Kymira combines superb comfort and Far Infrared technology to make its Recharge IR50 compression tights a sound choice for workouts and recovery.

Kymira’s super-comfy Recharge IR50 compression tights put a unique spin on recovery and compression gear. A bit like those fancy infrared saunas you find in boutique gyms, these tights harness Far Infrared (FIR) technology to boost recovery.  They’re ideal for wearing underneath shorts or even the best sweatpants on colder days.

Men’s Fitness verdict

These leggings are comfy and easy to get in and out of, plus FIR technology ensures that the really do help with muscle recovery.
  • Quick drying 
  • Second-skin feel
  • Thick seams   
  • No medical-grade compression

How we tested these compression tights

Kieran Alger is one of our top fitness product reviewers where running is concerned, so he was the obvious choice to put these compression tights through their paces. When conducting these reviews, Kieran paid attention to factors like fit, comfort, level of compression, and any other extra features that might be present.

Kymira Recharge IR50 fabric close-up

Main features of the Kymira Recharge IR50 Compression Tights

So, what is FIR, and how does it work? Well, minerals embedded in the Celliant-infused fabric convert body heat into FIR and reflect this ‘energy’ back into your muscles to create deeper warmth, which boosts blood flow and increases muscle oxygen levels. Kymira claims this technology also helps regulate your body heat in hot and cold conditions.  

The Kymira Recharge IR50 tights are designed primarily for post-workout recovery but double-up as workout gear too. They don’t list an official compression grading but they have a tight second-skin fit which I felt offered a relatively strong level of compression compared to some tights I tested. It’s not quite up to 2XU or CEP levels though.  

Design, fit & comfort

They’re easy enough to wriggle into and out of and stay put with no mid-workout crotch drop or leg ride-up, thanks in part to a wider waistband and elasticated ankle cuffs. Larger raised seams near your softer bits don’t chafe during shorter workouts but could become problematic on longer-haul endurance efforts.  

When it comes to temperature control, the Recharge tights provide a impressive barrier against the cold – even against the arctic snap we faced during testing – and deliver warmth without overheating.

The quick-drying fabric also works a treat, helping them handle workout and post-session recovery duties if you have nothing to change into. With concerns over those seams, though, we’d prefer to keep the Recharge IR50 in our post-training kit. 

Materials50% KYnergy Polyester, 30% Polyester, 20% Elastane
FeaturesFar Infrared technology, wide waistband, elasticated ankle cuffs