Our Choice of The Best Football Arm Sleeves

By on August 25, 2015 in Best Football Gloves

In this review, we are going to look at the best football compression arm sleeves. All of the arm sleeves on this list go really well with any of the football gloves that you choose and should be a positive addition to your football attire.

Adidas Compression Arm Sleeve
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EvoShield Compression Arm Sleeve
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The McDavid Compression Arm Sleeve
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2XU Compression Recovery Arm Sleeves
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The H2H SPORT Unisex Compression Arm Sleeves
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VIPER Compression Arm Sleeve (Full Length)
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EvoShield A180 Compression Arm Sleeves
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The Azaleas Premium UV Cool Arm Sleeves
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The Badger Sport Digital Arm Sleeves
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The HT030 Lightweight Compression Arm Sleeve
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Pros
  • Very durable
  • Elastic enough without being uncomfortable
  • Offers great elbow and muscle support
  • Its seamless nature ensures there is no chaffing even when worn for long periods of time
  • Blends really well with other Adidas attires and equipment
Cons
  • Might be a bit short for really tall people
Summary

Our editor’s choice for the best football compression arm sleeves is the Adidas compression arm sleeve, and for good reason. Almost all the people who have left reviews on all the websites we looked at that were selling this arm sleeve could not stop talking about how comfortable it is. This may be attributed to the fact that it is totally seamless and super elastic. This means that even if you wear it for long periods of time, there will be no chaffing due to the lack of seams and the sleeve will not roll down the arm as it is very elastic.

Another aspect of the sleeve that a lot of people kept talking about is the breathability of the arm sleeve. Being very breathable means that it is first of all cool to wear even for long periods of time. It also means that is allows sweat to evaporate adding onto the comfort factor of this arm sleeve. The Adidas compression arm sleeve is made out of 100% nylon making it very durable. Apart from that, its elastic nature ensures that your muscles recover quickly from fatigue and movement. This arm sleeve is made to match almost all other adidas apparel so if you have some other adidas attires, this arm sleeve will fit right in.

The Adidas compression arm sleeve comes in different colors and sizes. All you have to do is choose the right one for you. The Adidas compression arm sleeve excels at ensuring its sizes are correct and its super elastic nature allows for the arm sleeve to fit a lot tighter for a better fit.

Price10
Comfort9.5
Compression9.5
Durability10
Muscle and Elbow Support10
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Pros
  • Very comfortable and durable
  • The EvoShield Compression Arm Sleeve is tight enough to allow for muscle support and improved blood flow to the muscles
  • These arm sleeves remain loose enough so that they does not cut off the supply of blood to the muscles
  • Very light to allow for athletic movement
  • Has very good sweat-wicking properties
Cons
  • Some users complained that the sizes were not accurate enough and that they had to get a size smaller for a better fit
Summary

Coming in at number 2 is the EvoShield Compression Arm Sleeve. This particular arm sleeve makes it this high up on the list due to its amazing sweat wicking properties. The EvoShield Compression Arm Sleeve is made breathable enough to allow for sweat to evaporate while the material it is made out of allows for sweat to be wicked away. The EvoShield Compression Arm Sleeve is tight enough to allow for muscle support and improved blood flow to the muscles. It also manages to remain loose enough so that it does not cut off the supply of blood to the muscles.

The EvoShield Compression Arm Sleeve is light enough to allow for athletic movement but does not lose its durability points as it is made from very durable material. The EvoShield Compression Arm Sleeve is anatomically designed to ensure that your elbows have all the support that they need. The end result of this is that players feel less fatigued and elbow soreness is reduced. The material the EvoShield Compression Arm Sleeve is made out of provides protection from turf-burns and scratches that arise from sliding and diving giving you extra peace of mind.

One other thing that made the EvoShield Compression Arm Sleeve rank so highly is that they can be used for all sort of sports apart from football:use them for golf, cycling, archery and wherever else you need an arm sleeve. Of course the EvoShield Compression Arm Sleeve comes in different sizes and colors so you able to select the arm sleeve that suits you best.

