Flight Socks Review & Giveaway

I’m so excited to be hosting my first giveaway on this blog, as it’s been in the works for a while! Tights Please contacted me a few months back to see if I would be interested in reviewing their flight socks. I literally jumped at the chance. I had recently been on a 14-hour flight from Cape Town to Kuala Lumpur, and it was pretty miserable. If I have to sit on a flight longer than five hours, my legs become really uncomfortable and restless, and not to sound like an old lady, but my feet swell too. It’s awful! So, I informed Tights Please that I could put these flight socks to the ultimate test on my upcoming 11-hour flight to Berlin.

About Flight Socks
Flight socks are compression socks intended to improve circulation. Now, I’m no medical expert but from what I understand when you sit for extended hours on a flight, your blood circulates less in your lower leg. This causes the discomfort that so many of us have from long travel days.

Putting them to the test
On November 2, I boarded my 11-hour flight from Bangkok to Berlin. I was at the airport early so I waited until I boarded the flight to put them on. And if I’m being honest, I waited until my hot seat buddy went to the bathroom to put them on, because I felt a bit like an 80 year old woman putting on black knee-high socks :) But I guess that’s getting off track, now isn’t it? Anyhow, the pair that I tested out is elastic-free at the top, making them more comfortable than I expected. Hours 5, 6, and 7 passed with ease. I was surprise that my legs were comfortable even at the 9th hour. Around hour 10 I did start to feel some discomfort and removed the socks for the last hour of my flight.

So what’s my final opinion? I LOVE these socks! Yes, they’re a bit dorky looking, but wear long pants, and you’ll be just fine. My legs weren’t nearly as restless, and they didn’t ache like they normally do. Up until hour 10 on my flight my legs felt great. The snug fit of the socks really helped with circulation and my legs were at ease much longer than on my previous flight. My feet still swelled, but the socks made a huge improvement on my comfort level while flying.

Want to win your own pair?
If you travel frequently like I do, these socks will be a great addition to your packing list without taking up much room. I tested them out on a flight, but they will also come in handy for long train or bus rides. And, it’s your lucky day because Tights Please is letting me give a prize to one of you lucky readers.

The prize includes:

Flight Socks
Pretty Polly Beauty Products
–        Sparkling Leg Gel
–        Sheer Silk Leg Make-Up
–        Moisturising Leg Shimmer
–        Velvet Bronze Leg Balm

Now, before I lose you male readers out there with the Pretty Polly Beauty Products, consider this: you can get your very own flight socks AND a gift for that girl you’ve had your eye on. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with what anniversary year that Tights Please is celebrating (hint: click on one of the links to check out the website). And that’s it! A winner will be drawn November 17th.

On an end note, I know some product reviewers choose to give away their test product as well, but I can’t do that. I’m wearing these sexy socks on my long flight back to the States in two weeks!

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