping you train harder, perform better, and recover faster.

Compression works by improving blood and lymphatic flow, in turn increasing delivery of oxygen to the muscles, also reducing muscle vibration and micro-tears, which are a major contributor to both fatigue and soreness.  True compression needs to be firm and tightly fitted to effectively wrap the muscles and create these benefits.

How can I get the most out of my Exosuit garments?2021-02-07T17:05:54+00:00

It’s simple, the harder you work the more you will get from your Exosuit garment.

The silicone panels that form a key part of our PowerFlex Technology activate when you sweat.  This in turn works to fully engage the integrated flexible support over targeted muscles and joints, giving you greater stability and awareness while you’re working.

By pushing your body hard, you will get the greatest benefits from your Exosuit garments, giving you the confidence  to continue pushing and performing to your best.

Wearing Exosuit

Who should wear Exosuit garments?2021-02-07T19:06:59+00:00

Exosuit isn’t designed for just one activity, or one type of person.  Because of the range of benefits Exosuit provides, there are a range of people who could benefit from our products.  Here are just a few examples:

  • Athletes seeking a boost in performance. Exosuit garments support, stabilise, and make you feel powerful by enhancing muscular awareness in key areas.  This all gives you the confidence to push your limits, perform to your best, and be the best athlete you can be.
  • Athletes seeking additional support around specific joints and muscles. Whether you have an existing weakness or simply require extra stability, Exosuit can provide you with the functionality and support you need to perform at your peak.
  • People with active jobs and lifestyles. If you’re working on your feet or with your hands all day, an Exosuit garment can provide you the upper body support and postural stability you need to feel fresh even at the end of your day.

Exosuit athletes across five sports, including international cricketers, rugby players, and American Footballers use Exosuit garments as part of their weekly training and game-day kit bag, including use for gym work, contact training, muscular activation, and in-game support.  We’ve also seen Exosuit being used in Major League Baseball, Championship football, and by NFL athletes.

What are the major benefits of wearing Exosuit?2021-02-07T19:06:10+00:00

Exosuit garments provide 3 key benefits, as well as some garment-specific benefits specific to the area of the body being targeted:

  • Support & stability – integrated PowerFlex Technology provides stability for muscles & joints in specifically targeted areas of the body.  Giving you the confidence to push your limits and perform to your best.
  • Muscle awareness – by gently interacting with your skin, Exosuit garments give you greater awareness of muscular activation & joint position.  Giving you a feeling of power, helping you avoid getting into dangerous positions, and boosting your performance.
  • Active compression – Exosuit garments provide active compression, improving blood flow and reducing muscle vibration during exercise.  Helping you push for longer, reduce fatigue, and decrease post-game soreness all in one garment.

As well as this, the unique cut and patented flexible structure integrated in the EXO1 top supports a powerful dynamic posture.  Giving you the confidence to train and play harder when you need it most.

Are Exosuit garments restrictive to wear?2021-02-07T22:22:27+00:00

No, Exosuit garments are no different to any other compression garment in terms of fit or restriction of movement.  The fit is designed to be tight & compressive, without any restriction on movement.  Be sure to try on your garment properly before making any decision over incorrect sizing, and should you find the garment restrictive consider trying a larger size.

Specifically regarding the EXO1, the postural enhancement and active support may take a small amount of getting used to. The EXO1 is designed to be cut relatively tight, providing the necessary stability during activity.

Remember you will feel the maximum benefits of your Exosuit garment when you work up a sweat, so be sure to push your body from the outset.

Are Exosuit garments hard to get on and off?2021-02-07T22:18:43+00:00

No, you should find Exosuit garments no more difficult to get on an off than a properly fitting compression garment.  Be sure to check our size guide before ordering, to ensure you get the correct fit for your active lifestyle.

Will Exosuit keep me comfortable in the warm and cold?2021-02-07T22:19:01+00:00

Exosuit garments are designed to keep you warm during activity, maintaining a working core temperature and light sweat.  This fully engages the silicone panels forming part of our patented PowerFlex Tecnology, and the associated flexible support, giving you the support and confidence you need to push your body to its limits.

We use a combination of premium and sustainable Italian fabrics, made with ECONYL regenerated nylon.  Exosuit garments rely on heavier powerful materials in key areas of support, and light breathable materials across the rest of the body. All our garments come with full coverage ActiveDry Technology to wick sweat and keep you comfortable and dry as you exercise.