With the EvoShield Compression Arm Sleeve, you get an arm sleeve that is comfortable, that protects you and that is durable for whole seasons. To ad on top of that, the EvoShield Compression Arm Sleeve looks really good.

Price9.5
Comfort9.5
Compression9.5
Durability9
Muscle and Elbow Support9.5
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Pros
  • Made out of the sort of fabric that ensures sweat is wicked away for cooler and drier arm sleeves
  • Very durable and elastic for even better muscle compression
  • The McDavid Compression Arm Sleeve fit really snugly and therefore do not roll down the arms while you play.
  • Sizing chart to help you find the right arm sleeves is provided
Cons
  • If you have huge biceps you can expect that these arm sleeves will fit a bit too tightly
  • The sizes are also a bit off so you may have to get a size smaller than you think you need for a better fit
Summary

The McDavid Compression Arm Sleeve is a 17 inch long arm sleeve that is made out of Hydravent moisture management fabric: the sort of fabric that ensures sweat is wicked away for cooler and drier arm sleeves. The McDavid Compression Arm Sleeve is made completely out of nylon to increase durability and to ensure that it is as elastic as possible. The McDavid Compression Arm Sleeve fit really snugly and therefore do not roll down the arms while you play.

The compression fabric that they are made out of not only provide support to the muscles, it also ensures that fatigue is reduces and soreness and cramping become a thing of the past. By helping improve circulation to the arms that you wear the McDavid Compression Arm Sleeve on, these arm sleeves ensure better utilization of nutrients while ensuring that your muscles are able to perform to their best ability.

The one thing that you have to do before you get these arm sleeves is measure your biceps. This is because a number of people with very huge biceps said that the arm sleeves fit too tightly for comfort. There is a sizing chart on the Mc David website which you should use to get an arm sleeve of the right size. A number of people also said that the McDavid Compression Arm Sleeves are not properly sized so you ought to get a size bigger than you think you need. That said, measuring your biceps and looking at the chart on the Mc David website would be the best way to go. You will also find that these arm sleeves come in a variety of sizes and colors and they can be used for all kinds of sports where an arm sleeve is required.

Price9
Comfort9.5
Compression9
Durability9
Muscle and Elbow Support9.5
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Pros
  • These arm sleeves fit very tightly and offer amazing compression
  • They are made to fit people with big biceps and their super elastic nature ensures that they remain comfortable even when you flex your biceps.
  • They also reduce cramping and strain on the elbow
  • They are made out of very elastic and durable material
  • Can be used for other sports other football
Cons
  • Their material feels a bit heavier than most other sleeves that they had tried
Summary

Our number 4 pick are the 2XU Compression Recovery Arm Sleeves. They are best known for their compression so if you are looking for arm sleeves that fit very tightly and offer amazing compression, there are the arm sleeves for you. They are made to fit people with big biceps and their super elastic nature ensures that they remain comfortable even when you flex your biceps.

Their graduated fit helps promote increased blood circulation and in that way ensure that you do not have muscle fatigue. They also reduce cramping and strain on the elbow especially for people who play sports where they have to swing their arms a lot. The 2XU Compression Recovery Arm Sleeves can also be worn after an exercise regiment to help with muscle recovery.

These arm sleeves are made out of 80% nylon and 20% Lyrica. This makes them super durable while at the same time ensuring that they remain breathable. They also feature exceptional moisture management helping to keep you cool and dry while at the same time allowing you to keep playing for longer. The 2XU Compression Recovery Arm Sleeves are seamless helping reduce the chaffing that is caused by wearing arm sleeves for long periods of time especially on the insides of the arms.

Some users have said that despite the fact that these arm sleeves are comfortable, durable and have amazing breathability, their material feels a bit heavier than most other sleeves that they had tried. While this may have an insignificant effect on performance, it is something to keep in mind. It goes without saying that the 2XU Compression Recovery Arm Sleeves come in a variety of sizes and colors. There is a sizing chart on their website that you will find useful if you want an exact fitting arm sleeve.

