Which Sports are Single Arm Ace Compression Shirts Designed For?

Which Sports are Single Arm Ace Compression Shirts Designed For?
In a world where athletes are always looking for a leg up over the competition and are keen on finding the next great sports-fashion trend, this article is designed to introduce the Ace Compression Shirt and identify which sports this one arm compression garment is ideal to perform with. The shooting sleeve has been a staple for athletes across a number of sports for years, but after hearing arguments from both sides of the arm sleeve vs. single arm compression shirt debate, hopefully you’ll appreciate just how appealing the Ace Compression Shirt can be in your athletic wardrobe arsenal.

What are one arm compression shirts and how do they differ from shooting sleeves?

One arm compression shirts, or Ace Compression Shirts as we call them here at LVLS, were designed to offer the same benefits of an arm sleeve in a more functional form. Professional athletes across several sports have started to wear a compression t-shirt with a shooting sleeve to further redefine what traditional sports-fashion should look like. The only problem with this new base layer selection on game days is the natural and rather annoying tendency of arm sleeves to slowly fall down the arm, inching closer and closer to the elbow until they’re readjusted by the wearer. If you haven’t seen it yet, this video shared on our LVLS Sportswear TikTok highlights just how much of a hindrance this problem with shooting sleeves can be.

Patrick Mahomes wearing a compression t-shirt with a shooting sleeve

Considering all the pitfalls of the popular shooting sleeve, our team began designing a base layer garment that would serve a similar fashionable purpose while also providing more functionality to the design. What we came up with was both a short sleeve and sleeveless single arm compression shirt. We chose to offer both options because we knew different sports would call for different demands in style and usage, which we will get to below. Inadvertently, this product also provides compression and minor protection in the shoulder and upper arm region, which is why it has become so popular for athletes like Steph Curry who recently returned from a shoulder injury, sporting a similar product. Although one arm compression shirts are still a very new product and shooting sleeves have had over a two-decade head start, we’re confident that the Ace Compression Shirt will slowly become an equally popular gameday selection.

How do you choose the right compression shirt for your needs?

Let’s first break down what sports are ideal for one arm compression shirts, which as you might have guessed, is essentially all sports where arm sleeves are currently worn. This is including, but not limited to, basketball, football, baseball, and track and field. However, Ace Compression Shirts are far more functional than shooting sleeves, which opens the door to several other sports where the latter may not be as common. Handball, lacrosse, and wrestling are the first few that come to mind, mainly for shoulder compression and improved functionality. You shouldn’t have to worry about readjusting your compression gear while trying to pin an opponent and you shouldn’t have to take off your lacrosse gloves to reposition your arm sleeve every time you run up and down the field. Ace Compression Shirts turn athlete’s attention back to the sport and don’t cause any worry about in-game wardrobe malfunctions.

Now, when it comes to choosing the right compression shirt based on your size and style requirements, we have firsthand experience and customer reviews to help guide you. Since this is a compression garment, we always advise our customers to size down when making their final selections. Not only do the Ace Compression Shirts run a little larger but sizing down will also provide that extra bit of compression most athletes are looking for in their base layers. When deciding what sleeve to choose as the longer sleeve, it depends on the sport and athlete’s preference. Typically, baseball players like to select the longer sleeve of their single arm compression shirt for their throwing arm, while basketball players prefer to have the longer sleeve on their off-hand or non-dominant arm. Regardless of your final selection, you can be sure that the next time you step on the court or the field wearing an Ace Compression Shirt, you’ll not only perform better, but you’ll also stand out by being an early adopter of this emerging base layer product.

What is the best way to care for your Ace Compression Shirt?

Before you run to your dresser to start cutting an arm off your traditional long sleeve compression shirts, it’s important to understand that Ace Compression Shirts are built to last. Similar to cutting one leg off your compression tights, without a seam holding the garment together, the fabric will unravel much faster. Since one arm compression shirts are designed as such, the proper stitching is in place to ensure the product lasts for a very long time.

If you do decide to purchase an Ace Compression Shirt and you want to guarantee it lasts for as long as possible, read the next few sentences on caring for your one arm compression shirt closely. Machine wash on cold with a gentle cycle and tumble dry on low. Do not bleach or iron the compression shirt as that may impact the fabric and reduce its longevity.

Stay Tuned for More Unique LVLS Sportswear Styles

Although this article emphasized the benefits of one arm compression shirts over shooting sleeves, we still appreciate and respect the value an arm sleeve can bring to an athlete’s style and performance. Since the introduction of the shooting sleeve by Allen Iverson decades ago, they have consistently been a go-to selection for athletes across a number of sports. It is our goal to offer products like Single Leg Tights and Ace Compression Shirts to begin broadening the sportswear selection for fashionable athletes looking to stand out in a crowd. What we have in store is certainly going to help you improve your look and turn some heads. Stay tuned!
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