EvoShield Arm Sleeve Review

  • A style of the EvoShield Compression Arm Sleeve.
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Arm sleeves are seen frequently on baseball fields but that isn’t their only use. While these are phenomenal for pitchers, they also serve anyone needing extra support in their day.  This multipurpose EvoShield sleeve puts regular sports sleeves to shame. Your endurance will be boosted when you feel your soreness relieved with these.

This EvoShield Arm Sleeve has a high-tech material that can improve your performance. If you’re tired of feeling tired, beat fatigue with this EvoShield sleeve. There are better compression options out there if you require intense muscle repair. That being said, these will exceed expectations when you’re looking for gentle support in a pinch.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • SwagTech Technology
  • Flatlock Seams
  • Reduces Chafing
  • Flattering Fit
  • Light to Moderate Compression
  • Versatile Use
Cons
  • Slightly Expensive
  • Not Many Features
  • Not Much Support

Compression

Though these are advertised as a compression sleeve, they don’t list the level of compression that these sleeves have. People with injuries or specific compression needs won’t be able to safely trust that these EvoShiled Arm Sleeves can deliver the amount they need. Reviewers did like these for over-use injuries due to their compression, but it is uncertain whether they would be equally beneficial for all compression needs.

Compression helps to warm muscles and improve circulation so they can heal and strengthen faster. It allows everything to move with more stability and control, without limiting movement and in turn decreasing the strength of muscles. These are more an everyday item for pitchers or those who often feel strained or tight in their arms after a lot of use.

Serious injuries will have more specific requirements from compression or will require a brace. This is great for strain from overuse, particularly for baseball, softball, football or other sports requiring looseness in the arms while maintaining control. You don’t want to miss the lightweight compression of the EvoShield Arm Sleeve if you’re an athlete.

Durability

Seams are one of the most vulnerable parts of a garment. Since they were sewn together rather than being a fully connected single piece of fabric, there are openings for them to tear or rip. Flatlock seams help to prevent this on the EvoShield Arm Sleeve. Flatlock seams mean the two edges of are butted against each other in a single layer.

That means there are no folds or doubled up material, just flat seems over both the ends that are overlapped. This allows the seam to be incredibly thin, reducing bulk without sacrificing durability. Performance wear frequently has this kind of seam due to its reduction of chafing and strength.

Fewer layers also mean less chafing! This is crucial to performance or layered garments. There are lots of threads in the seams of the EvoShield Arm Sleeve but only a single fabric layer. It won’t bunch or bulk up at the seams at all. This makes it less thick and bothersome than a cover stitch or serge stitch would be.

Some tears were reported at the wrist area of the EvoShield Arm Sleeve, despite being protected at the seams. Reviews said that this didn’t affect its performance, luckily. Still, no one wants a ripped sleeve, whether for compression or otherwise. This comes as a surprise because the sleeve is made from mostly polyester, which is considered durable.

Chafing

One of the more uncomfortable features of sports jerseys is that they can chafe on bear arms. When you’re playing in a uniform and your arms are bear, sweaty skin is frequently rubbing against the material as you’re moving. This can cause discomfort, skin breakage, and even a rash. Reducing friction between the fabric and the skin will also increase the longevity of the fabric.

Pitchers experience this frequently when going bare arm. It not only hurts but is distracting too, totally derailing your game. EvoShield Arm Sleeves are perfect for protecting your skin from chafing such as this. Painful and tender skin after a long practice doesn’t have to be a reality anymore.

This EvoShield Arm Sleeve protects the arm from the inside out. Not only does it help strengthen and repair muscles, but it also saves your skin too. People who frequently deal with chafing from repeated movements during sports are going to greatly benefit from using a product like the EvoShield Arm Sleeve.

Fit

Nearly all reviews were in agreement, this EvoShield Arm Sleeve fit fabulously. Being that this sleeve only comes in a small selection of sizes this is impressive. The fit was snug without being too tight. It was the perfect length for the majority of reviewers as well.

The only serious complaint about the fit is that some felt it wasn’t tight enough to act as a compression garment. While a too big sleeve won’t do anything in terms of compression, that isn’t an inherent problem with the sleeve. If sized correctly, it will improve the circulation of blood in your arm.

It is unlikely that this will have a problem fitting the majority of people with muscular, average-sized arms. They are advertised for use by baseball and football players, which may be why their sizing is slightly exclusive.

Moisture-Wicking

Sleeves can feel like they’re weighing you down sometimes. When you want to get cool and dry, you frequently remove layers, not add them. Since this arm sleeve functions to improve your performance, EvoShield knew they had to try to keep it as light and comfortable as possible. Support isn’t as helpful when you feel weighed down by what is meant to be supporting you.

EvoShield made this arm sleeve to wick away moisture from the body quickly. Once it gets it off the skin, further reducing chafing, it carries it to the surface of the fabric to dry. The experience of wearing an EvoShield Arm Sleeve is not suffocating in the slightest. Their SwagTech ensures a soft and lightweight fit that won’t make you feel damp and gross.