Price9
Comfort9
Compression8.5
Durability8.5
Muscle and Elbow Support9
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Pros
  • The H2H SPORT Unisex Compression Arm Sleeves allow for easy arm movements despite fitting very tightly

  • These arm sleeves do not roll down the arm no matter how hard you play
  • They absorb sweat and dry up pretty fast
  • These arm sleeves are both cool and warm enough so that you are able to play in them in both hot and cold conditions
    Protect protection for UV rays

  • They are easy to clean
Cons
  • Some users say that these gloves are not as durable as most other gloves in this list but that was not our experience. For us they held up really well
Summary

The H2H SPORT Unisex Compression Arm Sleeves are made by a Korean company that has been in the sporting business for a long time. The H2H SPORT Unisex Compression Arm Sleeves allow for easy arm movements despite fitting very tightly. This tight fit is integral in ensuring that these arm sleeves do not roll down the arm no matter how hard you play. Apart from that, they absorb sweat and dry up pretty fast to ensure that you keep playing even if you sweat a long, their sweat wicking properties are perhaps their best feature.

Due to the lightness of the material that they are made out of, the H2H SPORT Unisex Compression Arm Sleeves allow air to reach your arms ensuring that you keep cool during play. That said, these arm sleeves are both cool and warm enough so that you are able to play in them in both hot and cold conditions.

One of the things that really stands out for these arm sleeves, apart from their sweat wicking properties, is their UV protection. This is especially important for children as they are the ones who play during the day. This is also helpful if you decide to use these arm sleeves for something other than football such as cycling or golf.

The H2H SPORT Unisex Compression Arm Sleeves are pretty easy to clean and they dry really fast. The only thing to keep in mind is that you should not bleach these arm sleeves. Made for both men and women, the H2H SPORT Unisex Compression Arm Sleeves come in a variety of sizes and colors. You will find a size to fit both you and your upcoming stars.

Price9
Comfort8.5
Compression8
Durability8.5
Muscle and Elbow Support8.5
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Pros
  • These arm sleeves are soft, flexible and retain their elasticity after washes
  • They are also very durable and comfortable to wear even for long periods of time
  • The VIPER® Compression Arm Sleeves also feature double-seam hemming to further improve quality and increase durability
  • These arm sleeves will cover your arms from the wrists to the top of your biceps
  • They come with a non-slip inner silicone strip that holds the sleeve up
Cons
  • If you are rather short, you will find these arm sleeves a bit too long
Summary

At number six we have the VIPER® Compression Arm Sleeve which is a full length arm sleeve. The VIPER® Compression Arm Sleeve features TruCore protection and durability from Viper which ensures that apart from being durable, these arm sleeves are soft, flexible and retain their elasticity after washes. You can expect that the VIPER® Compression Arm Sleeve are going to last for whole seasons.

The VIPER® Compression Arm Sleeve also have dual-layer TruCore wicking. This technology helps the gloves remain warm and dry because the material allows for easy wicking of sweat. The VIPER® Compression Arm Sleeve also has double-seam hemming to further improve quality and increase durability.

They offer amazing elbow and muscle support. This goes a long way to help reduce fatigue while at the same time improving the flow of blood to the muscles. Although the VIPER® Compression Arm Sleeve are made to fit rather snugly, they do not “choke” the biceps even with the added silicone inner ring that holds them up. These arm sleeves will cover your arms from the wrists to the top of your biceps.

If you are wondering whether these sleeves will stay in place during long hours of play, then don't. They come with a non-slip inner silicone strip that holds the sleeve up. The silicone strip is hidden at the top and does not get sweaty. Although the VIPER® Compression Arm Sleeve comes in only one color, it is available in a number of sizes making it pretty simple to get one that fits you or your young champions. The Viper website also features a chart that you can use to find the correct arm sleeve.

