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Old 11-14-2010, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The compression stuff is that way so that you get a tight fight which helps draw sweat away from your skin (capilliary action). There is nothing wrong with the looser fitting stuff, but I would be surprised if it was equally as good at wicking sweat off your skin.

Personally, I prefer the compression shirts. A tight fit means a little less bulk (even if only slightly less) when I layer up and that no cold air or snow will be able to make its way between my skin and the base layer (no matter how bad I bust).

Unfortunately, the compression stuff isn't flattering unless you're pretty skinny!
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