Why We Love Winter OR

February 05, 2015

Why We Love Winter OR

Two weeks ago, the VIM & VIGR team set out for another journey to one of our favorite tradeshows: Outdoor Retailer (OR) Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

For those of you who have never been, Winter OR is where professionals, from retailers to manufacturers, within the outdoor industry gather to discover, test, show off and tinker with new outdoor sports products, gear and apparel! Yes, it is as fun as it sounds. The location was pristine, and the adventurous, upbeat energy was contagious. It wasn’t easy, but we finally settled on the top three reasons that we LOVE going to Winter OR:

  1. Making Connections. Our team has as much fun reconnecting with old friends and colleagues as we do getting introduced to new industry experts! OR is flooded with inspiring journalists, photographers, athletes, designers, retailers, manufacturers, sales experts and more. We had a great time sharing our compression legwear with all of them; some even took interest in carrying VIM & VIGR product in their stores… score!
  2. Swoon-Worthy Gear. OR is a hot spot for the latest and greatest outdoor gear, and the innovation never stops. Without these shows, we would never be able to keep up! Want a glimpse of what we’re talking about? Check Gear Junkie’s “Greatest Gear for 2015” roundup here Mega Titan Stormproof Match – Photo from Gear Junkie
  1. New Releases! OR is a great place to launch a new product or design. Who wouldn’t want to have the who’s who of the outdoor industry checking out your latest and greatest? In fact, VIM & VIGR has a very exciting announcement coming up… Stay tuned!

Going to tradeshows like Winter OR are a big part of our business; they bring us together with fabulous retailers nationwide! Would you like to see VIM & VIGR sold in one of your favorite local stores? Let us – or them – know! We would love to be as accessible to you as possible!





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Sizing, Fabric & Compression Levels Guide

Size Chart:

We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.

If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.

VIM & VIGR Size Chart

 

 

 

Fabric Collections:

NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 82% Nylon/18% Spandex

MOISTURE-WICK NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Moisture-wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture off of the skin
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 75% Moisture-wick polyester/13% Nylon/12% Spandex

COTTON

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and premium cotton
  • Composition: 48% Cotton/42% Nylon/10% Spandex

MERINO WOOL

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and fine Merino wool
  • Light-cushioned sole
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex

Garment Care:

Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.

Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.

Compression Levels:

Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.

All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.

VIM & VIGR Compression Levels

How to put on compression socks:

Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel. 

Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.

With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.

Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.