Price8.5
Comfort8
Compression8
Durability8.5
Muscle and Elbow Support8
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Pros
  • These arm sleeves can be worn for lots of different sports
  • They feature flat-lock seams that improve durability and ensure there is no chaffing even when worn for long periods
  • They also offer amazing elbow and muscle support thereby reducing fatigue and cramping
  • These arm sleeves are ultra-thin and lightweight thereby ensuring you remain agile during play
  • Their superior moisture-wicking properties should keep you dry and comfortable during play
  • These arm sleeves do not lose their elasticity after washing
Cons
  • The EvoShield A180 Compression Arm Sleeve are rather short
Summary

EvoShield makes an entrance into this list at number 7 with its EvoShield A180 Compression Arm Sleeves. These are premium arm sleeves that can be worn and used for so many different sports. They feature flat-lock seams that you will not notice are there. These seams improve durability and ensure that you will be playing in the EvoShield A180 Compression Arm Sleeves for whole seasons.

These arm sleeves fit really tightly thereby supporting your muscles really well while improving circulation to these muscles. Apart from that, they also offer amazing elbow support and those who swing their arms lot during play, such as quarterbacks, should find this feature to be of great help. The EvoShield A180 Compression Arm Sleeve are rather short but they cover and support the biceps really well. They look like they would be best for shorter players.

These arm sleeves are ultra-thin and lightweight meaning that you should be agile enough when wearing them. Despite the fact that they are so light, they still manage to remain some of the most durable arm sleeves on this list. Their moisture-wicking properties should keep you dry and comfortable during play. The EvoShield A180 Compression Arm Sleeve do not roll down even under intense play which is a plus for these arm sleeves.

In the EvoShield A180 Compression Arm Sleeves, you get comfort, amazing support, lightweight sleeves and best of all, beautiful sleeves. It is really easy to match these sleeves to your outfits as they come in a variety of colors. They also come in various sizes so it will be easy to find one that fits you.

These arm sleeves do not lose their elasticity after washing and they are also pretty easy to wash. Just ensure that you slow dry them under a shade.

Price8
Comfort7.5
Compression8
Durability8
Muscle and Elbow Support7.5
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Pros
  • The Azaleas Premium UV Cool Arm Sleeves are light and breathable while managing to be quite durable as well
  • They are well stitched and the seams do not cause chaffing even if worn for long
  • The Azaleas Premium Uv Cool Arm Sleeves are long enough to cover the arm from the wrist to the top of the biceps for most people
  • They are elastic enough to provide sufficient compression
  • They also protect your arms from harmful UV rays
  • They have amazing sweat-wicking properties
Cons
  • They do not come in different sizes and the one size that is available might not be the exact right fit for you
Summary

At number 8 we have another product that is made in Korea. The Azaleas Premium UV Cool Arm Sleeves are made out of nylon and polyurethane. This makes the light and breathable while ensuring they are durable as well. They are well stitched and the seams do not cause chaffing even if you wear them for long. The Azaleas Premium Uv Cool Arm Sleeves are long enough to cover the arm from the wrist to the top of the biceps for most people. Apart from that, they are super elastic meaning that they will not squeeze your muscles too hard.

Their being super stretchy means that they come in a “one size fits all” format. A pair of Azaleas Premium Uv Cool Arm Sleeves should suffice for people with small arms as well as those who are heavily built. People with larger arms will feel a bit of a squeeze but that should not be uncomfortable. They also protect your arms from harmful UV rays so that should be a plus.

They have amazing sweat-wicking properties and they help keep your arms dry and comfortable even after long periods of play. Apart from that they do not roll down the arms which is a huge plus for people with skinny arms.

The Azaleas Premium Uv Cool Arm Sleeves are long enough for people with longer arms. They do come in a variety of colors so you will easily find some that match your outfit. As earlier mentioned, they come in only one size but despite this, they still fit people of all arm sizes.