This is the type of sleeve that you will forget your wearing. You won’t have to peel them off your too-sweaty body, or feel hot and distracted on the field. The spandex and polyester blend will ensure you feel light, dry, and protected the whole time you’re wearing the EvoShield Arm Sleeve.

Style

Though there usually is very little to say about the style of compression garments, reviewers frequently mentioned the appearance of the EvoShield Arm Sleeve. This sleeve is relatively stylish, with a futuristic appearance. The design looks incredibly ergonomic for the arm. There are color options to help you represent your team, as well.

The cut of this EvoShield Arm Sleeve was incredibly flattering. Almost all the top review mentioned how great it made their arm look. A snug, flattering fit helps you look strong while keeping you at ease physically.

Evoshield’s logo is subtle, so it doesn’t call too much attention to itself in the design. If you hate sportswear that makes you look like a walking billboard, this low-key pick will be right up your alley. This style doesn’t have very thick and noticeable bands on the top or bottom, looking more like an actual sleeve than a compression sleeve.

Support

When you use your arm frequently there are a lot of muscles that need attention and support. EvoShield made this arm sleeve to provide support for those who participate in fastpitch, baseball, and football. Hearing that, you may think that that means they have a professional grade of compression.

As mentioned in the compression section, these only have a moderate level of support. The EvoShield Arm Sleeve is best used by people who are still very active and looking for maintenance compression or injury prevention. If you have a serious arm injury, this won’t provide enough support.

Compression garments partially work by giving you improved control over your muscles. While this will increase circulation to help heal muscles, it won’t be able to compensate for injuries beyond strain. EvoShield’s arm sleeve is fantastic for maintenance.

People looking for moderate support sans bulk will much prefer the EvoShield Arm Sleeve to an elbow sleeve or something stiffer. If this level of support doesn't cut it, there are options that can give you more structure. This will feel like a long sleeve shirt without restriction. Despite having a full range of motion and relaxed comfort, your muscles will be getting the help they need to feel rejuvenated and ready for the next day’s activities.

Technology

In terms of technology, this EvoShield Arm Sleeve doesn’t have much to it. Since it is just a fabric sleeve, most of its benefits come solely from the material. Features such as the moisture-wicking are in part due to one of their fabric technologies.

SwagTech moisture-wicking technology keeps the wearer cool and dry even in the hottest weather. The EvoShield Arm Sleeve also has a stretch fabric that goes in every direction. These 360 degrees of movement allow for a full range of motion without losing the support of the light compression in the sleeve. Other than these abilities, the EvoShield Arm Sleeve is a very basic layer.

It has lightweight material and flatlock seams to avoid chafing, as well as some compression to improve circulation and repair. This is an extremely run of the mill item, but the EvoShield Arm Sleeve still performs these less intensive tasks well. For dry comfort, chafing relief, and muscle soreness, the EvoShield Arm Sleeve can work wonders.

Value

The EvoShield Arm Sleeve only comes one to a package. It is a high price tag than other single sleeves. This is unexpected because it is not a heavy-duty compression sleeve. If you want to reduce the fatigue in both of your arms, you need to buy two of the EvoShield Arm Sleeves.

Compression garments come one to a package and have a higher price point than just sleeves. However, you have to keep in mind this is a compression garment still. It may be one to a lesser degree but it will still reduce fatigue and soreness like the best of them.

That puts the EvoShield Arm Sleeve in a moderate-to-high price range. Two sleeves can be purchased for practically half the price of a single EvoShield Arm Sleeve. Since it is somewhere in between compression sleeves and sports sleeves, it is also between the two in price. If cared for properly, these will maintain their snug fit and great feel, making purchasing them well worth it.

Versatility

These are advertised for specific athletics. This can ostracize some potential customers, but these do have many more uses than they claim. While the promotional material mostly talks about fastpitch, baseball, or football, these don’t have to be limited to those specific activities.

These can be used for people trying to cover their tattoos at work. The EvoShield Arm Sleeve gives them modesty and will reduce their fatigue while working. This is a two-for-one benefit you may not expect. Another use could be for mechanics. They can prevent their arms from chafing, discomfort, and small scratches, while also keeping their muscles strong and protected.

The most frequent reviewers talked about their children using them for high school and college sports. Pitchers and catchers benefited from the reduction of strain due to the light compression. Their uniforms were no longer able to rub against their skin and make them uncomfortable. The EvoShield Arm Sleeve also kept them dry, letting them feel more at ease while playing the game.

While these are simple, they are still versatile. Benefits from wearing the EvoShield Arm Sleeve aren’t exclusive to those playing on some kind of team. Whether you’re trying to cover up or step up to the plate, the EvoShield Arm Sleeve can be a great alternative to old school solutions.

Bottom Line

The EvoShield Arm Sleeve is more than meets the eye. With its SwagTech moisture-wicking technology and lightweight material, you’ll feel cool and ready to tackle the world. These provide gentle compression to improve performance.

Your endurance will be greatly extended while your fatigue dissipates when using the EvoShield Arm Sleeves. This item isn’t meant to improve serious injuries, though the higher price tag may make it seem like an intense compression option. The EvoShield Arm Sleeve was well-equipped to handle aches and pains from overuse, as well as excessive chafing!