SKINS short-sleeve top with gradient compression does more than just moisture transport and temperature regulation. It builds gradual pressure around the targeted muscle area, accelerating the circulation and thereby improving the oxygen supply. The result is more power, speed, endurance, and quicker recovery. This top also helps to reduce muscle vibration, muscle pain and soreness, ensures faster recovery and reduces the risk of injury. It offers a perfect fit and provides optimal temperature regulation at high temperatures. In addition, this top provides maximum UV protection of up to 50+. It is antibacterial and eliminates bacteria and odours through ionic treatment. This top can be worn by itself or with other layers during any weather or time of year. (Example: with a windstopper, vest or running shorts). It is gelbund to prevent slippage and has new panels in the shoulder girdle to allow maximum freedom of movement.