Price7.5
Comfort7
Compression7
Durability7.5
Muscle and Elbow Support7
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Pros
  • They are long enough to cover the arm from the wrist to the biceps
  • They provide a level of compression that should be satisfactory for most people.
  • These Arm Sleeves have seams that are very well done so there is no chaffing even when worn for long periods of time.
  • The Badger Sport Digital Camoflauge Compression Arm Sleevse come with a band both at the top and at the wrist to ensure that they do not slide down even under intense play
  • They also offer amazing elbow and muscle support which helps reduce fatigue and cramping
Cons
  • A lot of users said that the sweat-wicking properties of these sleeves is a bit poor. This might be due to the material that they are made out of
  • A number of users said that they are too long for them
  • Summary

    If you are looking for arm sleeves that look great while at the same time offering amazing compression, the Badger Sport Digital Camoflauge Compression Arm Sleeves are it. They are long enough to cover the arm from the wrist to the biceps and they provide a level of compression that should be satisfactory for most people.

    The Badger Sport Digital Camoflauge Compression Arm Sleeves are made of polyester and spandex. This makes them light and elastic. The material also allows for them to have amazing breathability. A lot of users said that the sweat-wicking properties of these sleeves is a bit poor. This might be due to the material that they are made out of. The Badger Sport Digital Camoflauge Compression Arm Sleeves have seams that are very well done so there is no chaffing even when worn for long periods of time.

    The Badger Sport Digital Camoflauge Compression Arm Sleevse come with a band both at the top and at the wrist to ensure that they do not slide down even under intense play or sweating. They also offer amazing elbow and muscle support which helps reduce fatigue and cramping. Their level of compression is also pretty good for improving the flow of blood into the muscles.

    The Badger Sport Digital Camoflauge Compression Arm Sleeves come in a variety of colors and sizes. A number of users said that they are too long for them but we say it is better they be long rather than be short. They may also be a bit snug on the biceps especially for people who have larger biceps but they are not too uncomfortable.

    Price7.5
    Comfort7
    Compression6.5
    Durability7
    Muscle and Elbow Support6.5
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    Pros
    • The HT030 Lightweight Compression Arm Sleeve is elastic enough to be worn by people who have bigger biceps.
    • These arm sleeves offer a level of protection against UV rays
    • These arm sleeves also have superb moisture wicking properties which ensures that your arms will stay cool and dry during play
    • The HT030 Lightweight Compression Arm Sleeve offers amazing muscle and elbow support which is very important for reducing fatigue and preventing cramping
    • These arm sleeves also offer sufficient compression to help improve blood flow to the muscles
    Cons
    • These arem sleeves are not as durable as most of the other arm sleeves on this list
    Summary

    Closing out our list of the best football arm sleeves is the HT030 Lightweight Compression Arm Sleeve. This arm sleeve is specially made for comfort and that is the reasons why it is made out of nylon and spandex. Both of these materials are softy to the touch while allowing this arm sleeve to remain strong and elastic. The HT030 Lightweight Compression Arm Sleeve is elastic enough to be worn by people who have bigger biceps.

    The HT030 Lightweight Compression Arm Sleeve is good enough for all sorts of sports especially those that happen during the day as it offers a level of protection against UV rays. These arm sleeves also have superb moisture wicking properties which ensures that your arms will stay cool and dry during play.

    The HT030 Lightweight Compression Arm Sleeve offers amazing muscle and elbow support which is very important for reducing fatigue and preventing cramping. These arm sleeves also offer enough compression to help improve blood flow to the muscles and the whole arm in general.

    There is a sizing chart on the HT030 Lightweight Compression Arm Sleeve website so you should have a look at that if you do not know what size of the arm sleeve you need. The HT030 Lightweight Compression Arm Sleeve comes in different colors and sizes so that you have an easy time finding on that you like best.

    Price7
    Comfort6.5
    Compression6
    Durability7
    Muscle and Elbow Support6
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    About the Author

    About the Author: My name is Nicholas Young. I am a twenty-five year old freelancer living in Johnson City of Tennessee. As you might have guessed by now, I find meaning to my life from American football. .

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