Which Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex Compression Stockings Are Right for Me?

Thursday, 8 October 2020

For many people, compression stockings are an essential garment for travel or everyday wear. Yet sweaty, sticky and ill-fitting styles will only increase the discomfort they're designed to prevent. Our range of Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex Stockings are made from modern polyamide and elastane fabric which feels smooth and soft against the skin, fitting snugly to the shape of your legs.

No matter your condition, your body shape, or even your gender, there is a size and style suitable for you. The Sigvaris Comfort range is available in knee highs, thigh highs, and full length tights, with a wide range of sizes to suit your specific leg measurements. For both your health and your comfort, you can do no better than the exact fit provided by the Sigvaris Comfortable Range.

What Makes the Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Range Right For You? 

You don't have to endure discomfort in exchange for the compression you require. The fabric of the Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Stockings will wick moisture away from the surface of your skin, improving breathability and skin-health. The double covered inlaid yarns of the stockings will prevent irritating scratching and bunching, and the option of open toe styles are ideal for those who find themselves constantly overheating.

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Skip straight to our full selection of Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex Compression Stockings Below:

Knee High Compression Stockings

Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex Class 1 Knee High Black Compression Stockings

Class 1 RAL (18 - 21mmHg)

Class 2 (23 - 32mmHg)

Knee High Compression Stockings with Open Toe

Class 1 (18 - 21mmHg)

Class 2 RAL (23 - 32mmHg)

Thigh High Compression Stockings

Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex Class 1 Thigh High Black Compression Stockings

Class 1 RAL (18 - 21mmHg)

Class 2 RAL (23 - 32mmHg)

Thigh High Compression Stockings With Open Toe

Class 1 RAL (18 - 21mmHg)

Class 2 RAL (23 - 32mmHg)

Thigh High Compression Stockings With Grip Top

Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex Class 1 Thigh High Black Compression Stockings with Grip Top

Class 1 RAL (18 - 21mmHg)

Class 2 RAL (23 - 32mmHg)

Thigh High Compression Stockings With Grip Top and Open Toe

Class 1 RAL (18 - 21mmHg)

Class 2 RAL (23 - 32mmHg)

Waist Attachment Compression Tights

Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex Class 1 Black Compression Tights with Waist Attachment

Class 1 RAL (18 - 21mmHg)

Class 2 RAL (23 - 32mmHg)

Waist Attachment Compression Tights with Open Toe

Class 1 RAL (18 - 21mmHg)

Class 2 RAL (23 - 32mmHg)

Full Length Compression Tights

Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex Class 1 Black Compression Tights

Class 1 RAL (18 - 21mmHg)

Class 2 RAL (23 - 32mmHg)

Full Length Compression Tights with Open Toe

Class 1 RAL (18 - 21mmHg)

Class 2 RAL (23 - 32mmHg)

Full Length Bodyform Compression Tights

Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex Class 1 Black Compression Tights

Class 2 RAL (23 - 32mmHg)

Full Length Bodyform Compression Tights with Open Toe

Class 2 RAL (23 - 32mmHg)

If these aren't what you're looking for then why not view our full range of compression stockings:

Which Class Do I Need?

The Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex Stockings are available in two different classes that provide graded levels of compression. The names of these classes and their compression levels (measured in mmHg) are listed below:

  • RAL Class 1 (18 - 21mmHg)
  • RAL Class 2 (23 - 32mmHg)

Choosing Your Class

RAL Class 1 (18-21mmHg)

This is a light level of compression, ideal for those with mild pain problems or those seeking preventative measures. Pregnant women looking to avoid venous issues often opt for Class 1 compression. Following are some suitable uses for Class 1 Stockings:

  • Tired, heavy legs
  • Light varicose veins
  • Swelling of the feet or lower legs towards the evening

RAL Class 2 (23 - 32mmHg)

Class 2 provides a firmer level of compression, and is the most commonly prescribed classification of compression stockings. Following is a list of suitable uses for Class 2 Stockings:

  • Swelling
  • Thrombosis
  • Post-thrombotic syndrome
  • Varicose veins
  • Early stages of lymphoedema and lipoedema
  • Prevention of venous ulcers

If you're unsure of what level of compression your condition requires, it's advisable to ask a health practitioner for clarification. 

Which Style Will Suit Me Best?

The wide range of style options within the Sigvaris Essential Comfortable Unisex range doesn't have to be confusing. First, just ask yourself which areas of your lower body require compression:

Another question you might consider is whether you need compression for only one leg, or both of them. Waist Attachment Tights are the most suitable for those who require single side pressure, providing full compression for either your left or right leg and attaching securely around the waist.

Finally, if you find that your thigh high stockings keep slipping down, you might try the Thigh High Stockings with Grip Top. This style features a grippy dotted material around the band at the top,  ensuring the stockings don't slide down your legs during the day.

Open or Closed Toe?

Open toe stockings are a great solution for those seeking maximum breathability. The opening allows for trapped air to escape, helping you stay cool and comfortable. Those with specific swelling conditions may also find the open toe a preferable choice.

However, if you're looking for cosiness and warmth, or if your entire foot requires compression, then closed toe stockings will keep your snug and secure. 

 
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