Circular-Knit (ExoSoft) Arm Sleeve Comparison

Conducted as a single blind trial by Solaris' Product Development department


 

Background

Compression garments have long been a staple of daily edema management. And after thousands of hours of researching, developing, and testing our new Exo line of compression garments, our Product Development department conducted a single blind trial.

 

Objective

We set out to discover how ExoSoft compares to currently available circular-knit arm sleeves. To do this, we conducted a single blind trial with 40 therapists and DME suppliers (all of the garments were stripped of their tags and branding before being evaluated to minimize bias). Then participants were asked to rank the arm sleeves from Best (1) to Worst (5) and provide their comments.

 

Rankings (1 = Best; 5 = Worst)

Category
ExoSoft
Arm Sleeve
Competitor
Sleeve 1
Competitor
Sleeve 2
Competitor
Sleeve 3
Competitor
Sleeve 4
Most likely to recommend 1.6 2.3 2.8 3.2 4.6
Perceived value 1.8 2.6 3.0 3.3 4.2
Gradient compression 2.0 3.0 2.8 2.9 3.8
Resting pressure 2.0 2.6 2.8 3.0 4.1
Muscle resistance 2.0 3.2 2.7 2.8 3.8
Feel of the garment 1.7 1.5 3.3 3.8 4.4
Durability 2.5 3.5 2.5 2.3 4.0
Aesthetics 2.1 1.4 3.3 3.5 4.3
Workmanship 1.9 2.6 2.9 2.8 4.2
Overall Average Rank 1.9 2.5 2.9 3.0 4.1

 

Conclusion

Therapists and DME suppliers alike ranked ExoSoft the best arm sleeve among the top competitor garments on the market, and said it was the sleeve they were most likely to recommend.

 

Comments on ExoSoft Compression Sleeve

"Best compression and comfort" "Has a nice, responsive wrist band"
"Love the feel" "Overall feels good, wrist doesn't flare or roll like some others"
"Good pressure, comfortable" "Good compression, nice feel and easy to don"
"Has soft fabric feel and good wrist transition"