Can I wear Exosuit with nothing over the top?2021-02-07T22:19:15+00:00

Yes, you can wear Exosuit garments with nothing over the top or under your existing sportswear.  Our fabrics provide 50+ UV protection, so you can enjoy the outdoors and show off your Exosuit garments without any sun-related concerns.

Can I go underwater in my Exosuit garments?2021-02-07T22:19:22+00:00

Yes, feel free to take your Exosuit garment in the sea or a pool.  Be sure to rinse your garment thoroughly in clean water after use, also following other care advice, as chlorinated or salty will eventually deteriorate the elastomeric fabrics Exosuit garments are constructed with.

Can I wear athletic tape under an Exosuit garment?2021-02-07T22:19:30+00:00

Yes, you can wear athletic or kinesiology tape under your Exosuit garments. However, positioning tape under the silicone sections of your garment may limit its ability to interact with your skin, and therefore reduce the functionality of the garment.

Many requiring specific taping or support consider different applications and use cases for each solution, using Exosuit in lower impact cases, and athletic taping specifically when the additional targeted support is particularly required.

Can I wear Exosuit while injured or pregnant?2021-02-07T22:19:43+00:00

There is in principal no reason why you can’t wear Exosuit garments while injured or pregnant, although individual cases vary, so please consult a doctor before making a decision.

Sizing

How do I know what size garment to buy?2020-06-16T20:32:44+01:00

Choosing the garment size is vital to ensure you get feel maximum benefit from our patented technology. Exosuit garments come with their own unique size guide to ensure you get it right first time – check them out here for more information.

What if I’m between sizes on the size guide?2021-02-07T21:57:20+00:00

As Exosuit garments are designed to be tight-fitting, if you fall between sizes we recommend going for the smaller size.

If your garment feels uncomfortable or restrictive remember to make use of our free returns on all Exosuit products, and exchange for a larger size at no additional cost.

Care Advice

How should I wash my Exosuit garments?2021-02-10T12:25:41+00:00

You can machine wash your Exosuit garments, although we recommend using a 30-degree delicates setting and a gentle detergent. As with all clothing, gentle washes will increase the lifespan of your Exosuit garments.

For more information on how to care for your Exosuit garments, please consult our care advice page.

Can I tumble dry my Exosuit garments?2021-02-10T12:25:03+00:00

Please don’t tumble dry your Exosuit garments, hang them and let them dry naturally.  For more information on how to care for your Exosuit garments, please consult our care advice page.

How long will Exosuit garments last?2021-02-10T12:28:17+00:00

This depends entirely on how much you use and wash your Exosuit products. As with all elastomeric materials, Exosuit garments will gradually degrade over time, however we expect our products to last at least as long as a good quality running shoe.

For more information on how to care for your Exosuit garments, please consult our care advice page.

Shipping & Returns

How long will delivery take?2021-02-07T22:13:36+00:00

Exosuit offer free UK standard (3-5 business days) shipping for every garment, as well as optional tracked or tracked & signed 48 hour delivery for a faster and more secure shipment.

For EU and international orders please consult our shipping page.

Do you ship internationally?2021-02-07T22:04:00+00:00

We do ship internationally from our UK warehouse, offering both an EU and Rest of World tracked rate.  For more information and prices please see our full shipping page.

What is your returns policy?2021-02-10T12:29:39+00:00

We’re pretty confident in our products, so we offer a 100-day money back guarantee on all Exosuit garments.  If for any reason you’re not happy with your purchase, whether sizing, style, or fit, please let us know and we will do our best to rectify the issue.

Please consult our returns page for more details and terms.

How do I initiate a return?2021-02-10T12:30:52+00:00

Be sure to check out our full returns page for full details and terms, then use our online returns form to initiate a return.

Other FAQ

Can I buy Exosuit garments in a store?2021-02-07T22:10:33+00:00

Yes, Exosuit is available in retail stores in England and Australia.  Please consult our social media for an up-to-date list of the retailers currently stocking Exosuit products.

If you are interested in stocking Exosuit products in your retail store please get in touch via our contact form.

How can I become an Exosuit ambassador?2021-02-07T22:23:09+00:00

Our ambassadors are a team, and truly represent our core values as a company.  They are all role models within their sports, performing at a high professional level and showing a common desire to push their limits and display our #NeverHeldBack ethos.

If you feel like you embody the values of Team Exosuit, and want to join us on our performance journey please get in touch via our contact form.

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